Changes in ASHA’s Certification Standards 2020

As of January 1, 2020, Clinical Supervisors and Clinical Fellowship mentors will have to have a minimum of:

  1. Nine months of practice experience post-certification before serving as a supervisor
  2. Two hours of professional development in the area of supervision post-certification

These two hours of training could have occurred in the past as long as that training took place after certification. This is a one-time requirement and does not need to be done yearly.

If participants want to mentor/supervise after January 1, 2020, then they need to have this training documented.

Below are some courses available to meet the new ASHA requirements for supervisors to have two hours of continuing education in supervision.

These self-study courses are FREE for ASHA members. They can be taken at any time:

  • The Nine Building Blocks of Supervision (0.2 ASHA CEUs or 2.0 PDH)
  • Knowledge, Skills and Competencies for Supervision (0.1 ASHA CEU or 1.0 PDH)

 **Also as of January 2020, all ASHA certified clinicians (whether clinical supervisors or not) will need to take one hour of continuing education in ethics each certification maintenance interval, beginning with the 2020-2023 cycle. This applies to any individual who holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence. 

ASHA/CFCC will be doing a webinar (the third one) about this new requirement on Tuesday, December 3, at 10:00 am eastern/9:00 am central.   

2020 Speech-Language Pathology Certification Standards: What You Need To Know

Speech-language pathology (SLP) students, academic program directors and faculty, clinical educators and clinical fellowship mentors and clinical fellows, this session is for you! Get answers to your questions about ASHA’s new certification standards in SLP, which take effect on January 1, 2020. Members of ASHA’s certification staff, along with current and former members of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC), will be available to answer your questions. This live chat will help answer your questions about:

  • how to navigate the new online application process
  • certification standards changes that are coming in 2020
  • applying for certification under the new standards
  • when to apply for certification (particularly important for December 2019 grads!)

* NJSHA will be hosting a two-hour webinar on ethics in March. More details to come.

 2020 ASHA CFCC Certification Standards

Description of the Changes Made in the 2020 Standards