Professional Development

NJSHA members receive discounted rates for ALL NJSHA professional development and CEU events. NJSHA offers over 43 hours of professional development workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year. These provide NJ licensure continuing education hours and/or ASHA CEUs. CEU opportunities are available in the form of webinars, half day, full day and multi day programs.

NJSHA’s annual Convention is the largest professional event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech-language pathology and audiology students in New Jersey. Members receive significantly discounted registration.

Legislation and Advocacy

NJSHA advocates for speech-language-pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists at the state and national level. NJSHA’s lobbyist provides regular and ongoing oversite of upcoming legislation, policy and issues that have, or could have, a significant impact on our professions and stakeholders. NJSHA members have testified at the Capitol in Trenton and have served as subject matter experts for New Jersey legislators and policy makers involved with legislation/regulations affecting SLPs and audiologists.

The annual Legislative Day promotes awareness and visibility of speech and hearing-related issues and provides an opportunity for first hand interaction with legislators.

NJSHA actively supports legislative and advocacy efforts related to our professions to ensure the concerns of our professionals and those we serve are addressed appropriately.

There are a multitude of volunteer opportunities to suit your schedule and interests.

Public Awareness

NJSHA serves as a reliable source of information for our members and the public to educate and raise awareness of our profession. NJSHA’s up-to-date website contains a wealth of information including information and is the go-to source to be aware of new laws and regulations, the latest NJSHA projects, professional development programs, information about our members, committee activities and exciting new initiatives. As a member you receive access to the NJSHA member directory, our quarterly newsletter, VOICES, and emails so you are informed about important announcements and professional information quickly.


Membership in NJSHA provides you with access to a cadre of volunteers who provide resources and information to help guide you through your most pressing professional challenges. Our membership consists of over 1,500 speech-language pathologists and audiologists and represents a range of professional environments including healthcare, early intervention, private practice, schools and higher education. Members take advantage of opportunities to be individually mentored by established professionals through participation with the NJSHA community. Members attend networking events at discounted rates and members-only FREE events nearby. Meet colleagues and build a professional and social network among your peers!


VOICES (NJSHA’s quarterly newsletter) provides up-to-date news and information pertaining to your profession to ensure that you remain current with news, trends, discussions and articles related to your profession. Members receive up-to-the-minute news, information and updates from NJSHA via email blasts, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

As a NJSHA member, you receive discounts when advertising jobs on NJSHA’s Career Center and may request access to the membership base for surveys and questionnaires for research support.

Members only sections of the website include technical information regarding legislation, policies, technical documents, clinical setting specific information, updates and much more!

Membership Recognition

Honors and Awards are bestowed annually upon qualified members who have been nominated by their colleagues based on award criteria. NJSHA student members enrolled in New Jersey graduate degree programs may be nominated to win a scholarship through the Marni Reisberg Recognition Award and NJSHA/NJAA Outstanding Student Audiologist Award programs. Members’ accomplishments and news are regularly highlighted on social media and the website.

Financial Benefits of Membership

Financial Benefits for members are always a key concern. The NJSHA Board of Directors reduced membership fees several years ago and works to keep membership fees as well as registration rates for continuing education events affordable and reasonable. Members receive reduced registration for all continuing education events including our annual Convention, webinars, full day programs and more! NJSHA also offers an annual FREE members appreciation webinar. Members can save over $170 per year on continuing education events.

Be a part of a community of like-minded professionals

NJSHA offers you a variety of opportunities to be involved in projects, task forces and committees with participation available through conference calls and/or live interaction. Membership means belonging to something great, something bigger than yourself, something that has amazing opportunities for professional and personal growth. Your contribution and interactions need not take a great deal of time, but the rewards are unlimited!

The opportunities are endless when you become a member of NJSHA.

NJSHA members receive:

  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter, VOICES, to stay informed about current and future activities within NJSHA and our professions
  • Reduced registration fees for our annual Convention
  • Reduced fees for all continuing education opportunities to maintain licensure and certification
  • Access to NJSHA members’ directory
  • Full access to the members-only section of the NJSHA website
  • Information on legislative activities that impact you and our industry
  • Forum to post issues, questions, concerns
  • Ability to be listed in our Resource and Referral database
  • Opportunity to participate in NJSHA committees of interest to you
  • Opportunity to network statewide with other dedicated speech-language pathologists and audiologists
  • Access to post resumes and job opportunities
  • Experience professional growth through networking, mentorships, professional development and leadership opportunities
  • A voice in Trenton to protect the professions and advocate for legislation that benefits our stakeholders


Holds a graduate degree with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech, language or hearing science; or a graduate degree and present evidence of active research, interest and performance in the field of human communication.

These requirements for election as a Regular Member are waived in cases of those who have maintained their Regular Membership status in the Association without interruption from a date preceding January 1, 1969.

Dues: $90.00 one year, $160 two years


A Regular Member who has completed a graduate program within the past year.

Dues: $75.00 one year


A Regular Member who has completed a graduate or doctoral program within the past year. Eligibility for this one-time, one-year membership requires completion of an anonymous survey and volunteering on a NJSHA committee. Take survey.

Dues: $00.00 one year


One who is employed in and /or presents evidence of interest in the field of communication disorders and/or sciences but does not meet the requirements of a Regular Member or a Student Member.

Dues: $75.00 one year, $145.00 two years


One who presents evidence of current full-time matriculation (six to nine credit hours or more per semester, depending on program definition of full time) in a graduate (doctoral or masters) or undergraduate program in speech-language pathology, audiology and/or speech and hearing science.

Dues: $25.00 one year, $45.00 two years


A Regular Member who has attained the age of 65 (by January 1, 2022) and has held membership for 20 consecutive years prior to age 65. Such Regular Members may apply for and, upon approval, receive Life Membership with all privileges of a Regular Member with reduced payment of annual dues. Contact the NJSHA Office for verification.

Dues: $30.00 one year, $55.00 two years

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