Audiology Certification and Certificate Program Overviews

Audiology certification programs train students in the science, as they learn about patient statistics, various hearing conditions, hearing diagnosis and treatment plans and research methods.

Essential Information

Audiologists help people who have ear-related injuries and conditions, like hearing and balance problems. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) confers a nationally recognized Certificate of Clinical Competence to those who enroll and successfully complete their audiology program. Students in the program learn how to use mechanical tools to determine the nature and extent of ear issues and damage. The curriculum covers hearing disorders, clinical treatments ethical codes and patient demographics. To graduate, an exit exam must be passed. Applicants must have a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) degree, acceptable Praxis audiology exam scores and a graduate transcript.


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Certificate of Clinical Competence

Prospective certification earners must demonstrate understanding in six skills-set areas in order to receive ASHA certification. At the end of the program they take an exam that focuses on the following areas:

  • Practice foundations
  • Identification and prevention
  • Assessment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Consultation and advocacy
  • Research, education and administration

Employment Outlook and Salary Information

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for audiologists is predicted to grow at a rate of 29% over the 2014-2024 decade. The mean annual salary for these professionals was $77,420 as of May 2015 (www.bls.gov).

Continuing Education

All 50 states require audiologists to be licensed, and many require these professionals to possess a doctorate. In addition to the voluntary certification administered by ASHA, the American Board of Audiology (ABA) offers certification for audiologists (www.americanboardofaudiology.org). Applicants must hold a doctorate to earn this designation. The ABA also has specialty certifications for those who work with cochlear implants and pediatric medicine. To qualify for ASHA or ABA re-certification, a certain number of education hours must be completed every three years.

Coursework for audiology certificates covers working with patients and clinical treatments for hearing issues. Certification is provided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).


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