ASHA Certification

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers a certification that is a nationally recognized professional credential. When you become ASHA certified, you have achieved a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) and this is offered for the field of Audiology (CCC-A) or Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).

Find more information on ASHA certification and how to apply. 

Texas State Licensure

In the state of Texas, all speech-language pathologists and audiologists as well as interns and assistants, must adhere to licensure guidelines as established by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Any questions regarding licensure or requirements to obtain/maintain licensure need to be addressed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

The Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) is a membership based association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, consumers, and students. TSHA does not govern or regulate licensure for speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Visit the TSHA Continuing Education Center for information on TSHA and ASHA approved CE opportunities.

When renewing your State of Texas license, the Jurisprudence Exam Certificate of completion can be scanned and e-mailed directly to the State Board of Examiners instead of being faxed. The e-mail address is: speech@dshs.state.tx.us. This e-mail address goes directly to the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The fax number is used by multiple boards. State licensing questions are best found at the state board website http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/speech/