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. 

Steps to obtain ASHA Certification

  1. Earn your Master’s degree from an accredited CAA program 
  2. Complete the Praxis Exam with passing score 
  3. Review current standards of application and submit your application along with dues (Hint *Apply during ASHA's Gift to the Grad, May 1 – August 31, and get up to 20 months of membership for the price of 12) 
  4. Become ASHA Member 
  5. Complete a 36-week Clinical Fellowship (CFY) experience under ASHA-certified SLP or Audiologist 
  6. Submit CFY forms (allow up to 6 weeks for review)
  7. Congratulations CCC-SLP!
    *Renew yearly

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 Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Any questions regarding licensure or requirements to obtain/maintain licensure need to be addressed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation 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.

Steps to obtain Texas License

  1. Earn your Master’s degree was earned from a CAA program 
  2. Ensure that the Intern in Speech-Language Pathology Course Work and Clinical Experience Form is completed by your CAA accredited Program Director 
  3. Complete clinical fellowship and submit required forms 
  4. Complete and pass Praxis and Jurisprudence exams 
  5. Submit application including official transcripts and fees
  6. After submission, instructions will be sent to complete criminal history review and fingerprints
  7. Congratulations, you’ve completed the Texas Licensure process!
    * Renew every two years

When renewing your State of Texas license, related documentation can be scanned and uploaded directly to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation website. 

For more information please visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) website at https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/slpa/slpa.htm.

In Person: Visit TDLR in person at 920 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701.  Lobby hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

Phone: TDLR Customer Service team members are available by phone from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

  • (800) 803-9202 (in state only)
  • (512) 463-6599
  • (512) 463-9468 (Fax)
  • (800) 735-2989 (Relay Texas-TDD)

E-mail: CS.Speech@tdlr.texas.gov