The Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at La Salle University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289, 301.296.5700. ASHA is the national professional, credentialing, and scientific organization for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech-language-hearing scientists. To practice in most work settings, speech-language pathologists must hold a master’s degree and become certified by ASHA. This certification, called the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), requires the successful completion of a specific program of coursework and practicum, a supervised Clinical Fellowship (CF), and passing of a national examination. Most states also require speech-language pathologists to be licensed to practice. Licensure requirements in 49 of the 50 states (including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware) are identical to ASHA-CCC standards.
For more information about certification, please contact the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at 1.800.498.2071 or http://www.asha.org/certification/2005_SLP_FAQ.htm.