SLP Grad Students: ASHA Issues New Telepractice and Telesupervision Allowances for 2023

Current COVID-19 guidance from the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) will end on December 31, 2022, and ASHA has updated its 2020 Certification Standards in Speech-Language Pathology to allow telepractice. So, if you’re ready to begin a graduate program or clinical fellowship experience, now is the time to become familiar with ASHA’s certification requirements. Here’s the new information you need to know now to make your CCC-SLP application process run smoothly.

 If you begin your graduate program on or after January 1, 2023 . . .

  • you can count up to 125 hours of telepractice toward the 400-hour clinical practicum;
  • you can count only the time you spent in direct clinical contact with the client if there are multiple graduate students participating in a session; and
  • be sure to verify that your graduate supervisor has met the Standard V-E supervision requirements—if they haven’t, you cannot count the time that they supervise you.

If you begin your CF experience on or after January 1, 2023 . . .

  • you may earn up to 25% of the required 1,260 hours using telepractice;
  • your CF mentor may complete up to three of the six required direct observations using telesupervision; and
  • your CF mentor must meet the supervision requirements in Standard V-E in order for you to count the hours that they supervise you—it’s your responsibility to verify that their certification remains current throughout your CF.

Did you begin your graduate program or CF experience before December 31, 2022? If yes, you may continue following the COVID-19 guidance from the CFCC until you graduate or complete your CF experience—whichever comes first.

Please contact ASHA’s Certification team at certification@asha.org if you have questions about these updates or about the process of becoming ASHA certified.

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