In addition to holding specific Illinois state credentials, such as an Educator’s License and an IDFPR license, many speech-language pathologists and audiologists also hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA is a professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, hearing scientists. The Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) is the nationally-recognized credential granted by ASHA to audiologists and speech-language pathologists who have met the academic, clinical, and professional requirements outlined by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology.
Currently, the 2005 Standards for Certification in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) are being used. The 2014 Standards for Certification in Speech-Language Pathology will be implemented as of September 1, 2014.
The current Standards of Certification for Audiology (CCC-A) are from 2012.
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold their CCCs must fulfill continuing education requirements within a specific time interval to maintain certification.