American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis™ tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

National Certification

Note: As of January 2013, Praxis Audiology test scores are reported on a 100–200 score scale in one-point increments. Due to this change, ETS has changed the test code of the Audiology test to 0342. The content of the test has not changed. The required score for ASHA, the state boards of licensure and the departments of education on the new scale is 170 (equivalent to the required score of 600 on the former 250–990 scale). It is recommended that students take the exam during the final year. The exam is outcome based and depends on the student being able to engage in clinical decision-making.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Audiologist Audiology 5342 0342 170
Speech-Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600

This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin.

 

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