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

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Audiology Certification

Note: The required score for ASHA and the state boards of examiners on the new scale (100–200) 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.

Speech-Language Pathology Certification

Note: As of September 2014, Praxis Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) test scores are reported on a 100–200 score scale in one-point increments. This Praxis Speech-Language Pathology test is a new test using code 5331. The required score for ASHA and the state boards of examiners on the new scale is 162.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Audiologist Audiology 5342 170
Speech-Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology
Required through August 31, 2014.
5330 600
Speech-Language Pathology
Required beginning September 1, 2014.
5331 162

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