Provisional Certification for Externs
Certification is a voluntary process whereby a professional body certifies an audiologist’s professional skills and competency. Certification also indicates that the certified audiologist adheres to the denoting body’s Code of Ethics.
Once Au.D. status is obtained, certification can be sought through The American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Board of Audiology (ABA). The ABA also offers specialty certification denoting specialized knowledge in a unique subject matter for cochlear implants and is developing a specialty certification for pediatrics.
The ABA offers provisional certification to fourth year doctoral students who have completed their classroom based coursework. ABA Provisional Certification indicates the student’s commitment to professional development and the profession of audiology. There is no cost to the student in obtaining ABA provisional certification. Provisional certification streamlines the process to full ABA certification.
More information about obtaining ABA provisional certification as well as the application can
be found on the ABA’s website: