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Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)

ACAE recognizes, reinforces, and promotes high quality performance in AuD educational programs through a rigorous evaluation and verification process. The process will produce evidence that AuD programs have prepared graduates who are qualified to be doctoral-level and independent practicing audiologists. Graduates will be at the point of entry to the United States and international health-care systems for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders.

Specifically, the professional at this level will demonstrate readiness for limited license practitioner status in the United States. Accreditation also assures communities of interest that graduates will be able to function according to the national scope of practice, as defined by the profession. Be inspired, seek accreditation by the ACAE.

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Visit Advocacy to receive the latest information on the Academy’s legislative and regulatory efforts. Stop by to find out how you can become more involved in the Academy’s advocacy initiatives by

  • Obtaining updates on current legislation and regulatory changes impacting the profession of audiology.
  • Finding your elected officials by searching an online database.
  • Sending letters to your representative or senators through our quick and easy Legislative Action Center.
  • Learning more about the Academy’s Political Action Committee (PAC) and how a robust PAC is critical in supporting our political efforts on Capitol Hill.
  • Joining the Academy’s grassroots network to further advance the profession through advocacy.

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American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF)

The AAA Foundation partners with the Academy and other hearing-health organizations to promote philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in audiology and hearing science.

Visit the AAA Foundation Booth for information on our special event fundraiser, Happy Hour, and philanthropic projects (Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology, Student Research Forum, Member Assistance Program [MAP], and Jerger Poster Awards). These programs and others are supported with member donations. Visit for more information.

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American Board of Audiology (ABA)

It’s time to get ABA Certified in audiology to demonstrate your commitment to quality hearing and balance patient care. Join the many audiologists across the globe that have attained voluntary certification from the ABA as a demonstration of their commitment to staying up to date in the field of audiology.

The ABA Certified credential identifies and recognizes audiologists whose knowledge base and ethical practices are consistent with professionally established standards and who continuously enhance their professional knowledge through continuing education. The ABA offers the Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification® (PASC) for audiologists who have acquired specialized knowledge in the field of pediatric audiology. The ABA offers two certificate programs: Certificate Holder-Audiology Preceptor (CH-AP) and Certificate Holder-Tinnitus Management (CH-TM). Visit to learn more about the certifications and certificates offered by the ABA.

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The HEARCareers Employment Center is an extension of the Academy’s year-round employment website, It provides employers, preceptors, job seekers, and students a place to connect and learn more about current career opportunities available in the field of audiology. Employers and preceptors can post jobs, view resumes, and interview potential candidates while job seekers and students can upload resumes, view jobs and externships, and network using the Employment Center resources. Please e-mail HearCareers with questions or requests for more information.

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In Academy Central you will find staff to answer your questions about joining the Academy, renewing your membership, benefits of membership, or other discounted products and services you receive as an Academy member. You can pick up committee volunteer forms, membership applications, or just stop by to give us feedback on your membership experience.

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Professional Development

Visit the Professional Development staff in Academy Central for:

  • Continuing education information
  • Tier 1 session information
  • CEU Manager assistance
  • eAudiology Web seminar information

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Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)

Gather important Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) information to bring back to your chapter and see what other SAA chapters have been up to! The SAA can help you find ways to engage, empower, and lead the student voice. Members of the SAA Board of Directors and SAA Programs Subcommittee will be on hand to answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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