Advisory: Statement on Use of the Term "AuD Candidate"
Incidental reports and a search of the internet reveal that the term "AuD candidate" continues to be used, despite the original advisory in 2005. The Consensus Conference on AuD Education (2005) recommended against the use of the term "AuD candidate,” as it is not consistent with first professional degrees, regardless of the student's academic standing, and it may also be disallowed by some state licensure laws. There is a diversity of AuD curricula among the university programs, and attempts to restrict the use to those who have completed the majority of the degree requirements would likely result in disparity of the qualifications among those allowed by their university to use the term. Therefore, to avoid misleading advertisement of an individual’s qualifications, there should be no public use of the term "AuD candidate" while a person is a student.