Assessment-based certificate programs use evidence-based instructional design principles to ensure efficient learning and retention of information. They provide instruction and training (non-degree granting) and assess mastery of the intended learning outcomes and include access to a toolbox of resources for the full registration period.
All ABA credentials are voluntary and independent. An audiologist does not need to be a member of any particular professional membership organization to be eligible for, or to obtain, a certificate. Certificates are valid for five (5) years after successful completion of the programs and certificate holders may need to complete updated content to extend their certificates.
Certificate Holder—Audiology Preceptor® (CH-AP)
CH-AP is an online self-study program for licensed audiologists, first offered in 2016, that is designed to:
- teach preceptors (clinical educators) how to facilitate an AuD student's transition from novice clinician to competent independent professional;
- create training standards around the vocation of audiology precepting, advancing a pathway for an individual to become recognized as an audiology preceptor; and
- develop a greater pool of trained audiology preceptors to provide critically important opportunities for students to apply classroom learning in authentic clinical settings.
The CH-AP certificate program includes four (4) modules that can be completed in any order to earn 0.8 Tier 1 CEUs (0.2 CEUs for each module). When all four modules are completed within twelve (12) months from initial registration date and licensure is verified, the CH-AP certificate will be awarded.
The four-module package is available for registration temporarily while a new 5th module is being completed to add to the program material. Once the 5th module is added to the package, it will replace this four-module package. If you purchase this content now, please complete the program material as soon as possible. All certificate start dates reflect the material completed and your certificate does not expire. Once the five-module package is available, all certificate start dates after that will indicate that all five modules have been completed. If you have not completed this current four-module content prior to that date, when you do finish your certificate start date will be backdated to indicate that you have only completed the four-module content.
- Review the CH-AP Participant Handbook for more information on eligibility, individual and group fees, training curriculum, etc.
- Register for the CH-AP Program. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to register your group.
- Read the Assessment-Based Code of Ethics
- Review the informational PDF on the development of CH-AP
Certificate Holder—Tinnitus Management® (CH-TM)
CH-TM is an online self-study program for licensed audiologists, first offered in 2018, that is a comprehensive tinnitus management education program providing essential information for assessing and managing patients with tinnitus or decreased sound tolerance.
The CH-TM certificate program includes seven (7) modules in two (2) parts that must be completed in order to earn 1.4 Tier 1 CEUs (0.2 CEUs for each module). When both parts are completed within eighteen(18) months from initial Part 1 registration date and licensure is verified, the CH-TM certificate will be awarded.
- Module 1- Tinnitus Definitions & Theoretical Foundations: Identifies the different types and characteristics of tinnitus, its prevalence in the US and globally, and different theories of its etiology.
- Module 2 – Management of the Patient with Tinnitus: Provides a snapshot of the experience of tinnitus, along with a broad synopsis of assessment approaches, intervention techniques, and practice management considerations.
- Module 3 – Business Management Considerations: Discusses the unique demands and business factors associated with integrating tinnitus and DST services into an audiology practice.
- Module 4- Audiological Evaluation of the Patient with Tinnitus: Teaches how to assess the results of a comprehensive audiological evaluation as a basis for clinical decision-making for a patient with tinnitus.
- Module 5 – Tinnitus Intervention Techniques: Reviews varied approaches that may be used as intervention for patients with tinnitus, including indications for use, benefits, and limitations of each technique.
- Module 6 – Management Plan for the Patient with Tinnitus: Teaches how to educate and collaborate with patients and other providers to develop a management plan for a patient with tinnitus.
- Module 7 – Management of the Patient with Decreased Sound Tolerance: Summarizes the characteristics and prevalence of DST along with assessment approaches, treatment techniques, and practice management considerations for these patients.