While we all look forward to a brighter new year, it is a good time to look back on the accomplishments of this challenging past year—your accomplishments. Even while COVID-19 turned everything on its head, so many of you looked for ways to expand and improve your practice through your commitment to continuing education and excellence in audiology.
One-hundred thirty-two of you completed the Certificate Holders–Tinnitus Management® program bringing the total to 268 with the CH-TM credential. Another 69 completed the Certificate Holder–Audiology Preceptor® program so that 562 have strengthened their precepting skills via the CH-AP credential. We welcome and congratulate eight pediatric audiologists who took the step–and passed the exam–to hold the Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification® (PASC). As always, we are grateful to the over 1,200 of you who hold the ABA-Certified credential, demonstrating your dedication to continued professional development.
Coming up this spring, we look forward to another administration of the PASC exam at regional sites throughout the country; applications and registrations for the exam are currently being accepted. You’ll see elsewhere in the newsletter how tinnitus has become an even more important topic in this time of COVID-19. And for those of you who already hold the CH-AP, an updated module launch is planned for later this year—stay tuned!
What the ABA benefits from most is your input and involvement. I encourage you to share your expertise and enthusiasm for audiology by volunteering for the ABA Board. More information on how to get involved will be in the May newsletter.
Cheryl Edwards, AuD, PASC, CH-AP
Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC) Exam Successfully Transitioned to Online Delivery in Spring 2022
Nineteen PASC Exam candidates successfully tested in May 2022 using the American Board of Audiology (ABA) new online testing platform with live, remote proctors. This new testing option allows for more flexible testing times and location for each exam candidate. Since 2011, the exam was administered by paper and pencil on 16 occasions, often at…
In June, the American Board of Audiology (ABA) Board rescinded the expiration dates for both the CH-AP and CH-TM certificate programs. This means that all existing and newly completed certificates will only note the start date (the date when the last module is successfully completed) and will no longer expire after five years. This brings…
I am pleased to share the success of our online Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC) exam structure as well as updates to the ABA certificate programs. Welcome new certification and certificate recipients! The ABA Board is focused on evaluating opportunities to improve existing options as well as the possibility of expanding to new areas in…