Applying for Specialty Certification
The Application Process
To become Board Certified as a Specialist in Child Language (BCS-CL), you must:
- Demonstrate your advanced knowledge, skills, leadership, and experience in child language.
- Have been employed as an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist the equivalent of full time for five years.
- Hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).
- Document 100 hours of intermediate or advanced continuing education related to child language, within 10 years of applying.
For more details, refer to the Overview of the Application Process PDF. DO NOT APPLY until you have reviewed this document and determined you are ready to start the process, as the application fee is nonrefundable.
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Upon applying, you will be assigned an Advisor who will provide support to you as you complete your application. Your Advisor can answer your questions related to the application process.