What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Students can complete the certificate in one year.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Clarkston, Online

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: March 31
  • Spring: Does not admit
  • Summer: Does not admit

Audiology Assistant Certificate

An audiology assistant is a person who, after appropriate training and demonstration of competency, performs delegated tasks that are prescribed, directed and supervised by a certified or licensed audiologist. Audiology Assistants improve access to patient care by increasing the availability of audiology services. They also reduce costs by performing tasks that do not require the professional skills of a certified or licensed audiologist.

The Audiology Assistant Certificate program at Georgia State University offers coursework and supervised clinical experiences to prepare students for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification exam and credentialing.

This hybrid format certificate program is ideal for prospective undergraduates or post-bachelor degree students. It also serves as a pathway for students interested in pursuing and applying for a master’s degree in speech-language pathology or clinical doctorate in audiology.

The catalog listing is expected to be available in March 2023. For more information, view the College of Education & Human Development undergraduate admissions page, Audiology Assistant Certificate section.

Students should consult with advisers to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisers about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Program Highlights

“The AACP has taught me so much in a short span of time! I feel prepared to work in an audiology setting, and the program has provided professional connections outside Georgia State. I’m sure the experience I’ve gained from the AACP will be helpful in my future career as a speech pathologist.”

–Claire Warner, NSSLHA DEI Officer
M.S. Student | Communication Sciences & Disorders

Audiology Students

Annie Kipcak standing in front of yellow house

“When I found out about the AAC Program, I was so excited to be able to apply. I am on my journey to becoming a Speech Pathologist and I truly felt like the certificate would help be a more well-rounded SLP. Not only are my classmates excited to be there, but the professors really care about the work and about us as students and individuals. This is a program that prepares you to be strong in the workforce. It gives you the tools to feel confident and successful while also enjoying the process.”

–Annie Kipcak, M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders Grad Student

Program Details

Prospective students will need to complete an online application. Students’ applications will be reviewed by the Office of Academic Assistance certificate program admissions committee. Program faculty will make final admission decisions.

Specific admission requirements include:

  • Online application
  • Goals statement: No more than two typed pages that summarize career goals related to communication sciences and disorders and working as an audiology assistant (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two letters of recommendation (identify recommenders on the application)

Program of Study

  • CSD 2480/4480: Intro to Hearing Science (3)
    CSD 2490/4490: Aural Rehabilitation (3)
  • CSD 2540/4540: Amplification and Assistive Listening Devices for Audiology Assistants (3)
  • CSD 2570/4570: Advanced Audiological Assessment (3)
  • CSD 2600/4600: Professional Practices for Audiology Assistants (1)

Program Total: Minimum of 13 hours

For complete degree requirements, visit the catalog.

The Audiology Assistant Certificate has the following objectives:

  • To develop the workforce in Georgia and the Southeast by responding to the shortage of audiology professionals trained in the state of Georgia.
  • To increase access to competent and culturally appropriate audiology services for people with hearing loss who come from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Career Outcomes

An audiology assistant performs delegated tasks that are prescribed, directed and supervised by a licensed audiologist. Audiology assistants help improve access to patient care, increase productivity by reducing wait times and enhance patient satisfaction. They work in different healthcare settings, such as public and private hospitals, audiology clinics and physicians’ offices.

The job outlook for an audiology assistant remains excellent at a national level. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for audiology is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2021 to 2031. This growth is a much faster rate than the average for all occupations.*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Contacts

Liz Minnette Ramos Fernandez
[email protected]
404-413-8343

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