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Accreditation Status

Program Accreditation Status

The Doctor of Audiology program at the University of the Pacific has been awarded candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and "developing status" by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE).

CAA Accreditation

The Doctor of Audiology program at University of the Pacific was awarded candidacy status for accreditation on March 20, 2015 by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Candidacy is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.

CAA provides the opportunity for new programs seeking accreditation status to participate in its candidacy, or pre-accreditation, program. Once candidacy status has been awarded, the program must submit annual progress reports to demonstrate continued and progressive compliance with standards, including appropriate supporting documentation, towards achieving full accreditation within the required five-year period. Programs with candidacy accreditation may enroll and graduate students.

More information on the CAA and its accreditation standards may be obtained by accessing the documents on the CAA's Web site: http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation.

ACAE Accreditation

The Doctor of Audiology program at University of the Pacific was awarded "developing status" on March 3, 2015 by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). Executive Director, ACAE, 1718 M Street, N.W., # 297, Washington, D.C. 20036; Telephone #: 202-986-9500.

Although the designation "developing status" is not a guarantee of accreditation, it does indicate that the resource allocation and plan for development of the proposed program appear to demonstrate the ability to meet the ACAE Standards if fully implemented. Developing Status must be granted before students may be admitted or notified of admission to the program

Once Developing Status is granted, the program may admit its first class of students and proceed to the second stage of the process, the Initial Self-Study. In this step, the program assesses its compliance with the ACAE Standards and submits a self-study document, which is then followed by an initial interactive (virtual) site visit followed by an on-site evaluation conducted by an ACAE Site Visitor Team. Because graduation from an accredited educational program is a requirement of licensure in most states, every effort is made by ACAE to assure that the accreditation process is complete prior to the graduation of the first class of students.
More information on the ACAE and its accreditation standards may be obtained by accessing the documents on the ACAE'S web site: http://acaeaccred.org/.