Applying for Specialty Certification
For more information on the application
process, please click on the links below:

Summary of Application Procedures

Intent to Apply Form

Portfolio Checklist
If you have filed an Intent to Apply form and
paid the fee, you may access the ABCLLD
Manual by clicking on the link below (Please
note, password required. Additionally,
Application fee due at time of portfolio
submission.):

Manual of Policies and Procedures
What is specialty certification?
Specialty certification is a means by which
audiologists or speech-language
pathologists with advanced knowledge,
skills, and leadership beyond the certificate
of Clinical Competence (CCC-A or
CCC-SLP) may be recognized by
consumers, colleagues, referral and payor
sources, and the general public. The
American Board of Child Language and
Language Disorders is approved by the
Council on Clinical Certification of the
American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association.

Specialists
An individual may apply to the ABCLLD to
become a Board Certified Specialist in Child
Language (BCS-CL) by complying with the
following Standards for Certification as a
Child Language Specialist:  

1. Hold current Certificate of Clinical
Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language
Pathology; verify an equivalent of five years
of clinical experience after obtaining the
CCC with an emphasis on Child Language;

2. Document advanced educational
experiences (100 hours in intermediate or
advanced programming) related to typical
and atypical language learners, beyond the
requirements for the CCC, including typical
language learning, children at-risk for
language disorders, language differences,
and disordered oral and written language,
including discourse; and

3.  Demonstrate advanced knowledge,
skills, and leadership in Child Language.
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