Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 08, 2015
The American Board of Audiology® (ABA) is now taking applications for its Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC®) examination, which will take place on March 29, at the AudiologyNow! Conference in San Antonio, TX. Regular registration is open through January 29, 2015, and late applications (with additional fees) will be open through February 28. Eligibility requirements for the PASC exam are outlined here.
The PASC recognizes audiologists who have acquired specialized knowledge in the field of pediatric audiology, enhances their individual performance through exam preparation and recertification, and elevates professional standards in the field of pediatric audiology.
The PASC testifies to an audiologist’s expertise in pediatric audiology and demonstrates to colleagues, other health-care providers, patients, and employers that he or she has acquired a high level of knowledge in the field of pediatric audiology and are the best option for treating children with audio-vestibular disorders and hearing loss.
To earn the PASC credential, candidates must meet minimum pediatric audiology professional experience requirements and provide evidence of a graduate degree in audiology. Successful applicants must then pass a challenging examination that covers seven pediatric audiology knowledge domains: Laws and Regulations, Hearing and Hearing Loss, Child Development, Screening and Assessment Procedures, Counseling, Communication Enhancement Technology, and Habilitation/Rehabilitation Strategies. Once an audiologist successfully passes the PASC exam, he or she must renew the certification every three years through 60 hours of continuing education, 30 of which must be specific to pediatric audiology.
For more information regarding the PASC, ABA Board Certified in Audiology, the Cochlear Implant Specialty Certification (CISC), or the American Board of Audiology, visit http://www.boardofaudiology.org or call the ABA at 1-800-881-5410.
About the American Board of Audiology® (ABA)
An autonomous national credentialing organization, the ABA is dedicated to enhancing audiological services to the public by promulgating universally recognized standards in professional practice. The ABA encourages audiologists to exceed these prescribed standards, thereby promoting a high level of professional development and ethical practice.