Membership Status and Categories

To make your ASHA Convention registration experience as easy as possible, check your membership status (you must register using your current membership category) and make sure your dues are current.

If you register using a different member category than what is currently in your ASHA account, your registration cannot be processed until this problem is resolved, and mailing of your Convention materials may be delayed. If you have questions regarding your membership or dues, call the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071.

How You Can Join ASHA

Read more about the various types of ASHA membership and benefits, then complete and submit the application that corresponds to your membership type or call the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071 for more information or assistance.

If you plan to join ASHA to take advantage of a member rate for your ASHA Convention registration, call the ASHA Action Center first to check the status of your application. If your membership has not been processed at the time you need to register (such as by September 30 to take advantage of the Early Bird discounted rate), you should pay the fee that applies to you at the time you register.

Email for more information about membership status changes, status change deadlines, and registration refunds. ASHA membership applications cannot be accepted onsite at the ASHA Convention, nor can refunds for registration category adjustments be issued onsite. You will receive a credit card refund or check refund in the mail after Convention.

Registration Categories

ASHA Member

To register at a member rate, you must indicate your membership number on the registration form. Please make sure that your dues are current. If they are not, your registration will be processed at the non-member registration fee.

New Professional ASHA Members/CFY

Individuals who have been a member of ASHA for four years or less are considered New ASHA Members.

NSSLHA/ASHA Graduate Student Member

This rate is for current National NSSLHA or ASHA Graduate Student members. Students enrolled in a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate program may join NSSLHA and receive the NSSLHA member fee. Doctoral students who hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence must initiate their ASHA Graduate Student membership in order to receive the Graduate Student rate.

Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

This rate is for individuals who are ASHA Affiliates through the ASHA Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology Assistants Program and hold the C-AA or the C-SLPA. This registration category is awarded professional development hours, not ASHA CEUs. Assistants who are not part of the ASHA Assistants program are considered non-members and also earn professional development hours.If you are not a certified ASHA Assistant, you may request a promotional discount code for your 2021 ASHA Convention registration by completing a brief form.

Related Professionals

Related professionals are individuals who do not belong to ASHA, are not audiologists or speech-language pathologists, and want to attend the Convention for educational purposes to enhance their professional knowledge (e.g., a special education teacher or an occupational therapist).

International Registrants

The International Affiliate rate is available only to International Affiliate members of ASHA and/or members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), Speech Pathology Association of Australia (SPA), International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Standing Liaison Committee of Speech and Language Therapists/Logopedists in the European Union (CPLOL) and International Society of Audiology (ISA), which have reciprocal agreements with ASHA for members to receive the discounted registration fee.

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About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology assistants; and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; and speech-language pathology and audiology assistants. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the annual Convention offers more than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA continuing education credit covering the latest research, clinical skills, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders.

Contact Us

For inquiries about the ASHA Convention:

The ASHA Action Center welcomes questions and requests for information from members and non-members.

Available 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

Members: 800-498-2071
Non-Member: 800-638-8255

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