Become a Member

Our members are compassionate professionals who make a difference in the lives of their students, patients and clients.

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Join our passionate, professional and empathetic community of over 3,000 California speech-language pathologists, audiologists, speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel, and students who provide life-changing support to those with speech, hearing and language challenges.

Connect to all the benefits of membership and join colleagues from across the state in professional development, networking and advocacy.

Member Categories

Professional members must hold a graduate degree with major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech-language and hearing science as described in the standing rules; or a graduate degree and present evidence of active research, interest and performance in the field of human communication.

Paraprofessional members must have met the academic and supervised training requirements set forth by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (SLPAHADB) and have been registered by the board as speech-language pathology assistants. Professional members shall have all privileges of the association.

Associate members must be qualified in a related profession who are members in good standing of said profession and who subscribe to the mission of CSHA.

Student members must be persons actively pursuing college or university training in speech and language pathology, audiology, or speech and hearing sciences and who do not qualify for professional membership.

Corporate members are companies, consultancies, nonprofits, and government agencies and institutions that operate both within and outside of the speech language hearing field, and who share a commitment to supporting both the profession and the industry via a recognized membership and engagement in CSHA. Neither Corporate member entities nor their designated individual contacts within those entities have voting rights.

NOTE: Associate, student and paraprofessional (SLPAs) members have all privileges of the association except voting and holding office.

NOTE: CSHA is no longer accepting new Life Members.

Member Benefits

Members receive special discounts and exclusive benefits at events and on a variety of resources.

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Professional Development

Find the latest information on upcoming opportunities and events for top-notch continuing education from CSHA. Furthering your education opens the door to new opportunities and helps fulfill your annual state licensing hours requirements.

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Make those special connections. Whether it’s at our annual convention or a local workshop, connecting with other CSHA members in your district offers an opportunity to meet potential employers, connect and share with your peers to solve work-related challenges, recommend vendors and suppliers, and provide information about prospective employers, employees and clients. Networking also helps you keep your finger on the pulse of what is happening in your field directly from your peers. Get started by following CSHA on social media:

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Leadership Opportunities

We’re committed to growing and evolving our membership and volunteer leadership to ensure we represent a strong, vibrant model of diversity and inclusion for the profession and the diverse clients we serve. Learn more about volunteer leadership with CSHA and find out how you can serve the profession and the association by donating your time and expertise.

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Legislative Advocacy

Find out how you can get involved with CSHA to help advocate for smart policy and monitor legislation that could influence the practices of the CSHA community. CSHA’s efforts are focused on legislative and regulatory issues within the State of California, but may include national issues when appropriate and in consultation with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Receive special member discounts at events and on a variety of resources, including our annual convention, regional workshops, job ads in the CSHA Career Center and more.

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Career Center

Find the next great opportunity to expand your career! CSHA members have access to a multitude of resources to help identify job opportunities statewide and explore ways to take their careers to the next level. Just another perk of membership!

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Find the next great opportunity to expand your career! CSHA members have access to a multitude of resources to help identify job opportunities statewide and explore ways to take their careers to the next level. Just another perk of membership!

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Student Member Benefits

Student members have access to unique support opportunities, along with fellowships and grant funding from the foundation.

Student Discounts & Opportunities

Our CSHA student members get several benefits, including the discount student rate at Convergence 2020, the CSHA Annual Convention. Student members also have the opportunity to volunteer at Convergence 2020, which waives the registration fee entirely. Registered student members can also compete in the Knowledge Bowl at Convergence 2020. Student members and non-member students can attend student-focused events at the convention, including the Student Forum. Students also have the opportunity to present at the Student Research Symposium.

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One of the foundation’s goals is to provide scholarship funds for qualifying CSHA student members who are pursuing a graduate degree in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communicative Disorders, and Audiology.

CSHA student members who are currently enrolled (at the application deadline) in a California advanced degree program in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communicative Disorders, or Audiology are eligible to apply.

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Join Now

Join today for access to best practices, research-based knowledge and opportunities to network with like-minded professionals in the speech, hearing and language field.

California Speech Language Hearing Association members are speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants, audiologists, students and other related professionals throughout California. Our members are compassionate professionals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life of clients, patients and their families.

Annual Membership Dues

These 2021-22 membership rates apply to all new memberships and membership renewals that take effect July 1, 2021 or later. Membership rates are updated annually on the first day of CSHA’s fiscal year (July 1).

Professional Dues: $180
Paraprofessional Dues: $95
Associate Dues: $95
Student Dues: $55
Life Dues: $65*

*CSHA is no longer accepting Life Members

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