About the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education


The mission of ACAE is to serve the public by establishing, maintaining and applying standards to ensure the academic quality and continuous improvement of audiology education, reflecting the evolving practice of audiology.


The purpose of ACAE accreditation is to recognize, reinforce, and promote high quality performance in Au.D. education programs through a rigorous verification process. This process will produce evidence that Au.D. programs have prepared graduates who are qualified to be doctoral-level and independent practicing audiologists. Graduates will be at the point-of-entry to the US and international health-care systems for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders.

Specifically, the professional at this level will demonstrate readiness for limited license practitioner status in the US.

Accreditation also assures communities of interest that graduates will be able to function according to the national scope of practice, as defined by the professional organization.


  • Automatic access to categorized current and historical accreditation data
  • Ability to enter data once, update it as necessary, and have permanent and immediate access to it
  • Innovative and interactive electronic partnership with academic programs and other stakeholders
  • Instantaneous access to a national database for comparative purposes
  • Ability to provide national trends and analyses
  • Constructive online interaction between academic programs and visitors
  • Cooperative relationships with programs, resulting in improved outcomes for students and the teaching environment
  • Substantial reduction of resource utilization
  • Assurance to public that programs have been evaluated through a rigorous verification process