Benefits of ANCDS Board Certification

Why become Board Certified?

  • Recognizes your advanced clinical knowledge and skills
  • Enhances your confidence in your clinical knowledge and skills
  • Enhances consumer and referral source confidence in the care you can provide
  • Encourages professional growth through the continuing education required for maintenance of board certification
  • Provides a respected credential to support professional advancement


The value of ANCDS Board Certification – Ramani Voleti, M.S., CCC-SLP, ANCDS-BC


What is the difference between a clinical doctorate degree in speech-language pathology and ANCDS Board Certification?

The clinical doctorate degree is an academic degree offered through university programs. ANCDS Board Certification is not an academic credential yet includes a rigorous and peer-reviewed process for demonstrating clinical competence in neurogenic communication disorders.

Board Certification may be an option for those who do not want to pursue a clinical doctorate but want to earn a credential that will set them apart and highlight their advanced clinical skills and knowledge of acquired neurogenic disorders. It may also be an option for those who are pursuing a clinical doctorate and want to have a respected credential that acknowledges their clinical knowledge and skills in adult neurogenic communication disorders. Finally, Board Certification is a way to attain recognition for a clinician's past clinical experiences, continuing education, and self-study without the time and expense of pursing an advanced degree.