Cochlear Implant Specialty Certification

Obtaining a Cochlear Implants Specialty Certification (CISC®) means that an audiologist is an expert in all areas of cochlear implants knowledge, including expectations, surgical considerations, device operation, and rehabilitation. The CISC was developed to standardize training and knowledge of CI audiologists, elevate professional standards in audiology, and recognize those professionals who have acquired specialized knowledge in the field of cochlear implants.

While a certification is not a guarantee of any particular skill or competency, an audiologist holding specialty certification has demonstrated the ability to pass a rigorous examination and has practiced in the field of audiology for a minimum number of years.

Specialty certification is voluntary and is not tied to any other certification. Specialty certification is offered by the ABA without requirement for membership in any professional organization. Specialty certification may be obtained independent of any other certification.

You may download the application here. To date, approximately 60 audiologists all over North America have earned the credential.