The Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) form summarizes a student’s acquisition of the knowledge and skills delineated in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (SCCC). Entries are made only upon acquisition of the knowledge or skill; thus the KASA is not an evaluation but only a record that a particular knowledge or skill has been acquired.
- Students from CAA-accredited programs (Refer to “Automatic Approval” language in Standard I. Degree) must submit the “Verification by Program Director” page of the KASA when applying for certification.
- All other applicants must submit the entire, completed document, including the “Verification by Program Director” page, when applying for certification.
Use of the KASA Form
- The CFCC encourages programs to use the KASA to demonstrate compliance with accreditation standards related to preparing students to meet ASHA certification requirements. However, programs may develop other documents to verify student’s acquisition of knowledge and skills.
- For students who must submit the entire KASA, and for academic programs wishing to use the KASA as a tracking document, indicate with a checkmark in Column B whether each knowledge and skill was achieved. If a particular knowledge or skill was acquired through work completed in a specific course or courses, the title and number of the course(s) should be entered in Column C. If the knowledge or skills were acquired in a clinical practicum, enter the title and number of the practicum in Column D. If the knowledge or skill was acquired through course work and/or clinical practicum, and/or lab or research activities, there should be entries in all of the applicable columns: C, D, and/or E.
- Students and programs using the KASA are advised to keep a copy in a safe place, should they need to provide information to the Council For Clinical Certification at a later date (e.g., upon application for reinstatement).
- CFCC encourages programs and students to periodically review the KASA (or other tracking documents developed by the program) to assist students in determining knowledge and skills already acquired and those yet to be attained.