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Why Join CAPCSD?

CAPCSD is the source of leadership, education, and advocacy for academic programs in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). We provide CSD program leaders with essential resources and connections for achieving excellence. Directors, faculty, clinic directors, students, and long-term program development are enriched by united efforts through inclusive collaboration, advocacy, and education. CAPCSD is dedicated to advancing the unique needs of the field and CSD programs:

  • Problem-solving focused on issues unique to CSD
  • Preparation for relevant changes in the field impacting education and accreditation
  • Pedagogical innovations for dynamic learning environments
  • Quality contacts that foster individual and departmental development
  • Forums for collaboration and collegiality, including the annual conference
  • Survey data regarding salaries in CSD departments across the nation
  • Access to advocacy resources and solution-centered support for programs facing internal institutional challenges
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How a Program Applies for Membership

Annual membership runs July 1 – June 30.  Dues are $500 per year for Member Programs and $250 for Affiliate Program Members.  Membership includes everyone in the academic program - faculty, clinic directors, and staff. Applications are accepted year-round, and dues are not prorated.

If your program is interested in applying for membership, please complete the appropriate membership application.


CAPCSD Offers Two Membership Options:

Member Program

Affiliate Member Program

All U.S. and international institutions of higher education that offer academic degrees in communication sciences and disorders, undergraduate and graduate, can join. It is our goal to be the most comprehensive solution-centered support organization for CSD programs around the world.

Benefits for Member Programs

CAPCSD serves member institutions in ways that promote quality work, accessible resources, and innovations that strengthen the field of CSD. Membership benefits provide resources and support through:

  • eLearning clinical education courses offering CEUs
  • Webinars and podcasts on current issues facing CSD and academic programs
  • Reduced conference registration fees
  • Academic and clinical resources
  • Student scholarship opportunities
  • Leadership development
  • Access to the job posting site

In support of developing programs, CAPCSD offers an Affiliate Membership for academic programs that are in the planning phase of creating a CSD program and are not yet eligible for CAPCSD membership. When the program enters the first class of students, they are eligible to apply to become a regular member of CAPCSD.

Benefits for Affiliate Program Members

  • Access to the Job Posting site
  • Reduced conference registration fees for up to two participant registrations
  • Conference proceedings
  • Academic and clinical resources
  • Webinars on current issues facing CSD and academic programs
  • Member program directory

Individual Membership

All faculty, clinical directors, and staff at programs with a current membership, can join for FREE.  Join today using your work email address.

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