The AG Bell Academy for
Listening and Spoken Language

The AG Bell Academy exists to ensure that children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families have access to listening and spoken language services from knowledgeable, skilled, credentialed providers. The Academy works to make this a reality for families through its mission, to advance listening and talking through standards of excellence and certification of professionals.

Since 2005, the AG Bell Academy has worked to increase the number of certified auditory-verbal practitioners (denoted as LSLS Cert. AVT and LSLS Cert. AVEd) so that children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families will have access to qualified professionals in their immediate geographic area. The AG Bell Academy is an independently governed, subsidiary corporation of The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing headquartered in Washington D.C.

Earn designation as a certified LSL Specialist through the AG Bell Academy’s high stakes certification exam.

Guide the next generation of LSL Specialists through mentorship.

Continuing Education
Find opportunities to earn continuing education units towards certification or recertification.

Review all the necessary information for certification renewal

Academy News and Announcements

Updated Continuing Education Provider Application Now Available

The Academy is pleased to offer an updated Continuing Education (CE) Provider Application. Updates include that CE Providers must submit a list of confirmed participants to the AG Bell Academy within 30 days of the program’s completion. The participant roster should be submitted in a Microsoft Excel format.
Click here to view the new application.

2021 LSL Examination Schedule

  • First Testing Quarter application deadline: 1/11/2021
  • Second Testing Quarter application deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Third Testing Quarter application deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Fourth Testing Quarter application deadline: 9/30/2021