Application process

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Certificate Course


Up to 10 SP participants will be accommodated this academic year (AY19-20). The application period for AY19-20 is from June 4 to July 4, 2019. Distance education learners from the provinces are welcome; they may need to come to the university twice or thrice for certain events, but they can join the regular classes through videoconferencing applications.


Eligibility Criteria


Filipino speech-language pathologist who:

  1. has at least 1 year of experience as a professional SLP

  2. has been practicing SLP in any setting in the past year

  3. is willing to undergo intensive mentoring on the use of AAC

  4. has 2-3 prospective clients for AAC who meet the criteria indicated in the Course Description

  5. is willing to be an advocate of AAC in the Philippines by:

    • mentoring future participants of this AAC course

    • being involved with the TINIG AAC project (i.e. spreading awareness about AAC, etc.)




To participate in the course, the following steps are to be completed:

  1. Fill out the online application form. Collected answers will be instrumental for cursory assessment of your eligibility. The screening process will follow the "first come first serve" policy. 

  2. Should you meet the eligibility criteria and cut-off number, the course administrator will email the necessary documents and forms needed for the course. Upon receipt of the email, you have 1 month to submit the completed forms via email and settle the first installment of the course fee (see table below for details). Failure to submit these requirements will disqualify you from the course. 

  3. If you meet the eligibility criteria but all available slots have been occupied, your name will be added to the course database. The course administrator will contact you should a slot be vacated. 

  4. Upon the submission of all necessary documents and the approval of the facilitator, you may proceed to settling the second installment via TBA. The amount should be settled according to the listed deadline (see table below for details). Upon the receipt of your payment for the second installment, you will be added to the final list of participants. The final list of participants will be published in the website. Failure to settle the indicated fees will result to disqualification from the course. 

The total course fee per participant is 51,000 pesos. It is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will cover administration costs, such as room rentals, certificates, etc., and professional fees. It will not cover participant’s travel, telecommunication, and course projects costs. The installment scheme is as follows:

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