Licensure - School Outcome

This information is provided in good faith to applicants as of September 28, 2020.

The Speech@Emerson Speech Language Pathology program leads to a Master of Science in Communication Disorders. The designed outcome is to lead applicants to begin their clinical fellowship, the first step to eligibility as a  Licensed Speech Language Pathologist within Massachusetts. Applicants who wish to practice in a school setting must coordinate their licensure and approval efforts with the state or local department of education, should requirements differ.

The table below provides a state by state breakdown of comparable licenses, including a determination of eligibility for licensure. This information provided is designed as a baseline determination of whether the program meets individual state specific requirements. Other licenses may be more applicable and/or require additional standards. Licensure requirements and appropriate pathways are subject to change and may differ based on individual student backgrounds, including coursework taken outside the scope of the program. Students should do their own due diligence and determine the appropriate pathway and license type for themselves.

Alabama

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Speech-Language Pathology Temporary Certificate (if applicant does not have clinical speech-language pathology license); or
  2. Speech Language Pathology Professional Educator Certificate (if applicant holds a clinical speech-language pathology license).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help to streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: University graduation requirement will satisfy the requirement.

State Regulation: Alabama State Board of Education Administrative Code

State Board: Alabama State Department of Education - Educator Certification

Federal Disclosure: Does Not Meet Requirements.

Federal Disclosure Reasoning: Alabama does not accept out of state training for school speech-language pathology.

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Alaska

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Type C Special Services Certificate.

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); or
  2. The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: None specified.

State Regulation: Alaska Department of Education & Early Development - Type C Special Services Certificate

State Board: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development - Teacher Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Alaskan Studies and Multicultural Education courses can be completed post-graduation.

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Arizona

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Standard Speech-Language Pathologist Certificate.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help to streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: 250 clinical clock hours supervised by a university or speech-language pathologist that holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

State Regulation: Arizona - Standard Speech-Language Pathologist, Prekindergarten-12 Certificate

State Board: Arizona Educator Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Arkansas

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Ancillary License.

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. Regional accreditation; and
  2. The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is not required but can help to streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: Arkansas Department of Education Rules for Governing Educator Licensure

State Board: Arkansas Division of Elementary & Secondary Education - Educator Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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California

What is Issued: Credential.

Name of Credential: Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help to streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Submit evidence of the satisfactory completion of supervised clinical practice with individuals representative of a wide spectrum of ages and communication disorders. The board shall establish by regulation the required number of clock hours, not to exceed 375 clock hours, of supervised clinical practice necessary for the applicant. The clinical practice shall be under the direction of an educational institution approved by the board.

State Regulation: California - Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential

State Board: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Students must complete a preparation program that is determined to have equivalent standards or hold/verify eligibility for an out-of-state Speech-Language Pathology certificate authorizing service in K-12 public schools.

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Colorado

What is Issued: Endorsement.

Name of Credential: School Speech-Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help to streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Speech-Language Pathologist Certification.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's or higher degree in communication sciences and disorders.

Field Experience Requirements: Practicum or internship with students/children in a school setting under supervision of professionally licensed school speech-language pathologist, equivalent to 8 weeks, full time.

State Regulation: Colorado Educator Licensing Act of 1991

State Board: Colorado Department of Education

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Connecticut

What is Issued: Endorsement.

Name of Credential: Speech Language Pathologist Endorsement.

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally accredited college or university.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Minimum of six semester hours in supervised observation, participation, and full-time student teaching. Must include at least 100 clock hours of supervised clinical practice for a board of education.

State Regulation: Connecticut - Special Services Endorsements

State Board: Connecticut State Department of Education - Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Interstate Agreement; If a student can receive an Institutional recommendation, they can waive the course requirements. Typically the state requires a course of study in special education, foundations of education, psychology, and classroom instruction and management.

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Delaware

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Temporary License in Speech/Language Pathology (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help to streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in:

  1. Speech-language pathology;
  2. Communication disorders; or
  3. Speech-language and hearing sciences.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 25 hours must have been spent in clinical observation and at least 375 clock hours must have been spent in direct client/patient contact.

State Regulation: Delaware Administrative Code

State Board: Delaware Department of Education - Educators Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Delaware defers to local school districts for specific requirements to work as a school speech-language pathologist.

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District of Columbia

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: School Speech Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or equivalent.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: At least 350 hours of supervised practicum experience.

State Regulation: District of Columbia - Speech Language Pathology Requirements

State Board: District of Columbia - D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education - Educator Credentialing and Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: The District of Columbia requires 75 total credit hours in speech-language pathology, with 36 credits taken in a graduate setting.

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Florida

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Certification in Speech-Language Impaired.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help to streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master’s degree or completion of the academic requirements of a doctoral program, with a major emphasis in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: 300 clock hours of supervised experience with at least 200 hours in the area of speech-language pathology.

State Regulation: Florida - Specialization Requirements for Certification in the Area of Speech-Language Impaired (Grades K-12)

State Board: Florida Department of Education - Educator Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Florida requires 75 total credit hours in speech-language pathology, with 36 credits taken in a graduate setting. After receiving a clinical license, applicants must complete specialization requirements for certification which include three semester hours in survey of exceptional student education, and three semester hours in school organization or general curriculum which includes the elementary and secondary instructional levels.


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Georgia

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Initial Certificate.

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. State approved institution; or
  2. The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accreditation.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Curriculum Requirements: Master's or higher degree with a major emphasis in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: 300 clock hours required; a minimum of 25 clock hours must be with adults (persons 18 years of age and older) and a minimum of 25 clock hours must be with children (persons under the age of 18).

State Regulation: Georgia - Speech and Language Pathology Initial Certificate Requirements

State Board: Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Georgia requires 75 total credit hours in speech-language pathology, with 36 credits taken in a graduate setting.

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Hawaii

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Speech Pathologist II-V.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification:

  1. Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.
  2. Level III and above must possess the CCC.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Must meet clinical practicum requirements necessary for eligibility in the clinical fellowship program of ASHA as specified by the Rules of the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the State of Hawaii.

State Regulation: Department of Education State of Hawaii Board of Education Support Services Personnel

State Board: Hawaii Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Hawaii requires 75 total credit hours in speech-language pathology, with 36 credits taken in a graduate setting.

A school affiliation agreement is required for clinical experiences conducted in a public school setting. The institution is evaluating the affiliation agreement requirements.

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Idaho

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Pupil Service Staff Certificate: Speech-Language Pathologist Endorsement.

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally accredited college or university.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: Idaho Administrative Rules

State Board: Idaho State Department of Education - Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Idaho requires an institutional recommendation from an accredited college or university.

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Illinois

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Speech Language Pathologist Endorsement.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination:

  1. Test of basic skills; and
  2. Speech Language Pathologist-154.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: 150 hours of supervised, school-based professional experience.

State Regulation: Illinois State Board of Education PEL School Support Personnel Endorsements

State Board: Illinois State Board of Education - Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Does Not Meet Requirements.

Federal Disclosure Reasoning: Illinois requires additional residential courses for licensure that the program does not offer.

Additional Important Information: Applicants must complete the following coursework if they do not hold an out of state license and master's degree:

  1. Methods of Teaching Exceptional Children;
  2. Reading Methods;
  3. Content Area Reading; and
  4. Methods of Teaching English Learners.

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Indiana

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Speech-Language Pathologist Licensure.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience in the practice of speech-language pathology.

State Regulation: Indiana Department of Education - Communication Disorder

State Board: Indiana Department of Education - Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Applicant must hold Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Suicide Prevention certifications.

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Iowa

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Speech-Language Pathologist Licensure.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience in the practice of speech-language pathology.

State Regulation: Iowa - Administrative Code - Issuance of Professional Services Licenses

State Board: Iowa Board of Educational Examiners - Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Iowa requires additional coursework in a professional education sequence if a Statement of Professional Recognition based on clinical-setting coursework is not approved by the Board of Educational Examiners.

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Kansas

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Temporary Speech-Language Pathology License (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 25 hours must have been spent in clinical observation and at least 375 clock hours must have been spent in direct client/patient contact.

State Regulation: Kansas - Rules and Regulations

State Board: Kansas Department of Health Occupations Credentialing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Kansas defers to the department of Health Occupations Credentialing.

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Kentucky

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Teachers of Exceptional Children and Youth - Communication Disorders.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Completion of supervised direct clinical practicum with individuals presenting a variety of disorders of communication.

State Regulation: Kentucky - Administrative Code - Education Professional Standards Board

State Board: Kentucky - Education Professional Standards Board

Federal Disclosure: Does Not Meet Requirements.

Federal Disclosure Reasoning: Kentucky does not approve out of state distance education programs.

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Louisiana

What is Issued: Certificate

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Provisional Certificate in Speech Pathology (if applicant does not have clinical speech-language pathology license)
  2. Certificate in Speech Pathology (if applicant holds a clinical speech-language pathology license)

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally accredited college or university

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS

Certification: None required

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology

Field Experience Requirements: 400 clinical practicum hours

State Regulation: Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel

State Board: Teach Louisiana

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Louisiana requires 75 total credit hours in speech-language pathology, with 36 credits taken in a graduate setting.

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Maine

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Speech and Hearing Clinician Certificate.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination:

  1. Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS; and
  2. Principles of Learning and Teaching.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum in speech disorders.

State Regulation: Maine Department of Education - Educational Specialists Requirements

State Board: Maine Department of Education - Certification and Credentialing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Maryland

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Limited License in Speech-Language Pathology (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum requirements as outlined by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

State Regulation: Maryland - Statute and Regulations (clinical)

State Board: Maryland Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech-Language Pathologists

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Maryland defers to the Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech Language Pathologists for requirements.

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Massachusetts

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Speech Language and Hearing Disorders, Initial.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination:

  1. Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS; and
  2. Massachusetts Communication and Literacy Skills Test.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Completion of clinical practicum consisting of 100 on-site hours in a public school or approved private school setting.

State Regulation: Massachusetts Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval Regulations

State Board: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Office of Educator Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Michigan

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 25 hours must have been spent in clinical observation and at least 375 clock hours must have been spent in direct client/patient contact.

State Regulation: Michigan - Public Health Code - Speech Language Pathology

State Board: Michigan Board of Speech-Language Pathology

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Michigan defers to the Board of Speech-Language Pathology for requirements.

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Minnesota

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience in the practice of speech-language pathology. Twenty-five hours must be spent in guided clinical observation, and 375 hours must be spent in direct client/patient contact.

State Regulation: Minnesota Administrative Rules - Speech-Language Pathologist

State Board: Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Mississippi

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Speech/Language Clinician.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology, communicative disorders, or speech and hearing science.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12

State Board: Mississippi Department of Education - Educator Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Missouri

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Provisional Speech Language Pathology License (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 25 hours must have been spent in clinical observation and at least 375 clock hours must have been spent in direct client/patient contact.

State Regulation: Missouri - Rules and Statutes (clinical)

State Board: Missouri Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Missouri defers to the Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists for requirements.

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Montana

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Temporary Speech-Language Pathology License (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology or communication disorders.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: Montana - Administrative Rules (clinical)

State Board: Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Montana defers to the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists for requirements.

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Nebraska

What is Issued: Endorsement.

Name of Credential: Speech-Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or equivalent.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of clinical experiences and an internship, supervised by the standard institution, in school and clinic settings.

State Regulation: Nebraska Department of Education Regulations for Certificate Endorsements

State Board: Nebraska Department of Education - Educator Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Nevada

What is Issued: Endorsement.

Name of Credential: Endorsement for Speech and Language Impairments.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or equivalent.

Examination:

  1. Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS; and
  2. PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: Nevada - Endorsement for Speech and Language Impairments

State Board: State of Nevada Department of Education - Educator Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: After receiving a clinical license, applicants must take three semester credits in a course of study regarding parental involvement and family engagement.

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New Hampshire

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: School Speech-Language Specialist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or equivalent.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or higher academic degree in speech-language pathology, communications sciences and disorders, or communications disorders.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: New Hampshire - Certification Standards for Educational Personnel

State Board: New Hampshire Department of Education - Certification and Credentialing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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New Jersey

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Speech Language Specialist Standard Certificate.

Accreditation Requirements: Regionally accredited college or university.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: New Jersey - Speech Language Specialist Standard Certificate

State Board: State of New Jersey Department of Education - Certification and Induction

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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New Mexico

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Temporary Paraprofessional License in Speech-Language Pathology (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology or equivalent degree regardless of degree name.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: New Mexico - Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices: Rules and Laws

State Board: New Mexico Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: New Mexico defers to the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board for requirements.

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New York

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Speech and Language Disabilities, Teaching Initial Certificate.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination:

  1. Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS; or
  2. New York State Teacher Certification Exam - Educating All Students Test (EAS).

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Clinical practicum in school setting – 150 Hours.

State Regulation: New York Certification Requirements

State Board: New York State Education Department - Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information:

  1. Applicants can hold a New York state Speech Language Pathology License and complete workshops to obtain educator license; or
  2. Students can also complete a college teacher education program in another U.S. state that includes pedagogical work and a school-based practicum.

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North Carolina

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Temporary Speech-Language Pathology License (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised, direct clinical experience with individuals who present a variety of communication disorders. This experience must have been obtained within the training institution or in one of its cooperating programs in the following areas:

  1. Speech: a.) Adult (20 diagnostic and 20 therapeutic); and b.) Children (20 diagnostic and 20 therapeutic); and
  2. Language: a.) Adult (20 diagnostic and 20 therapeutic); and b.) Children (20 diagnostic and 20 therapeutic).

 

State Regulation: North Carolina - Licensure for Administrators and Student Services

State Board: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction - Professional Educator's Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Does Not Meet Requirements.

Federal Disclosure Reasoning: North Carolina requires 75 total credit hours in Speech-Language Pathology, with 36 completed in a graduate school setting. Additionally, the state requires six audiology courses. The program does not meet this requirement.

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North Dakota

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Speech-Language Pathology License.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: 100 hours of school-based practicum.

State Regulation: North Dakota - Certificate of Completion for Speech-Language Pathology

State Board: North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Must hold one of the following:

  1. North Dakota certificate of completion for speech-language pathology;
  2. A current restricted educator's professional license for speech-language pathology at the master's degree level issued by the North Dakota education standards and practices board; or
  3. A current speech-language pathology license issued by the North Dakota state board of examiners on audiology and speech-language pathology.

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Ohio

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: School Speech-Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: 400 hours of supervised clinical practicum, of which 25 clock hours shall be clinical observation and 375 clock hours shall be clinical practicum.

State Regulation: Ohio - Educator Licensure Testing Requirements

State Board: Ohio Department of Education - Educator Licenses

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Individuals must hold a board license from the respective Ohio licensure board, as well as Ohio Department of Education licensure in order to work in schools.

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Oklahoma

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Speech Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: 400 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum, of which at least 375 must be in direct client/patient contact and 25 in clinical observation that are provided by the educational institution.

State Regulation: Oklahoma - Full (Subject Matter) Competencies for Licensure and Certification Pathology and Audiology

State Board: Oklahoma State Department of Education - Teacher Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Oklahoma requires 75 total credit hours in speech-language pathology, with 36 credits taken in a graduate setting.

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Oregon

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Conditional Speech-Language Pathology License (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None Required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 25 hours must have been spent in clinical observation and at least 375 clock hours must have been spent in direct client/patient contact.

State Regulation: Oregon - Statutes (clinical)

State Board: Oregon - Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Oregon defers to the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

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Pennsylvania

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Educator Certificate - Speech Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised practicum, including experience with student populations from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds. Must spend extensive time in school settings

State Regulation: Pennsylvania - The Framework for School Speech and Language Pathologist Educational Specialist Program Guidelines

State Board: Pennsylvania Department of Education - Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Rhode Island

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: School and Speech Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum in accordance with current minimum requirements for the certificate of clinical competence.

State Regulation: Rhode Island Requirements for Full Certification - Support Professional

State Board: Rhode Island Department of Education - Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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South Carolina

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Speech Language Therapist.

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); or
  2. Board approved authority.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum as required by ASHA/CAA.

State Regulation: South Carolina - Requirements for Initial Certification

State Board: South Carolina Department of Education - Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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South Dakota

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Provisional License in Speech-Language Pathology (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: South Dakota - Administrative Rules (clinical)

State Board: South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: South Dakota defers to the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology for requirements.

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Tennessee

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Practitioner School Service Personnel License.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical experience.

State Regulation: Tennessee Educator License Types and Key Terms

State Board: Tennessee Department of Education - Educator Licensure and Preparation

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Texas

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Intern in Speech Language Pathology License (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination:

  1. Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS; and
  2. Texas Jurisprudence Exam.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 25 hours must have been spent in clinical observation and at least 375 clock hours must have been spent in direct client/patient contact.

State Regulation: Texas - Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Administrative Rules

State Board: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Texas defers to the Department of Licensing and Regulation for requirements.

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Utah

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Speech Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum as required by ASHA/CAA.

State Regulation: Utah Administrative Code - School Speech Language Pathologists

State Board: Utah State Board of Education - Educator Licensing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Vermont

What is Issued: Endorsement.

Name of Credential: Educational Speech Language Pathologist Endorsement.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination:

  1. Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS; and
  2. Praxis Core Series Exam.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: Vermont - Rules and Practices - Licensing Of Educators And The Preparation Of Educational Professionals

State Board: State of Vermont Agency of Education - Educator Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Applicants must meet knowledge and performance standards, including special education law.

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Virginia

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Provisional Speech-Language Pathology License (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: Virginia Laws and Regulations for Speech-Language Pathology

State Board: Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Virginia defers to the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology for requirements.

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Washington

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: School Speech Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination:

  1. Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS; and
  2. Written Comprehensive Examination.

Certification: None Required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical practicum.

State Regulation: Washington - Speech Language Pathologist Requirements for the Initial Certificate

State Board: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction - Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: Students are required to complete an Educational Staff Associates course prior to, or within one year after application.

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West Virginia

What is Issued: Certificate.

Name of Credential: Speech Language Pathologist.

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) required.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: A minimum of 400 clock hours to complete the academic clinical practicum requirement. Twenty-five (25) hours must be spent in clinical observation and 375 hours must be spent in direct client/patient contact.

State Regulation: West Virginia Department of Education State Board Policies

State Board: West Virginia Department of Education - Educator Certification

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Wisconsin

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Temporary License in Speech-Language Pathology (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) not required but can help streamline the process.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: None required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Completed a postgraduate clinical fellowship in speech− language pathology approved by the board.

State Regulation: Wisconsin - Administrative Code (clinical)

State Board: Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Speech-Language Pathologist

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

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Wyoming

What is Issued: License.

Name of Credential: Options:

  1. Provisional Speech Language Pathology License (if Clinical Fellowship is not complete); or
  2. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (if Clinical Fellowship is complete).

Accreditation Requirements: None required.

Examination: Educational Testing Service National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology - PRAXIS.

Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) meets requirements but is not required.

Curriculum Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology.

Field Experience Requirements: Supervised clinical experience.

State Regulation: Wyoming - Rules and Regulations (clinical)

State Board: Wyoming Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements.

Additional Important Information: The school district must determine whether or not the candidate for a Speech Language Pathologist position in a school setting needs a Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) license or just the professional license to practice.

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