SLP Licensing Requirements in New York
State licensing boards or other regulatory organizations in charge of overseeing the speech-language pathology profession gathered the data shown below. Every year, the information is evaluated. Please be aware that laws, rules, and policies are subject to change at any time. You should always contact your state for the most recent details.
Eligibility for licensure in New York
- You must have earned a graduate degree in speech-language pathology from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)-accredited program, a New York State registered licensure qualifying institution, or its equivalent. Your educational program must result in a graduate degree from a college or university recognised by the Department.
- Fulfill 36 weeks of supervised experience in speech-language pathology by completing all conditions for the graduate degree.
- The supervised experience may be full- or part-time. Complete the supervised experience in speech-language pathology within four years with no more than two employers.
● Full-time: Consistent employment for at least 36 weeks, or a full school year, from September to June, with a minimum of 35 hours per week.
● Part-time: This is defined as having a minimum of 12 hours/week with one employer for a period of at least six months. Aggregate the part-time experience over no fewer than two days per week.
- A person who is qualified to supervise you at your place of employment must hold a New York State license. However, someone with the relevant American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (ASHA) may supervise the experience gained outside of your state or in an exempt location, like a public or private school.
Examination Requirements in New York
To fulfill the examination requirement and get licensed as a speech-language pathologist, you must pass the Specialty Area test of the Praxis Series, Praxis II, given by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in your license area.
● Candidates for the Speech-Language Pathology licence must pass the Praxis Exam 5331. The minimum passing grade considered on a scale of 100 to 200 is 162.
● ETS must send test results directly. Send your scores to agency code R7747.
● ETS keeps scores on file for ten years. ASHA may verify your results if the testing service is no longer able to provide them.
Licensure by Endorsement
An applicant seeking endorsement in speech-language pathology or audiology from another state must have completed a programme in the field that included a practicum and a minimum of 60 semester hours in the field, or the equivalent, have met the exam requirements, have two years of professional experience under their belt after receiving their licence in another jurisdiction and within the six years prior to this application, and hold certification for an accredited program.
It’s optional to hold a limited license in speech-language pathology. For circumstances that demand direct invoicing to Medicare programs, a Limited License was developed. Not all configurations demand direct invoicing. Eligible individuals conducting clinical or academic practice under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist can receive a limited license for the necessary time to meet the experience criteria for a professional license as a speech-language pathologist.
An applicant must complete a minimum of 30 continuing competence hours during each triennial renewal term, and those who fail to meet these requirements may receive a one-year conditional registration at most.
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