New York Licensing Requirements – Speech-Language Pathology

The data shown below was gathered from state licensing boards or other regulatory organisations in charge of overseeing the speech-language pathology professions. Every year, the information is evaluated. Please be aware that laws, rules, and policies are subject to change at any time, so you should always contact your state for the most recent details.

Eligibility for licensure

  1. 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 programme must result in a graduate degree from a college or university that is recognised by the Department for it to be deemed comparable.
  2. A minimum of 36 weeks of supervised experience in speech-language pathology must be completed. The experience can’t start until all conditions (such as passing any tests or finishing a thesis) for the graduate degree are met.
  3. The supervised experience may be full- or part-time, and it must be completed 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: Part-time employment is defined as having a minimum of 12 hours per week with one employer for a period of at least six months, aggregated over no fewer than two days per week.
  4. A person who is qualified to supervise you at your place of employment must hold a New York State licence in the occupation for which you are applying. However, experience gained outside of your state or in an exempt location, like a public or private school, may be supervised by someone who has the relevant American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (ASHA)

Examination Requirements

You must successfully complete the Specialty Area test of the Praxis Series, Praxis II, given by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in your licence area in order to fulfil the examination requirement to get liscensed as a speech-language pathologist.

● Candidates for the Speech-Language Pathology licence must pass the Praxis Exam 5331. A passing grade of 162 is considered to be the minimum on a scale of 100 to 200.
● It is required that ETS 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.

Temporary License

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. Any person conducting clinical or academic practice under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist is eligible for a limited license for the amount of time required to satisfy the experience criteria for a professional license as a speech-language pathologist.

Continuing Education

A minimum of 30 continuing competence hours must be completed by an applicant each triennial renewal term; individuals who do not achieve these requirements may be given a conditional registration with a maximum one-year tenure.

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