American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Idaho Support Personnel Requirements

The following information includes speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel requirements in educational and other practice settings. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that regulations and policy may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Speech-Language Pathology

School Setting Requirements

All paraprofessionals in Title I settings must have:

  1. A high school diploma or equivalent and have completed two years of study at an institution of higher education, or
  2. Obtained an associate's or higher degree, or
  3. Met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate on formal state or local academic assessment (including a passing score on the ETS Parapro Assessment).

Statutory and Regulatory Requirements

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant requires:

  • An associate's degree from a nationally accredited school of speech-language pathology assistant with a curriculum acceptable to the Speech and Hearing Services Licensure Board (Board) and passage of an exam.
  • Applicants may never have had a license as a speech-language pathology assistant revoked as part of a disciplinary action and shall not be found by the Board to have engaged in conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action.
  • The supervising speech-language pathologist shall accept full responsibility for the tasks and activities of all support personnel under their direction and supervision. Such personnel shall be identified by the title "support personnel," "aide," or "assistant."

Speech-Language Pathology Aide

Licensure as a speech-language pathology aide requires:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited school with a curriculum acceptable to the Board and passage of an exam approved by the Board. Applicants may never have had a license as a speech-language pathology aide revoked as part of a disciplinary action and shall not be found by the Board to have engaged in conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action.
  • The supervising speech-language pathologist shall accept full responsibility for the tasks and activities of all support personnel under their direction and supervision. Such personnel shall be identified by the title "support personnel," "aide," or "assistant."

Audiology

School Setting Requirements

All paraprofessionals hired after January 8, 2002 in Title I settings must:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and have completed two years of study at an institution of higher education, or
  • Obtained an associate's or higher degree, or
  • Met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate on formal state or local academic assessment (including a passing score on the ETS Parapro Assessment).

Statutory and Regulatory Requirements

No additional statutory requirements.

Resources

For further information on laws and regulations for speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel in educational and other practice settings, please visit these websites:

School Setting Requirements:

Paraprofessionals

Laws and Regulations for Support Personnel, SLP Aides, and SLP Assistants

Regulations for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

To see where your state stands on support personnel licensure trends, please view the trends charts which are updated annually:

Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.

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