Indiana 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.
School Setting Requirements
Indiana Department of Education does not license support personal. SLA's must be registered with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
Statutory and Regulatory Requirements
Support personnel must be registered and supervised by a licensed SLP. There are 3 types of support personnel:
- Speech-Language Associate—holds a two-year associate's degree in Communication Disorders
- Speech-Language Assistant—holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders
- Speech-Language Aide—holds at least a high school diploma
For registration as a speech-language pathology aide, you must possess at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- For registration as a speech-language pathology associate, you must possess at least an associate's degree in speech-language pathology or its equivalent (meaning 60 semester credit hours with specified course work, clinical observation, and 100 clock hours of supervised field experience) from an accredited institution in the area for which the applicant is requesting to be registered.
- For registration as a speech-language pathology assistant, possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent in communication disorders from an accredited institution in the area for which the applicant is requesting to be registered; 100 hours of clinical practicum is required and must be supervised by a licensed SLP.
- A supervisor may supervise up to 2 support personnel at one time.
Audiology assistants are not licensed by the Board. They must work under the direction and supervision of a licensed audiologist.
For further information on laws and regulations for speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel in educational and other practice settings, please visit this website:
School Setting Requirements: Indiana DOE does not license support personal. SLPA's must be registered with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
Laws and rules for SLP Aides, Assistants, and Associates, and Audiology 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.