American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

New Mexico 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

Not regulated in this setting.

Statutory and Regulatory Requirements

For a temporary paraprofessional license a speech-language pathology apprentice must:

  1. Have a bachelor's degree in communication disorders or a baccalaureate degree in another field with 30 semester hours of credit in communication disorders
  2. Completes graduate classes at a rate of 9 semester hours per year in communicative disorders and enrolled in a master's level program in speech-language pathology or communication disorders; or
  3. If not accepted into a master's degree program in speech-language pathology or communication disorders completes 9 semester hours of graduate courses per year with at least 3 hours in communication disorders, 6 hours in a related field
  4. Acceptance into a master's degree program must take place within 2 years of initial license
  5. Maintain a 3.0 in master's degree coursework
  6. Be supervised by a licensed speech-language pathologist with a minimum of 2 years of experience with a direct caseload of no more than 40 clients; supervise a maximum of 3 apprentices at one time
  7. Must receive, as an apprentice, a minimum of 10% direct supervision and 10% indirect supervision

Audiology

School Setting Requirements

No requirements provided.

Statutory and Regulatory Requirements

No requirements provided.

Resources

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:

Laws for Paraprofessionals [PDF]

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

Support Personnel in Schools Settings [PDF]

Support Personnel Excluding Schools Settings [PDF]

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

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