American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Texas Teacher Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

The information below is collected from state regulatory agencies responsible for regulating school based speech-language pathologists and/or audiologists. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Audiologist

State License

  • Doctoral degree (or master's if earned before 2007)
  • Passage of an examination
    or
    a waiver is granted to applicants who hold ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence;
  • All applicants for licensure must submit proof of successful completion of the jurisprudence examination at the time of application. The jurisprudence examination must be completed no more than six months prior to the date of licensure application.

Continuing Education

Twenty clock hours (two CEUs) shall be required to renew a license issued for a two-year term. A licensee must have had a minimum of two clock hours in ethics per renewal period.

Speech-Language Pathologist

State License

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) no longer issues certificates in speech-language therapy, but individuals who hold a lifetime TEA certificate in speech and hearing therapy or speech-language therapy may practice in public schools without a license.

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in one of the areas of communicative science or disorders
  • 400 hours supervised clinical practicum
  • Thirty-six weeks of full-time or equivalent part-time supervised professional experience
  • Passage of an examination (score 600)
    or
    a waiver is granted to applicants who hold ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • All applicants for licensure must submit proof of successful completion of the jurisprudence examination at the time of application. The jurisprudence examination must be completed no more than six months prior to the date of licensure application.

Continuing Education

Twenty clock hours (two CEUs) shall be required to renew a license issued for a two-year term. A licensee must have had a minimum of two clock hours in ethics per renewal period.

Resources

For further information on laws and regulations for school based speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please visit these websites:

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

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