American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Colorado 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

Special Services License for School Audiologist

  1. AuD/PhD in School Audiology. Completion of an approved program in school audiology.
  2. Completion of a practicum or internship in a school setting equivalent to eight weeks full-time under the supervision of a professionally licensed or master's level licensed audiologist.
  3. Passage of a national exam in audiology.

Continuing Education Requirement

Six semester hours or 90 clock hours of approved continuing education are required every five years.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Special Services License for Speech-Language Pathologist

  1. Master's degree or higher in communications disorders or speech-language pathology from an accredited institution of higher education
  2. Completion of a program in school speech-language pathology program from an institution whose program was accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in audiology and speech-language pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  3. Complete the Clinical Fellowship Year experience in a school setting.
  4. Passage of a national exam in speech-language pathology.

Continuing Education Requirement

Six semester hours or 90 clock hours of approved continuing education are required every five years.

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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