Connecticut Licensing Requirement for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of speech-language pathology and/or audiology. It is intended for informational use only, and should not be construed as legal advice.
Contact the state's licensure board or regulatory agency for exact licensure, certification, or registration requirements in your jurisdiction.
Initial Licensure Requirements
- Doctorate degree required if graduated on or after January 1, 2007, from a program accredited by the education standards board of ASHA or its successor organization, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), or another organization recognized by U.S. Department of Education.
- Postgraduate supervised employment requirements shall be waived for a doctoral degree.
- Passage of a written exam prescribed by the commissioner
Audiology (on or before January 1, 2007) and Speech Language Pathology
- Master's or doctorate degree in speech and language pathology or audiology from a program accredited at the time of the applicant's graduation by the educational standards board of ASHA or or such successor organization as may be approved by the department, the ACAE or other accreditation organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
- Has completed an integrated educational program that satisfies the educational requirements for the award of a certificate of clinical competence and has:
Passage of an NTE Specialty Area Test (by ETS).
- Completed a minimum of 36 weeks and 1,080 hours of full-time professional employment or 48 weeks and 1,440 hours of part-time employment in speech pathology or audiology under supervision of a licensed or certified speech pathologist or audiologist. Such employment shall follow the completion of the educational requirements. Dual licensees must complete two periods of professional employment, one appropriate to each field.
- Students, properly identified as either speech-language pathology or audiology trainees or interns, provided such activities constitute a part of his/her supervised course of study
- Persons not licensed from consulting or sharing their research findings or offering lectures to the public for a fee
- Persons providing services in fulfillment of the postgraduate supervised employment requirement
- Other personnel engaged in screening and audiometric testing under the supervision of a physician or audiologist
- Hearing aid dealers
- Employees of the state or others administering audiometric tests pursuant to OSHA
- Persons practicing the profession for which they are licensed
- A person who is licensed or certified as a speech pathologist or audiologist in another state, U.S. territory, or foreign province whose standards are equivalent to or higher than Connecticut requirements may offer their services in state for a total of not more than 30 days in any calendar year.
- A person from another state may offer speech-language pathology or audiology services, provided such person meets requirements for state licensure, and services are performed for no more than 5 days in any calendar year.
- The Department of Public Health commissioner may waive the written examination for persons licensed in another state with equivalent requirements, or for those individuals who hold a certificate from a national professional organization, approved by the commissioner, in speech pathology or audiology.
- The Department of Public Health may accept equivalent supervised professional employment period undertaken in another state, or may accept professional employment of equivalent duration in another state, provided the applicant met the educational requirements and was licensed or holds a certificate from a national professional organization at the time of employment.
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
A temporary permit shall not be required for persons engaged in postgraduate supervised employment under direct supervision of a licensed audiologist who is authorized to fit and sell hearing aids.
Continuing Education for Licensure Renewal
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists required to complete 20 hours every two years beginning October 1, 2011.
Department of Public Health
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Connecticut Department of Public Health
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.