American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Georgia 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

Professional Certificate

An applicant shall be eligible for a Clear Renewable Certificate based on one of the following options:

  • Completion of an ASHA approved master's degree or higher from a Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)-accepted accredited institution in audiology.
    or
  • Completion of a state-approved certification preparation program in audiology at the master's degree level (level 5) or higher.
    or
  • Submission of a valid Georgia audiologist license issued by the Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Office of the Secretary State, O.C.G.A. Title 43.
    or
  • Submission of a valid Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in audiology from ASHA.

Continuing Education Requirement

Six semester hours, 10 credits of Georgia Professional Learning Units, or 10 credits of continuing education units are required per five year period. Certificate holders may also renew a professional certificate with the submission of a valid state audiology license or valid CCC.

Non-Renewable Professional Certification

Non-renewable Professional Certificates may be issued only to holders of an expired audiology certificate who meet special Georgia requirements.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Professional Certificate

An applicant shall be eligible for a Clear Renewable Certificate based upon:

  • The completion of a state program at the master's degree level or higher
    or
  • A program approved by ASHA
    or
  • Submission of a copy of a valid ASHA CCC
    or
  • Submission of a valid state of Georgia speech-language pathology license issued by the Examining Boards Division of the Office of the Secretary of State

The appropriate content assessments and special Georgia requirements must also be completed.

Continuing Education Requirement

Six semester hours, 10 credits of Georgia Professional Learning Units, or 10 credits of continuing education units are required per a five year period. Certificate holders may also renew a professional certificate with the submission of a valid state speech-language pathology license or valid CCC.

Non-Renewable Professional Certification

Non-renewable Professional Certificates may be issued only to holders of an expired speech-language pathology certificate or to holders of out-of-state certificates who meet special Georgia requirements.

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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