American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Indiana Teacher Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

The following information summarizes the requirements currently necessary to begin work in the public school system as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist.

This information has been collected by researching individual state department of education regulations and policy documents, state administrative code provisions and by contacting each state department of education. Please be advised that regulations and policy may change at any time, so always check with your state department of education for the most up-to-date information.

Audiologist

State License

  1. Possess a doctoral degree or equivalent (defined as minimum of 75 semester hours of graduate study including specific course work) from an accredited educational program recognized by the Speech Pathology and Audiology Board (the Board)
  2. Certification of completion of 1,820 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum, including a clinical experience that is equivalent to 12 months full-time supervised experience obtained during the doctoral degree program
  3. Passage of a Professional Examination Service exam
  4. In lieu of documentation, submit evidence of either national certification in audiology that is approved by the Board or satisfaction of the academic and clinical experience requirements necessary for licensure as defined by the rules of the Board
  5. A statement certifying whether or not disciplinary proceedings have ever been initiated or are pending in any states where applicant has been licensed
  6. Passage of an Indiana jurisprudence exam with a score of 75 or higher

Speech-Language Pathologist

State License plus additional requirements

  1. Possess at least a master's degree or its equivalent (two full years of study in a college with specified coursework) in the area of speech-language pathology, including 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience, from an educational institution recognized by the Board
  2. Completion of a nine-month full-time clinical fellowship or equivalent
  3. Passage of a Professional Examination Service exam
  4. Passage of an Indiana jurisprudence exam with a score of 75 or higher
  5. In lieu of documentation of degree, clinical fellowship, and exam, applicant may submit ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence or evidence of a national certification in speech-language pathology that is approved by the Board or satisfaction of the academic and clinical experience requirements necessary for licensure as defined in the rules of the Board
  6. A statement certifying whether or not disciplinary proceedings have ever been initiated or are pending in any states where applicant has been licensed
  7. A renewal license may be issued to an individual who was licensed by the professional standards board (Department of Education) before July 1, 2005, and who is not licensed as a speech-language pathologist in Indiana
    and
    CPR/ Heimlich maneuver certification

Emergency Certification

An Emergency Permit (EP) can be issued by the Department of Education when a licensed speech-language pathologist cannot be found to fill a persistent vacancy. Holders must:

  1. Have earned a bachelor's degree in communication disorders
  2. Be enrolled in a graduate program and have submitted an approved plan of study
  3. The permit is valid for one year. A school district may renew an EP up to two times after the educator has completed six semester hours in the content area on the permit as confirmed by his/her licensing advisor.

Continuing Education Requirement

  • Indiana Professional Licensing Agency license;
    or
  • Six semester hours completed at an accredited Indiana institution;
    or
  • Six semester hours completed at an accredited out-of-state institution;
    or
  • Professional Growth Plan (PGP)

Resources

The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on teacher certification requirements, contact the state department of education and visit this website:

Office of Educator Licensing and Development

 

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

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