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Maryland 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

  • Hold a doctoral degree from an accredited educational institution
  • Complete a supervised clinical training as required by the Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech-Language Pathologists (the Board) with standards consistent with the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)
  • Pass an examination in audiology
  • Pass a law exam
  • Demonstrate oral competency

Waiver

The Board may waive any of the qualifications required for a license if the individual:

  1. Holds or held a national certification in audiology from a Board-recognized organization that meets the practice requirements established by the Board, or
  2. Holds a current license in another state that has equivalent requirements
    or
  3. On or before Sept. 30, 2007, holds a current license and master's degree from an accredited program, meets practice requirements that are equivalent to the Board requirements, and meets any other requirements adopted by the Board

Continuing Education

  1. Thirty CEUs per two-year renewal cycle
  2. Continuing education credits may not be carried over from one renewal cycle to another

Speech-Language Pathologist

State Licensure

  • Hold a master's degree which incorporates the academic course work and the minimum hours of supervised training required by the Board
  • Complete a period of supervised postgraduate professional practice
  • Pass an examination in speech-language pathology
  • Passage of law exam
  • Demonstrate oral competency

Waiver

The Board may waive any of the qualifications required for a license if the individual:

  1. Holds or held a national certification in speech language pathology from a Board-recognized organization that meets the practice requirements established by the Board,
    or
  2. Holds a current license in another state that that has equivalent requirements

*Individuals who have been continuously practicing speech-language pathology in public schools on or before September 30, 2007, are exempted from the licensure requirement.

Continuing Education

30 CEUs per two-year renewal cycle

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:

Maryland Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists Licensing Information

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

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