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Montana 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

State License

  1. Must possess a Doctor of Audiology degree or a PhD in Audiology from an accredited program approved by the Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (the Board)
  2. Passage of a national exam approved by the Board
  3. If applicant is a holder of a valid Montana license prior to 2007 and maintains that license, the applicant will not be required to obtain a doctorate to practice audiology in the future
  4. Passage of a Montana jurisprudence exam

An active temporary license to practice as an audiologist in Montana will be issued to qualified individuals engaged in clinical experience year activities (CEY-Montana, 37-15-303(1), MCA); or clinical fellowship year (CFY-ASHA) activities. An active nonrenewable license shall be issued for two years and is nonrenewable except at the discretion of the Board.

Continuing Education Requirement

40 hours of Board-approved continuing education every odd numbered year

Speech Language Pathologist

State License

  1. Master's degree in speech pathology or communication
  2. Completion of a practicum with a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervision (375 of direct patient contact)
  3. Completion of a 36 week clinical experience with a mentor
  4. Passage of the Praxis exam
  5. Passage of a Montana jurisprudence exam with a score of 95% or higher.

An active temporary license to practice as a speech-language pathologist in Montana will be issued to qualified individuals engaged in clinical experience year activities (CEY-Montana, 37-15-303(1), MCA); or clinical fellowship year (CFY-ASHA) activities. An active nonrenewable license shall be issued for two years and is nonrenewable except at the discretion of the Board.

Continuing Education Requirement

40 hours of Board-approved continuing education every odd numbered year

Resources

For further information on laws and regulations for school based speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please visit this website:

Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

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

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