American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

North Dakota 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

An audiologist in public schools must possess either a State Board of Examiners license or the Education Standards and Practices Board's Restricted Educator's Professional license to practice in the public schools, or they may have both.

State License

  1. Possess at least a master's degree or its equivalent in the area of speech-language pathology or audiology from an educational institution recognized by the Board.
  2. Submit evidence showing qualifications prescribed by rules of the Board.
  3. Pass an examination approved by the Board and pay the prescribed fee. The Board may waive the examination requirement if the applicant presents proof of licensure in another state which has professional standards equivalent to those required by the Board.

Restricted Certificate in Audiology

  • Master's degree in audiology or communications disorder from a program accredited by
  • One hundred hours of school-based practicum.

Continuing Education Requirement

Four semester hours every five years

Speech-Language Pathologist

A speech-language pathologist in public schools must possess either a State Board of Examiners license or the Education Standards and Practices Board's Restricted Educator's Professional license to practice in the public schools, or they may have both.

State License

  1. Possess at least a master's degree or its equivalent in the area of speech-language pathology or audiology from an educational institution recognized by the Board.
  2. Submit evidence showing qualifications prescribed by rules of the Board.
  3. Pass an examination approved by the Board and pay the prescribed fee. The Board may waive the examination requirement if the applicant presents proof of licensure in another state which has professional standards equivalent to those required by the Board.

Restricted Certificate in Speech Therapy

  1. Master's degree in speech-language pathology or communications disorder from a program accredited by ASHA
  2. One hundred hours of school-based practicum

Continuing Education Requirement

Four semester hours every five years.

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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