American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

New Hampshire 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

Audiologists in the public schools are contract employees and do not fall under specific teacher requirements of the State Department of Education. State licensure is typically required for practice in the schools.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Individuals certified as Speech-Language Specialists by the New Hampshire State Department of Education and those individuals licensed as Speech-Language Pathologists by the Office of Allied Health Professionals are both qualified to provide speech-language services in the schools. Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists meet the certification requirements of a Speech-Language Specialist and are not required to obtain state certification through the Department of Education.

  1. A master's degree in speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders from an approve college or university
  2. Meet the speech-language specialist skills, competencies, and knowledge requirements through a combination of academic and supervised practical experiences 

Continuing Education Requirement

A minimum of 75 continuing education units (hours) is required for recertification in one endorsement area. An additional 30 continuing education units is required for each additional endorsement area.

Emergency Certification

An individual may obtain Alternative 4 Certification Path for Critical Shortage Areas with a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology or Communications Disorders. By plan completion, candidates for Speech-Language Specialist must obtain a master's degree in communications disorders or a closely related area.

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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