American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Nevada 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

Endorsement to Provide Audiological Services

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in audiology issued by ASHA;
    or
  • Master's degree in audiology from an institution accredited by a regionally accrediting association;
    or
  • Master's degree in any subject from an institution accredited by a regionally accrediting association; and completed at least 300 hours of supervised clinical experience in audiology or speech pathology (or both); and earned at least 60 credits in courses related to the normal development of speech and language or hearing, including, but not limited to, the management of disorders of speech or hearing and the legal/professional practices of audiology or speech pathology. At least 24 credits (not including those for thesis or dissertation) must be earned in courses directly related to audiology or speech pathology.

Continuing Education Requirement

Six semester hours of university or in-service credits or 15 hours of pre-approved conferences are required. A person who has a conferred Education Specialist (EdS) or doctoral degree or National Board Certification, need only submit Evidence of Professional Growth (E.P.G.) instead of the six (6) credits generally required. E.P.G. may be shown by teaching at the college level or proof of attending seminars or workshops.

Emergency Certification

There is a possible alternative route that may only be used in case of shortage at the request of a school district or superintendent. This requires that the position have been advertised for a sufficient period of time and that the individual be currently enrolled in a state teacher education program.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Endorsement for Speech and Language Impairments 

  • Completion of a board-approved program of preparation for teaching pupils who have speech and language impairments;
    or
  • Hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA or equivalent license from the Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology;
    or
  • License or certificate issued by another state, with an endorsement to teach pupils who have speech and language impairments;
    or
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in the area of speech and language impairments and 8 semester hours of student teaching, a clinical practicum, equivalent field experience or one year of verifiable teaching experience with pupils who have speech and language impairments;
    or
  • A bachelor's or master's degree and have completed eight semester hours in student teaching of pupils who have speech and language impairments, a clinical practicum with such pupils or one year of verifiable teaching experience with such pupils, and at least 28 semester hours of course work including course work in the following areas:
  1. Audiology
  2. Assessment and treatment of disorders
  3. Normal development of speech and language
  4. Science of speech and voice
  5. Phonetics
  6. Introduction to special education
  7. Parental involvement in programs for pupils with disabilities

Continuing Education Requirement

Six semester hours of university or in-service credits or 15 hours of pre-approved conferences are required. A person who has a conferred Education Specialist (EdS) or doctoral degree or National Board Certification, need only submit Evidence of Professional Growth (E.P.G.) instead of the six (6) credits generally required. E.P.G. may be shown by teaching at the college level or proof of attending seminars or workshops. A person who holds a current ASHA certificate or an equivalent license from the Nevada Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology is exempted from the continuing education requirement.

Emergency Certification

There is a possible alternative route to licensure that may only be used in case of shortage at the request of a school district or superintendent. This requires that the position have been advertised for a sufficient period of time and that the individual be currently enrolled in a state teacher education program.

Resources

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

Teacher Licensure

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

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