American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Ohio 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

Professional Educator License – School Audiologist

The professional pupil services license, valid for five years for working with learners at all levels, shall be issued to an individual deemed to be of good moral character who meets the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of an approved program of preparation
  2. Recommended by the dean or head of teacher education
  3. Successfully completed an examination prescribed by the state board of education
  4. Master's degree
    and
  5. Current license to practice audiology issued by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Continuing Education Requirement

License is renewable upon evidence of a currently valid license issued by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Twenty clock hours of continuing education per two-year period is required to maintain state license.

Emergency Certification

A temporary pupil services license may be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences a currently valid audiologist license issued by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, provided the vacancy has been posted for two weeks and no properly licensed and suitable candidate has been identified by the employing district.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Professional Educator License - School Speech-Language Pathologist

The professional pupil services license, valid for five years for working with learners at all levels, shall be issued to an individual deemed to be of good moral character who meets the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of an approved program of preparation
  2. Recommended by the dean or head of teacher education
  3. Successfully completed an examination prescribed by the state board of education
  4. Master's degree
    and
  5. Current speech-language pathologist license issued by Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Continuing Education Requirement

License is renewable upon evidence of a currently valid license issued by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Twenty clock hours of continuing education per two-year period are required to maintain state license.

Emergency Certification

A temporary pupil services license may be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences a currently valid speech-language pathologist license issued by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, provided the vacancy has been posted for two weeks and no properly licensed and suitable candidate has been identified by the employing district.

Support Personnel

Support personnel are not used in Ohio schools.

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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