American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Virginia Teacher Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

The following information summarizes the requirements currently necessary to begin work in the public school system as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist.

This information has been collected by researching individual state department of education regulations and policy documents, state administrative code provisions, and by contacting each state department of education. Please be advised that regulations and policy may change at any time, so always check with your state department of education for the most up-to-date information.


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

Pupil Personnel Services License Endorsement requirements:

  • An earned master's degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited institution
  • A current license in speech pathology issued by the Virginia Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology

Continuing Education Requirement

180 professional development points every five years based on an individual professional development plan


The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on teacher certification requirements, contact the state department of education and visit these websites:

Teaching Licensure

Licensure Regulations [PDF]


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

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