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Pennsylvania Early Intervention Requirements for Practice

The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for developing requirements for the professions of audiology and/or speech-language pathology to work in the early intervention setting. 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.

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Education

Master's degree

Certification/Licensure

State licensure is issued by Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language and Hearing.

Note: In order to provide early intervention (EI) to eligible preschool age children, the SLP must hold a Pennsylvania public school certification. For Educational Specialist I or II, they must earn 6 credits of collegiate study; or 6 credits of PDE-approved continuing professional education courses; or 180 hours of continuing professional education programs, activities or learning experiences; or any combination of the above every five years to maintain active certification status.

Training

  • Pre-service training required as well as at least 24 hours of training annually.
  • To provide services in preschool, there is a required training related to maintain PDE certificate.

Agency Oversight

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Early Intervention

Resources

For further information regarding audiologists and speech-language pathologists working in the early intervention setting, 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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