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.
Audiologists in public schools are contract employees and do not fall under specific teacher requirements of the Connecticut State Department of Education. State licensure, issued by the Connecticut State Department of Health, is typically required for practice in the schools. Contact the board for additional information.
Special Services Certificate – Speech and Language Pathologist (#061)
This certificate is required for anyone serving in the employ of a board of education as a speech and language pathologist.
Note: An Interim Educator Certificate may be issued at the initial or provisional level and is valid for one calendar year. There are two types of interim educator certificates: the nonrenewable Interim Educator Certificate and the Interim Educator Certificate. The nonrenewable Interim Educator Certificate is issued with Connecticut test deferrals and/or specific course deficiencies. The Interim Educator Certificate is issued with specific course deficiencies.
To receive a provisional educator certificate for speech and language pathology, an applicant shall present evidence of meeting the specific requirements for an initial educator certificate, in addition to meeting the following requirements:
To receive a professional educator certificate as a speech-language pathologist, an applicant shall present evidence of having completed 30 school months of successful teaching under the provisional educator certificate, interim educator certificate, or provisional teaching certificate.
Citation: Conn. Agencies Regs. §10-145d-544
Thirty hours are required every three years.
Durational Shortage Area Permits (DSAS) may be granted for one year and renewable for an additional one or two years. Individuals must evidence a bachelor's degree, have completed 12 credits in the designated area, and must be enrolled in a planned program to achieve full certification.
Connecticut Department of Health
For further information on laws and regulations for school-based speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please visit this website:
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.