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North Dakota 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.


Audiologists in the public schools are contract employees and do not fall under specific teacher requirements of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. State Licensure, issued by the North Dakota State Board of Examiners Audiology & Speech Language Pathology is typically required for practice in the schools. Contact the board for additional information.

Speech-Language Pathologist

A speech-language pathologist in public schools must possess either a State Board of Examiners license or the Education Standards and Practices Board's Restricted Educator's Professional license to practice in the public schools, or they may have both.  State Licensure is issued by the North Dakota State Board of Examiners Audiology & Speech Language Pathology. 

Restricted License Speech-Language Pathology (valid for 2 years)

  1. Master's degree in speech-language pathology or communications disorders from a program accredited by ASHA; and
  2. One hundred hours of school-based practicum.

Citation: N.D. Admin. Code 67.1-02-05-04(4)(a)(2) [PDF]

Continuing Education Requirement

Four semester hours every five years.

Regulatory Oversight


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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