New Jersey 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  do not fall under specific teacher requirements of the State Department of Education. State licensure issue by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs—Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee is typically required for practice in the schools.

Speech-Language Specialist Standard Certificate (Endorsement Code: 3462)

  • Master's or higher degree in speech-language pathology from a regionally accredited college or university; and
  • A Passing score on a state-approved test of comprehensive knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology.
    • PRAXIS II: Speech Language Pathology (5331)

Continuing Education Requirement

Each active teacher must complete 100 clock hours of state-approved continuing professional development and/or in-service every 5 years.

Regulatory Oversight


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:

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

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