South Carolina 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 state Department of Education. State licensure issued by the South Carolina Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is typically required for practice in the schools.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Educator Speech-Language Therapist Certificate

  1. Master's degree;
  2. Completion of an advanced program approved by the state Board of Education for the training of speech-language therapists;
  3. Minimum qualifying score on the state Board of Education required examination.

Internship Certificate for Speech-Language Pathology

The Internship Certificate is issued to an individual who holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology or who has competed a master's degree that includes the academic and clinical requirements for the ASHA CCC and has achieved the minimum qualifying score on the required certification examination(s). This certificate is effective for one academic year and must be requested by the employing school district. It may be converted to a professional certificate upon verification of a successful evaluation of the individual's performance during the initial year of employment.

Continuing Education Requirement

120 renewal credits are required every five years

Regulatory Oversight


For further information on laws and regulations for school-based speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please visit these websites:

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