Vermont 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 is typically required for practice in the schools. Contact the board for additional information. 

Speech-Language Pathologist

Educational Speech-Language Pathologist Endorsement Requirements:

  • Hold a current clinical SLP license in Vermont;
  • Hold a conferred master's degree or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology from an educational institution approved by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA);
  • Demonstrate the educational speech language pathologist endorsement competencies established by the Standards Board; and
  • Submit passing scores on the Praxis Core Series examination or other skills examination by the Standards Board. 

Citation: Vt. Code R. 22-000-010-5231.1 [PDF]

Continuing Education Requirement

Documentation of 45 hours or 3 professional learning credits every three years for a Level I License; 90 hours or 6 professional learning credits for a Level II license renewal. Documentation means a copy of an ASHA or university transcript and/or a certificate of attendance. If you hold an educational SLP endorsement at least one of the three (for holders of the Level I license), or two of the six (for holders of the Level II license) professional learning credits should address the knowledge and performance standards (the "competencies") for the educational SLP endorsement. 

Regulatory Oversight

  1. Vermont Office of Professional Regulation
  2. Vermont Standards for Professional Educators (VSBPE) 


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

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