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Arizona Early Intervention Requirements for Practice

The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for developing requirements for the professions of audiology and/or speech-language pathology to work in the early intervention setting. 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.

Audiology

Education

Master’s degree

Certification/Licensure

State licensure is issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Special Licensing.

Documentation of pediatric audiology training or experience as measured by one of the following:

  • Certificate of completion of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) Newborn Hearing Screening Curriculum or
  • Registration with the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention-Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) national web-based directory, displayed as meeting compatibility criteria for services (evaluation, aid dispensing and ear mold impressions) to children from birth to three years of age.

Additional Training

All early intervention providers must complete the AzEIP Standards of Practice, courses are designed to ensure that providers understand IDEA and can implement Team Based Early Intervention Services.

Speech Language Pathology

Education

Master’s degree

Certification/Licensure

State licensure is issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Special Licensing. 

Additional Training

All early intervention providers must complete the AzEIP Standards of Practice, courses are designed to ensure that providers understand IDEA and can implement Team Based Early Intervention Services. 

Agency Oversite   

Arizona Department of Economic Security, Early Intervention Program

Resources

For further information regarding audiologists and speech-language pathologists working in the early intervention setting, 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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