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 Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Special Licensing is typically required for practice in the schools. Contact the board for additional information.
Standard Speech-Language Pathologist, Pre-Kindergarten–12 Certificate (valid for 12 years), Professional Non-Teaching
Citation: Ariz. Admin. Code §7-2-617(D) [PDF]
Documentation of a current professional license as a speech pathologist to be used in lieu of proof of the required clock hours of professional development activities. Additionally, the renewal rule has been updated to specify that awareness training regarding human trafficking of children will be accepted toward the required professional development hours for renewal.
Citation: Ariz. Admin. Code §7-2-619 [PDF]
Sixty (60) clock hours are required every six years in the field of speech pathology, or professional development in the areas of articulation, voice, fluency, language disorders, low incidence disabilities, curriculum and instruction, professional issues and ethics, or service delivery models.
For further information on laws and regulations for school based speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please visit these websites:
Questions regarding this document? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.