District of Columbia 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 and Speech-Language Pathology


Master’s degree


Must meet guidelines for ASHA certification and DC Department of Health Licensure.  


All Early Intervention providers must complete modules for delivery of service, attend trainings for the online case management system and the AEPS assessment instrument. In addition, providers will be trained in a coaching model.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

May only work in child care centers.

Continuing Education

Providers will be responsible to be current in the programs offered though Strong Start.

Agency Oversight

DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, Strong Start      


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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