The following information includes speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel requirements in educational and other practice settings. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that regulations and policy may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.
Speech-language pathology assistants may, under the supervision of licensed speech-language pathologist, provide treatment and screening services related to communication problems. SLPAs must complete an approved training program and be licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation; no Professional Educator License is required at this time.
A school district or cooperative entity may not assign a speech-language pathologist with a professional educator license who is not licensed under the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act to supervise any SLPA.
Audiology support personnel are not regulated in this setting.
Audiology support personnel are not regulated by the state.
For further information on laws and regulations for speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel in educational and other practice settings, please visit these websites:
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To see where your state stands on support personnel licensure trends, please view the trends charts which are updated annually:
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