Washington 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


State licensure is issued by Washington Board of Hearing and Speech.

Educational Staff Association Certificate from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.


  • Four online modules on Child Outcomes Summary
  • Child Outcomes Summary Quiz  

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants


Associates of Certificate of Proficiency


State certification is issued by Washington Board of Hearing and Speech. 

Other requirements

Must be supervised by an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist.

Agency Oversight

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families—Early Support for Infants & Toddlers (ESIT)


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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