Licenses & Certifications

Professional Development Requirements for the 2020 Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Certification Standards

Effective as of January 1, 2020

Ethics: Professional Development Requirements

Who? All individuals who hold the CCC-A and/or CCC-SLP.

What? Out of 30 required professional development hours for certification maintenance, at least 1 hour must be in the area of ethics.

When? Beginning with certificate holders in the January 1, 2020–December 31, 2022 certification maintenance interval.

How Often? Each 3-year maintenance interval.

Supervision: Professional Development Requirements

Who? All clinical supervisor and clinical fellowship (CF) mentors providing supervision/clinical instruction for students and/or Clinical Fellows for purposes of ASHA certification.

What? Complete a minimum of 2 hours of professional development in the area of supervision/clinical instruction

When? After being awarded the CCC-A or CCC-SLP.

How Often? One time.

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Requirements for the New York License in Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology

For additional information contact:
New York State Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
(518) 473-0221
Fax: (518) 473-6282
Office of the Professions Home Page

Requirements for New York State Certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech Language Disabilities (TSSLD) Initial Certificate (TSSLD)

Requirements for New York State Certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD) Initial Certificate (TSSLD)

  • Academic: BA or BS degree including coursework in general education, speech and language disorders, and special education and student teaching of children with communication disorders.
  • State testing: Candidates for professional certification must pass the a) Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST); b) Written assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W)

Permanent Certification (TSSLD)

  • Academic: Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • State testing: Professional certification must be obtained within three years of receiving the initial certification.

For additional information contact:
New York State Education Department
Division of Teacher Certification
5N Education Building
Washington Ave
Albany NY 12234
(518) 474-3901

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