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2014 Credentials and Requirements for School-based SLPs, SLP/Audiologists, and SLPAs


The Vice Presidents of the Division of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs and Professional Services have compiled a chart to outline the continuing education requirements for school-based speech-language pathologists, dually certified speech-language pathologist/audiologists, and speech-language pathology assistants.

These requirements are projected to be effective July 1, 2014.  This chart only addresses the continuing education requirements related to the professional educator license.  The current IDFPR and ASHA CCC continuing education requirements remain. 

It should be noted that some CPDUs do not equal CEUs and may not count towards the IDFPR/CCC requirements for continuing education.  An example of CPDUs that would not be counted for IDFPR/CCC CEUs would be a meeting at school.  Also, you may want to check with your individual districts to determine what activities will count towards the 120 hours/5 years.  Some districts give CPDU/CE credit for attendance at district inservices, workshops, IEP meetings, and school improvement meetings.  Theoretically, if one goes to the ISHA convention and attends approved meetings within his/her district, it may be relatively "easy" to earn 24 hours per year.

It is also important to note that a SLP, who holds a Professional Educator License (PEL) (Teaching) and may consider becoming a district administrator at a future date, is strongly encouraged to maintain the “teaching” educator license.  A change from the PEL (Teaching) to the PEL (Non-teaching) will be irreversible.  

The new rules for renewal language are targeted for July of 2014.  ISHA will continue to provide members with updates regarding these changes.  Members of ISHA's Legislative and Regulatory Affairs and Professional Services divisions believe that the drafted language will be open for public comment at some point in the future.  Please watch for information regarding an opportunity to provide feedback regarding this new language. 

2014 Credentials and Requirements for School-based SLPs, SLP/Audiologists, and SLPAs

 

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