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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 30. Board of Audiology And Speech-Language Pathology
Chapter 21. Regulations Governing Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
4/12/2024

18VAC30-21-60. Qualifications for initial licensure.

A. The board may grant an initial license to an applicant for licensure in audiology who:

1. Holds a current and unrestricted Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by ASHA;

2. Holds a current and unrestricted certification issued by the ABA or any other accrediting body recognized by the board and provides documentation of having passed the qualifying examination from an accrediting body recognized by the board; or

3. Provides documentation of (i) graduation from an audiology program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of ASHA or an equivalent accrediting body as recognized by the board; and (ii) having passed the qualifying examination from an accrediting body recognized by the board.

B. The board may grant an initial license to an applicant for licensure in speech-language pathology who holds a current and unrestricted Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by ASHA.

C. The board may grant a license to an applicant as a school speech-language pathologist who holds a master's degree in speech-language-pathology.

D. The board may refuse to issue a license to any applicant who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of 18VAC30-21-160.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 7, eff. January 5, 2023.

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