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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

18VAC30-21-60. Qualifications for Initial Licensure.

A. The board may grant an initial license to an applicant for licensure in audiology or speech-language pathology who:

1. Holds a current and unrestricted Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by ASHA or certification issued by the American Board of Audiology or any other accrediting body recognized by the board. Verification of currency shall be in the form of a certified letter from a recognized accrediting body issued within six months prior to filing an application for licensure; and

2. Has passed the qualifying examination from an accrediting body recognized by the board.

B. 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.

C. Any individual who holds an active, renewable license issued by the Virginia Board of Education with a valid endorsement in speech-language pathology on June 30, 2014, shall be deemed qualified to obtain a school speech-language pathologist license from the board until July 1, 2016, or the date of expiration of such person's license issued by the Virginia Board of Education, whichever is later.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 2016.

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