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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
4/2/2020

18VAC30-21-80. Qualifications for Licensure by Endorsement.

An applicant for licensure in audiology or speech-language pathology who has been licensed in another United States jurisdiction shall apply for licensure in Virginia in accordance with application requirements in 18VAC30-21-50 and submission of documentation of:

1. Ten continuing education hours for each year in which the applicant has been licensed in the other jurisdiction, not to exceed 30 hours, or a current and unrestricted Certificate of Clinical Competence in the area in which the applicant seeks licensure 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;

2. Passage of the qualifying examination from an accrediting body recognized by the board;

3. Current status of licensure in any other United States jurisdiction showing that the license is current and unrestricted or, if lapsed, is eligible for reinstatement and that no disciplinary action is pending or unresolved. The board may deny a request for licensure to any applicant who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of 18VAC30-21-160; and

4. Evidence of active practice in another United States jurisdiction for at least one of the past three years or practice for six months with a provisional license in accordance with 18VAC30-21-70 and by providing evidence of a recommendation for licensure by the applicant's supervisor. An applicant who graduated from an accredited program in audiology or speech-language pathology within 12 months immediately preceding application may be issued a license without evidence of active practice if the applicant holds a current and unrestricted Certificate of Clinical Competence in the area in which the applicant seeks licensure issued by ASHA or certification issued by the American Board of Audiology or any other accrediting body recognized by the board.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2018; Volume 36, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2020.

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