Speech Pathology Programs in Colorado - CO
Steps to Becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist in Colorado
The state of Colorado is one of the states that do not currently require a speech-language pathologist to be licensed by the Colorado state licensing bureau, unless they are working in a school.
However, many employers have standards that they require of their professionals. Typically, these are:
- A B.A. or B.S. degree in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences or the equivalent
- Attendance of one of the online or campus based Colorado speech language pathology graduate programs
- The Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP or CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Supervised clinical practicum
- Proof that the individual has successfully passed a national examination for speech-language pathologists.
Speech-language pathologists working in Colorado schools have particular requirements, including:
- Attained a Master’s degree, or higher, in communications disorders or speech-language pathology
- Passed the National Examination in speech-Language Pathology (Praxis examination administered by the Educational Testing Service). A score of 600 or above is required.
- Proof of certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Proof of completion of a Clinical Fellowship Year
Continuing education requirements are six semester hours every five years. For specifics or more information, visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_license.htm
The Colorado Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification Unit
State Office Building
201 E. Colfax
Denver, CO 80203