Speech Pathology Programs in Delaware - DE
Steps to Becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist in Delaware
- Receive a Bachelor's degree in a related field of study.
- Receive a graduate degree, either master's or doctorate, through either online or campus based Delaware speech language pathology graduate programs.
- Take the Praxis exam given by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This exam is given in Delaware on the first Saturday in February, May, August and November. Receive a passing score of 600.
- Become certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). All applicants for a Delaware license must first hold ASHA certification. This involves submitting an application to the ASHA (which can be found at www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/certification/05SLPapp.pdf) , submitting an official graduate school transcript, and having a documented 36 week Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship consisting of 35 hours worked per week, equaling 1260 hours. During this time the student must also undergo 36 mentoring activities, with 18 hours of this being on-site direct client contact observations and 18 other monitoring activities. The completed application must be submitted along with a fee of $511 to the ASHA to become a member and to receive certification (Certificate of Clinical Competence, or CCC). Have all application info mailed to:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
PO Box 1160 #313
Rockville, MD 20849
After the ASHA receives all application materials, certification can take from 8 to 10 weeks.
- Complete the State of Delaware Application for Licensure (found at www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/speechaudio/documents/SLP-AUD-HAD_Application.pdf ) mailed along with a licensure fee of $97, a copy of your current ASHA Certification Card, a transcript sent directly from your graduate school, documentation of your completed Clinical Fellowship Year, documentation of completion of a minimum of 375 clock hours of a supervised clinical practicum, your passing Praxis exam score (sent directly from ETS), and verification of good standing from any other state where you currently hold a Speech and Language Pathologist License. All of these items should be mailed to:
State of Delaware
Department of State
Division of Professional Regulation
861 Silver Lake Blvd, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467
- After receiving a complete application, the board will issue your license in 4-8 weeks.