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Speech Pathology Programs in New Mexico - NM

Steps to Become a Speech and Language Pathologist in New Mexico

  1. Attend New Mexico speech pathology graduate programs that offer master’s degrees in speech-language pathology, speech language and hearing science, and communication disorders. Have your transcripts sent directly to the New Mexico Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board (address below)
  2. Complete a 375-hour long supervised practicum, under the direction of a professional holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Have documentation sent directly to the Board.

  3. Complete a yearlong Clinical Fellowship that should be supervised by someone who already holds a CCC. Have documentation of such sent directly to the Board.
  4. Take the national Praxis II Specialty Area Test in Speech Pathology offered by Educational Testing Services (ETS).  Have your scores sent to the Board. You can get more information directly from ETS by writing to:

    Educational Testing Service
    Praxis Series
    P.O. Box 6051
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6051
    www.praxis.org/licnsure/praxis/

  5. Submit an application form (which can be found at www.rld.state.nm.us) along with a fee of   $110. (If you have not yet received your CCC from the ASHA, you can still apply if you show transcripts from your Master's degree, proof of your Clinical Fellowship year, and proof of passing the Praxis II exam). The state's jurisprudence exam is part of the application and must be passed with a score of at least 70%. All application materials must be submitted to:

    New Mexico Regulations and Licensing Department
    Boards and Commissions Division
    New Mexico Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board
    Toney Anaya Building
    2550 Cerrillos Road
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (505) 476-4640

  6. Licenses expire each year on January 30. Renewal fee is $65 and must accompany the state's renewal form (found at www.rld.state.nm.us).

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