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Speech Pathology Programs in Colorado - CO

Typical Steps to Becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist in Colorado

As of 2010, the state of Colorado does not require a speech-language pathologist to be licensed by the Colorado state licensing bureau to practice, 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 at 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)
  • Completion of a 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 as well, 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

Or, contact:

The Colorado Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification Unit
State Office Building
201 E. Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
Phone 303.866.6628

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