Speech Pathology Programs in Idaho - ID
Steps to Becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist in Idaho
- Receive a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications Studies or Sciences.
- Attend one of the online or campus based Idaho speech pathology graduate programs that is accredited by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Graduate with a Master's or Doctorate degree.
- Get your Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the ASHA. This entails:
- Presenting documentation that you have completed a 375 hour supervised clinical practicum
- Completing a clinical fellowship following your courses and clinical practicum. This fellowship must be 36 weeks long and be full-time (or an equivalent part-time position is acceptable). Your supervisor in this clinical fellowship must hold a CCC from the ASHA.
- Pass the Praxis II national test in Speech Pathology. This can be taken through Educational Testing Services. More information on finding testing centers can be found at: www.praxis.org/licnsure/praxis/ or by contacting ETS at: P.O. Box 6051,
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051. Your scores should be sent by ETS directly to the Idaho Speech and Hearing Services Licensure board:
- Idaho Speech and Hearing Services Licensure Board
Bureau Of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
- Complete and submit an application to the Idaho Speech and Hearing Services Licensure Board (address above). The application can be found at: secure.ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/SHS/Forms/SHS%20Speech-Language%20Pathologist %20application.pdf . Send along with the application:
- An application fee of $30 and licensure fee of $100
- Documentation of postgraduate professional experience
Verification of any licenses you may hold in other state.
You will be notified by the Board when your application has been approved for licensure. Do not accept a position as a Speech and Language Pathologist until you receive your license.