To qualify for a full license in speech-language pathology, an applicant must:
In most instances, the Board's requirements parallel ASHA's. However, a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA is not required to obtain a license to practice in Maryland. Holding the CCC does reduce considerably the paper work needed for licensure.
If Licensed in Another State:
The Board does endorse licensure from another state if:
A Limited License from the Board is required in order to practice under supervision (CFY) in Maryland. The application must be approved by the Board before beginning the supervised practice.
To qualify for a Limited License in speech-language pathology, an applicant must:
Unless an exception is approved by the Board, an applicant shall begin the clinical fellowship within 2 years after completion of the academic course work and clinical practicum requirements and shall complete the clinical fellowship within 36 months.
A Limited Licensee must be employed as a full time professional (30 hours a week) in the field under appropriate supervision for not less than 9 months to complete the clinical fellowship. This requirement may also be met by part-time employment as follows:
25-29 hours a week for 12 months,
20-24 hours a week for 15 months,
15-19 hours a week for 18 months.
At least 80% of the Limited Licensee's employment must be in direct client contact which includes assessment/diagnosis/evaluation, screening, habilitation-rehabilitation, and activities related to client management.
Please Note: A Limited License is valid only under the supervisor and in the employment setting stated on the license. If during the CFY, the person changes supervisor or employment or both, a new CFY Plan must be submitted to the Board. The new plan must be approved by the Board before the Limited License begins practicing in the new setting or under the new supervisor.
The supervisor of a Speech-Language Pathology Limited Licensee shall:
The supervisor shall provide a minimum of 36 hours of supervisory activities during the clinical fellowship to include a minimum of 2 hours of on-site observation of clinical services in direct client contact and 2 hours of other monitoring activities each month. The supervisor shall notify the Board if the supervisor withdraws from supervising a limited licensee.
A supervisor is legally and ethically responsible for services provided or omitted by the Limited Licensee.
A Limited License is valid for one year and renewable if necessary for part-time employment, completion of the national examination or other reasons acceptable to the Board. If a limited licensee fails to receive a full license within 2 years after the date the initial limited license was issued, the individual shall wait a minimum of 1 year before the individual may apply for another license.
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