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:
- Be of good moral character.
- Hold a Master's Degree in speech-language pathology from an educational institution which incorporates the academic course work and the minimum hours of supervised training required by the regulations of the Board.
- Submit to the Board for approval a plan demonstrating that for the term of the limited license the applicant shall practice speech-language pathology only under the supervision of a fully licensed speech-language pathologist (or if, the position is in a setting where licensure is not required, that the supervisor has a current CCC-SLP from ASHA.)
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 24 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.