SLP

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

SLP:  Certification/Licensing/Credentialing

Renewing/Maintaining your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Certification Maintenance Standards require that all certificate holders (CCC-A and CCC-SLP) must accumulate 30 Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) of professional development during each 3-year certification maintenance interval in order to maintain their ASHA Certificates of Clinical Competence (CCC). For more details click the link above.

It is important for you to keep your certificates from all workshops you attend. While these will not be requested at the time of your renewal, random audits of individual providers do occur. When this happens, you will be asked to send in copies of your certificates as proof of having met the requirements.

Renewing/Maintaining your License in SLP

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CA.Gov Continuing Education Requirements

The California Department of Consumer Affairs Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensers Board requires that all Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants renew biennially. Twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education units are required for each renewal period if you are an audiologist or SLP. Twelve (12) hours of continuing education are required for each renewal period if you are a SLPA. For more details, click the link above.

It is important for you to keep your certificates from all workshops you attend. While these will not be requested at the time of your renewal, random audits of individual providers do occur. When this happens, you will be asked to send in copies of your certificates as proof of having met the requirements.

Applying for/Renewing/Maintaining your Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential

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Application for Credential Authorizing Public School Service

California has a two-tier structure for this credential that consists of a sequence of requirements, which the holder is given up to two years to complete. The two-year preliminary credential is the first document issued after an individual meets the specific credential requirements. Individuals receiving the preliminary credential are making a commitment to complete the process and obtain the clear credential. The clear credential is issued once all credential requirements have been completed. If requirements for the clear credential are not completed before the expiration of the preliminary, the holder will be unable to serve in California’s public schools with that credential until those requirements are met and the document renewed.


SLP:  Professional Organizations

School-Based SLP Resources for Physical and Virtual Reopening

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional organization for audiologists, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), speech-language pathology support personnel and students. ASHA empowers and supports professionals in the field through advancing science, setting standards, fostering excellence and advocating for members and those people they serve.  Information is available on ASHA’s website.

As many SLPs prepare for the 2020-2021 school year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic some returning to in-person services and others  operating on virtual platforms, there are many unique challenges to be addressed.  Guidance addressing these including concerns related to personal safety, efficacy of delivering service through a tele-practice platform, and questions related to online assessment has been provided in the School-Based SLP Resources for Physical and Virtual Re-opening.

CSHA

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The California Speech Language Hearing Association is the state professional organization.  The CSHA Community is a connection to knowledge, information and resources related to the profession of speech-language pathology and audiology.  Answers to policies and procedures specific to practice in California and opportunities for professional development are found on CSHA’s website.

Contacts

Kenyon Hopkins, M.S.

SELPA Executive Director
khopkins@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0342

Irenea Herrera

SELPA Administrative Assistant
irherrera@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0342

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