Speech-Language Pathology Assistance (SLPA) certificate
If you are interested in becoming
a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) and working as support
personnel to a speech-language pathologist, this program may be right for you.
Many prefer the flexibility of online courses given their busy lifestyles.
The SLPA certificate meets
the minimum technical coursework requirements recommended by the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Students must recognize that an academic certificate
awarded by NAU following completion of required academic credits is not a license
to practice as an SLPA.
Students should check with
the licensure or certification department for state requirements regarding
additional course work, clinical experience and/or observations, and clinical
supervision that may be required. For example, licensure information for
Arizona is found on the Arizona Department of Health Services website at:
Each state determines their
rules and regulations for licensure/certification/authorization/apprenticeship.
State requirements may include completion of clinical interaction hours
according to specified criteria, and NAU's academic certificate requirements
may not meet the differing requirements imposed by government agencies of
fifty different states.
Northern Arizona University
cannot confirm whether a particular course, degree, or certificate program
meets requirements for professional licensure in the student's home state. It
is the student's responsibility to verify the academic and clinical interaction
and/or clinical observation requirements for the particular state in which
employment as an SLPA is sought and to meet those requirements.
At this time, the SLPA
certificate program is not approved in California. The California Speech and
Hearing licensure department does recognize our BIS degree with SLPA
certificate courses taken as electives. California does require a
university/college fieldwork course to obtain the needed clinical and
observation hours. Students who desire to be licensed as a Speech-Language
Pathologist Assistant should contact the California Speech-Language Pathologyand Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board, 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite
2100, Sacramento, California 95815, Phone (916) 263-2666, Fax (916) 263-2668.
Contact for Additional Information:
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program
Speech-Language Sciences and Technology
Northern Arizona University
1100 South Beaver Street
PO Box 15095
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5095
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