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State-by-State Licensure Information
To determine if our program meets the professional licensure education requirements for your state, visit the Professional Licensure by State website and scroll down to Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.
Contact Extended Campus advisors at 1 (800) 426-8315 for more information on applying for this certificate.
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (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 our online courses given their busy lifestyles.
The SLPA certificate meets the minimum speech-language pathology technical coursework requirements required for licensure in Arizona, as recommended by ASHA. A supervised clinical interaction experience is also required for licensure, which can be fulfilled through elective coursework.
The SLPA License to work in Arizona and most other states requires (a) speech-language pathology technical coursework, (b) general education coursework, and (c) direct clinical interaction experience. The NAU SLPA Certificate meets the speech-language pathology technical coursework requirement in most states. Check the SLPA license requirements of your specific state to create an educational plan that meets the requirements for the SLPA License and employment in that state. Arizona licensure information can be found at: http://www.azdhs.gov/licensing/special/index.php#speech-hearing-forms.
Contact for additional information:
Email: Jeffrey.Meeks@nau.edu (preferred method of contact)
Phone: (928) 523-2969