SLP Professional Licensure General Disclosure

In compliance with Federal Regulations, 34 CFR 668.43 (2019 Rule) and State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual Version 19.2, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure in speech-language pathology:

Program Accreditation

The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at Pacific University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Certification

Successful completion of the MS SLP degree prepares students for entry-level practice as a Clinical Fellow (CF). Successful completion of a post-graduate, mentored clinical fellowship is a requirement for national certification through the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Full certification also requires passing a board exam (PRAXIS) and approval of certification by the CFCC based on their published standards.

Licensure

The MS SLP program is not a licensure granting program. Students who complete the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) from Pacific University meet the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Oregon Board) requirement to hold a graduate degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited educational institution in order to apply for a Conditional License in Speech-Language Pathology. The Conditional License is a time-limited license associated with the period of the post-graduate, mentored Clinical Fellowship. Oregon Board approval of conditional licensure requires that the applicant fulfill other criteria not met through completion of the MS SLP degree, such as a successful background check and submission of application and fees. The criteria for application for Conditional Licensure are set by the Board, not by Pacific University, and may change over time. Information and instructions for Oregon Licensure are available online.

Students who plan to seek licensure in states other than Oregon are responsible to consult the licensing authority in those states for further information. Faculty in the School of CSD are available to advise students about application for licensure in other U.S. States and Territories. Licensure requirements can change over time and rather than risking outdated information on our local web page, the School of CSD encourages students to access information related to regional licensure through the ASHA State-by-State resource which is updated regularly.

Professional Licensure General Disclosure

34 CFR § 664.43(a)(5)(v) and (c)
Pacific University provides this General Disclosure to students prior to enrollment or financial commitment. Successful completion of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program has been compared to the educational requirements for licensure required for employment in each State and US Territory. If the program does not meet or we are unable to determine that the education program meets the educational requirements, we have provided contact information to the licensing board for that State or Territory.

Students are advised to determine, prior to enrollment, whether the program meets licensure requirements in the U.S. State or Territory in which the student is located or intends to pursue licensure.

Pacific University considers the U.S. State or Territory address included on the enrollment application as the student’s primary address. For student applicants who are members of any branch of the US Military, their assigned base or base of deployment is considered their legal residence.

Students must provide formal notification to Pacific University when the student’s legal residence has changed to another U.S. State or Territory and when the new State or Territory is listed on the table below and is noted as Does Not Meet or Unable to Determine.

 

 

Meets

Does Not Meet

Unable to Determine

Oregon (OR) X    
Alabama     AL
Alaska     AK
Arizona     AZ
Arkansas     AR
California     CA 
Colorado     CO
Connecticut     CT
Delaware     DE
District of Columbia     DC
Florida     FL
Georgia     GA
Hawaii     HI
Idaho     ID
Illinois     IL
Indiana     IN
Iowa     IA
Kansas     KS
Kentucky     KY
Louisiana     LA
Maine     ME
Maryland     MD
Massachusetts     MA
Michigan     MI
Minnesota     MN
Mississippi     MS
Missouri     MO
Montana     MT
Nebraska     NE
Nevada     NV
New Hampshire     NH
New Jersey     NJ
New Mexico     NM
New York     NY
North Carolina     NC
North Dakota     ND
Ohio     OH

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Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PR)

 

 

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Guam (GU)

 

 

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US Virgin Islands (VI)

 

 

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American Samoa

   

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Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands

   

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Federated States of Micronesia

   

FSM

Republic of Palau

   

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Republic of the Marshall Islands

   

RMI