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Requirements for speech-language pathology assistant certification.

An applicant for certification as a speech-language pathology assistant must have the following minimum qualifications:
(1) An associate of arts or sciences degree, or a certificate of proficiency, with transcripts showing forty-five quarter hours or thirty semester hours of speech-language pathology course work and transcripts showing forty-five quarter hours or thirty semester hours of general education credit from a board-approved institution of higher education as defined in WAC 246-828-025 (1)(b). Transcripts must reflect, or applicant must demonstrate, one hundred hours of supervised patient/client/student work experience completed within a one-year time frame, or clinical experience practicum, with at least fifty of those hours under direct supervision; or
(2) A bachelor of arts or bachelor of sciences degree with transcripts from a speech, language, and hearing program from a board-approved institution of higher education as defined in WAC 246-828-025 (1)(b). Transcripts must reflect, or applicant must demonstrate, one hundred hours of supervised patient/client/student work experience completed within a one-year time frame, or clinical experience practicum, with at least fifty of those hours under direct supervision.
[Statutory Authority: 2014 c 189, RCW 18.35.161, 18.130.062, and 18.130.020. WSR 15-14-092, § 246-828-617, filed 6/29/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161, 43.70.250. WSR 10-15-093, § 246-828-617, filed 7/20/10, effective 7/26/10.]