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WAC 246-828-617

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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; or
(3) A completed work experience verification form and competency checklist form developed by the board and submitted as part of the application verifying 600 hours of supervised experience within three years of application. Both forms must be submitted by July 1, 2011, to qualify for certification under this subsection. The competency checklist form shall indicate and verify that the applicant has demonstrated competencies in all the following categories:
(a) Interpersonal skills;
(b) Understanding of critical supervision issues;
(c) Administering treatment protocols;
(d) Maintaining clinical documentation and communication;
(e) Upholding ethical behavior and maintaining confidentiality;
(f) Following health and safety precautions;
(g) Foundational knowledge of the profession.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161, 43.70.250. WSR 10-15-093, ยง 246-828-617, filed 7/20/10, effective 7/26/10.]