RELATES TO: KRS 334A.033, 334.035(1)(c), 334A.050, 334A.187
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 334A.033, 334A.050, 334A.080(3)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 334A.080(3) requires the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to promulgate responsible administrative regulations, including administrative regulations which delineate qualifications for licensure and renewal of licensure. KRS 334A.033 and 334A.050 require the board to promulgate administrative regulations concerning licensure as a speech-language pathologist, including a requirement that an applicant meet specified education and experience criteria as determined by the board. This administrative regulation establishes criteria for licensure for speech-language pathologists.
Section 1. Education and Experience. In addition to the citizenship requirements of KRS 334A.050, each applicant for licensure in speech-language pathology in Kentucky shall meet the requirements established in this section:
(1)(a) An applicant shall provide a certified transcript confirming attainment of a master's degree in the area of speech-language pathology or communication disorders from a program accredited by the Council for Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, or possess equivalent education.
(b) An applicant shall have "equivalent" education if the applicant holds a doctoral degree in speech-language pathology, communication disorders or a related area from a program accredited by the Council for Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
(2) The applicant shall have passed a national PRAXIS examination in speech-language pathology.
(3) In accordance with KRS 334A.035(1)(c), within thirty (30) days after completion of the postgraduate professional experience, the applicant shall submit a complete application for licensure under this section. The applicant's supervisor shall verify the successful completion of postgraduate professional experience by signing the Application for License.
(4) In addition to fulfilling the requirements of this administrative regulation and paying the requisite fees established in 201 KAR 17:030(1), an applicant licensed in another state shall comply with the provisions of KRS 334A.187.
Section 2. Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Application for License", January 2012, is incorporated by reference.
(2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Division of Occupations and Professions, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (13 Ky.R. 562; eff. 10-2-1986; Am. 26 Ky.R. 1024; 1520; eff. 1-26-2000; 36 Ky.R. 841; 1438; eff. 2-5-2010; 38 Ky.R. 1630; 1837; eff. 6-1-2012.)