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1 Catherine H. Balthazar, PhD, CCC-SLP Governors State University Carol Szymanski, PhD, CCC-SLP St. Xavier University

2 1. Overview of credentials: requirements, application procedures, renewal/CE requirements 2. Credentialing scenarios 1. New grads 2. Professionals switching settings 3. Professionals from out of state 3. Other Issues 1. Lapsed credentials 2. Non-master’s degreed support personnel

3  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CCC-SLP  Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) License  Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Certificates  Department of Human Services (DHS) Early Intervention Specialist Credential

4 All of these credentials require the following:  Education: master’s degree or equivalent coursework  Supervised clinical practicum  Clinical fellowship  Examinations: Praxis (non-school credentials) or IL Basic Skills and Subject Area (school credentials)  Continuing education for renewal: 10 clock hours per year on average

5  Requirements  400 clock hours of clinical practicum  Master’s degree in SLP from accredited institution  Pass Praxis  Clinical fellowship 36 weeks full time, or equivalency part-time, with mentoring SLP  Clinical fellows have 48 months from the date of initiation of the CF in which to accumulate 1,260 hours of experience

6  Application Procedures  The three-page application form  An official graduate transcript  Application fee  May apply when graduate academic course work and clinical practicum completed and KASA verified by program  Applicants have five (5) years in which to complete the process.

7  Continuing Education  Must earn 3 continuing education units (30 contact hours) every 3 years  Maintenance cycle determined by date of initial certification ▪ Renewal ▪ Annual renewal required ▪ Fee paid each year by all certificate holders, whether ASHA members or nonmembers

8  Issued by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)  Two types: Temporary and Regular  MUST HAVE to practice in Illinois  Licensed professionals from other states who hold the CCCs from ASHA may practice for 90 days while they are in the process of applying for a license

9 Requirements for License  Must be 21  Meet educational standards:  Master’s or doctoral degree from approved program  Pass NESPA  9 months of supervised clinical experience (CF) OR  ASHA CCC  Master’s degree

10  Requirements for Temporary License (Designed to allow CFs to work and bill Medicaid and other entities requiring a licensed professional to be administering treatment.)  Must meet all requirements for a license EXCEPT  Need not have completed Clinical Fellowship

11 Application – Regular/Full License: Have 3 years from date of application to complete the application process – Temporary License: May hold for up to two years Apply for as you graduate 120 grace period to work without transcript evidence Maintenance/renewal – Pay fee – Two-year licensing cycle; expires on 10/31 of each odd year – 20 clock hours of continuing education during the 2 ‑ year licensing cycle

12  REQUIRED for public school practice  Administered through your Regional Office of Education (ROE)  Most universities preparing students for Type 73 Type 03/09 (Elementary/Secondary) Age range: – 03 grades K-8 – 09 grades 9-12 Type 10 (Special/Special Education) Age range: 3-21 Type 73 (School Service Personnel) Age range: 3-21

13 Type 03/09 (Elementary/Secondary) or Type 10 (Special/Special Education) Teaching Certificates Can be the sole teacher of a classroom Educational Requirements: – IL prof teaching standards – Special ed common core standards – SLP standards Exams: – Pass IL Basic Skills – Pass IL Teaching Subject Area Test – Pass Assessment of Professional Teaching Fee

14 Type 73 School Service Personnel Nonteaching Certificate Cannot be the sole teacher of a classroom under this certificate alone Educational Requirements: – Master’s or Doctoral degree from ASHA- accredited institution IL license (regular or temporary) Exams: – Basic Skills – Non-Teaching Speech-Language Pathology Subject Area Test Fee

15 Type 79: Interim Certification of Speech-Language Pathologist Interns Intended for licensed individuals with no school practicum; allows route to Type 73 Requirements – License or CCC or temporary license – Master or doctoral degree from ASHA accredited institution Valid for 3 years, nonrenewable Fee

16 Type 74: Provisional Certificate Applicants from other states – hold comparable certificates Valid for two fiscal years, nonrenewable – time used to complete testing requirements or remove other deficiencies – must pass tests during the first nine months Fee

17 Application Procedures – Forms available online – Type 73 Take and pass test #154 Non-teaching Speech- Language Pathologist Take and pass basic skills test Apply for temporary license Then apply for Type 73 using electronic process (ECS) Entitlements processed through designated person at each university

18  Continuing Education  Type 03/09 and Type 10 ▪ 120 CPDUs within 5 years (10 years if you have CCC)  Type 73 School Service Personnel ▪ Adhere to licensure requirements

19 EI Specialist: Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist  Requirements for Temporary Credential  Illinois License  Background clearance  EI Systems Overview Training (online component + 3 day training)  Requirements for Full Credential Within 18 months of issuance of temporary credential, the following must be completed:  240 hours of consultation with SLP in EI  Fulfillment of four core area knowledge requirements

20 EI Specialist: Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist  Application  Complete EI Credential Application  Complete CBO (Central Billing Office) Enrollment Application  New applicants must also complete background checks ▪ CANTS (Child Abuse & Neglect Tracking System) clearance ▪ Criminal background fingerprint check ▪ Illinois Sex Offender Registry (SOR)  Provide Illinois License documentation  EI Systems Overview Training (online component minimum to be processed; + 3 day training to complete requirement)  Agreement to participate in Ongoing Professional Development Meetings  Submit Ongoing Professional Development Plan (OPDP)

21 EI Specialist: Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist  Renewal  Full credential renews every 3 years  Complete renewal application  OPDP monthly participation; must document 75% of meetings completed  30 contact hours of EI specific continuing professional education concentrating in at least 2 EI competency areas (must be approved by Illinois EI system)

22 EI Evaluator (Add-on intended for those who provide initial evaluations and determine eligibility; 6 month temporary credential issued )  Requirements  EI Specialist Credential  Illinois License  Evaluation/Assessment for Early Intervention Workshop  Six months of pediatric post degree supervision  3 years (FTE) pediatric experience ▪ at least 20% with birth-3, ▪ minimum of one year (FTE) pediatric experience at least 60% with birth-3 - OR - ▪ A letter of verification from a CFC manager  3 sample evaluation/assessment reports conducted within the last six months.  Within 4 months of temporary credential, must submit 3 initial evaluation reports for review

23 EI Evaluator  Application  Submit Portfolio Application  Submit initial evaluations 2 months before temporary evaluator credential expires  Renewal  Meet EI Specialist renewal requirements

24 What applies to you?

25  Non-school settings…..  You can work in a non-school setting for up to 120 days without a temporary license, as long as you are in the process of applying and have completed all requirements other than degree verification  You MUST apply to IDFPR BEFORE beginning to work  Employers may want a letter from the Department verifying receipt of your paperwork

26  School settings…..  You need a certificate to work in the schools  Obtain a Type 39 (Substitute) certificate if you will begin work before your Type 73 and licensure paperwork is processed

27  Finish requirements for academic and clinical experiences in CAA accredited program  If you intend to work immediately after graduation, take Praxis midway through your last semester  Approximately 3 weeks before graduation, apply for Temporary and Regular License, minus the “ED” form (you must do both at the same time)

28  Upon graduation, have Registrar of your university complete the “ED” form certifying your degree and send to IDFPR  You have 120 days from the time IDFPR received your original paperwork to complete your file with the “ED” form  You may legally practice during this time (Public Act )

29  Complete and send Application for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech- Language Pathology 2005 Standards (ASHA CCC)  Must have original signatures from applicant and Program Director of your graduate program  Allow 4 – 6 weeks for processing

30  Designated person at your university certifies your Type 73 packet is in order (must have passed Illinois Test of Basic Skills and #154 Non-Teaching SLP Test, completed a school practicum, and have taken an Educational Psychology and a Survey of the Exceptional Child class)  Apply for Type 73 via Illinois State Board of Education website  If completing program and an approved Illinois program, choose “entitlement” option.  If not, choose “transcript evaluation”  Do this immediately after graduation

31  If you are working in the schools without a license, you must obtain an IL License in speech-language pathology before you can practice in another setting  If never previously licensed, apply through “Acceptance of Examination”  If previously licensed in another state, apply through “Endorsement”  If licensed has lapsed, apply through “Restoration”

32  Must obtain a school credential (Type 73 School Service Personnel Certificate) through ISBE  If completed an IL program, follow “Entitlement” procedures  If completed program in another state, follow “Transcript Evaluation” procedures

33  Without completion of school-based practicum, you must apply for an Interim Certificate (Type 79)  You must have a masters degree and either (1) an IL license, (2) an ASHA CCC plus a license from another state and a application for IL licensure, or (3) a temporary IL license

34  An Interim certificate is valid for 3 years and is not renewable  SLP can be paid while completing 150 clock-hour supervised internship  Completion of 150 hours of supervised experience and passage of certification tests (Basic Skills and Speech-Language Pathologist Non-teaching #154) will fulfill requirements for Type 73 certificate.

35  Licensure……  If licensed in another state, apply for IL license under “Endorsement” procedures  If not licensed in another state, must apply under “Acceptance of Examination” procedures

36  School Certificate…..  If you hold a certificate with comparable endorsement in another state, you may apply for a Provisional School Service Personnel Certificate (Type 74)  Must pass the tests required for Type 73 no later than 9 months from the issue date of the certificate  Valid for 2 years

37  ISBE does not have a requirement for ASHA CCC  For IL licensure, you must either have an ASHA CCC or be currently working toward it and completing a CF experience

38  Must complete an Application for Reinstatement and meet the Certification Standards currently in effect (2005 standards)  If lapsed 5 years or less: submit reinstatement application, reinstatement fee, and evidence of professional development hours based on the number of years lapsed

39  If lapsed more than 5 years, submit:  Reinstatement form, appropriate fees, confirmation of completion of a modified Clinical Fellowship experience, confirmation of completion of 30 hours of professional development, and confirmation of successful completion of the Praxis Examination within past 5 years

40  Must follow Restoration procedures:  If your license has been inactive, or in non- renewed status, for less than 5 years, you must call IDFPR ( ) for detailed instructions

41  If it has been expired or inactive for more than 5 years:  You must submit a completed “CT” form (proving you had a prior license), completed Restoration form, and one of the following: completed “VE” form (verifying employment), form for restoring after active military service, or passing Praxis score  In addition, you must submit proof of 20 hours of continuing education during the 2 years prior to Restoration  You also may be required to appear before the Board of Speech-Language Pathology for an interview

42  Certificates that are not registered for more than five consecutive years are considered to have lapsed  State law specifies that lapsed certificates may be reinstated for one fiscal year by paying the fees owed for each year of non- registration

43  A reinstated certificate may only be renewed by…..  Earning 5 semester hours of credit in the field of professional education  Coursework must be completed during the year of reinstatement or the previous 5 years  Or by presenting evidence of holding a valid regular certificate of some other type  You can then apply for renewal as usual

44 Lapsed for one year or less…  EI Credential Reinstatement Application  CBO Enrollment Application  The original continuing professional development requirements (30 EI approved hours) AND  documentation of ongoing professional development meetings OR a plan to participate in ongoing professional development

45 Lapsed for more than one year…  Must re-apply  credential and CBO enrollment applications  Meet any new educational, experiential, and/or training requirements for the credential that they are applying  Attend any required systems-based trainings

46  Reinstatement of, or reapplication for, lapsed credentials can be difficult and time-consuming, and may involve duplication of previously met requirements.  Apply for all of the credentials for which you are eligible as a new professional.  Maintain all professional credentials for life!  It will never be as easy to obtain credentials as it is when you begin practice – make the most of your work and give yourself the flexibility to change practice settings in the future.

47  SLPA Associate’s degreed – IDFPR  SLPP Bachelor’s degreed - ISBE  Early Intervention SLP Associate credential

48  Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs)  Must be licensed by Illinois  Must have AA in SLPA (not BA/BS)from ASHA approved program  Can work anywhere but home health  Must be supervised by licensed SLP with 2 years experience and 10 clock hours of training  Do not have own caseloads

49  Speech-Language Pathology Paraprofessionals (SLPPs)  Only allowed through special provisions in Illinois public schools  Have BA/BS in field  Have ISBE-defined supervision and caseload requirements

50  Early Intervention SLP Associate credential – DHS  Issued to licensed SLPAs and to CFs with a temporary license  Services billed through supervisor  Supervision consistent with licensure requirements and with supervision during client services at a minimum of once each month

51  ASHA  Certification/certification/  ISBE  nts/service_personnel.htm

52  IDFPR   DHS   undCheckRenew.html

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