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

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

3 Credentials Available
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 Common Requirements 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 ASHA CCC-SLP 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 ASHA CCC-SLP 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 ASHA CCC-SLP Continuing Education Renewal
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 Illinois License 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 Illinois Licenses 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 Illinois Licenses 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 Illinois Licenses Application Maintenance/renewal
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 ISBE Certificates 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)

13 ISBE Certificates 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 ISBE Certificates 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 ISBE Certificates 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 ISBE Certificates 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 ISBE Certificates 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 ISBE Certificates 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 Early Intervention 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 Early Intervention Application
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 Early Intervention Renewal
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 Early Intervention EI Evaluator Requirements
(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 Early Intervention EI Evaluator Application Renewal
Submit Portfolio Application Submit initial evaluations 2 months before temporary evaluator credential expires Renewal Meet EI Specialist renewal requirements

24 Credentialing Scenarios
What applies to you? Credentialing Scenarios

25 New Graduates When Can I work?
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 New Graduates When Can I work?
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 New Graduates from Illinois Programs
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 New Graduates…… 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 New Graduates …… 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 New Graduates …… 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 Professionals Switching Settings School to Non-School
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 Professionals Switching Settings Non-school to School
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 Professionals Switching Settings Non-school to school
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 Professionals Switching Settings Non-school to school ……
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 Professionals From Out of State With ASHA CCC
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 Professionals From Out of State With ASHA CCC
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 Professionals From Out of State Without ASHA CCC
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 Lapsed Credentials ASHA CCC
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 Lapsed Credentials ASHA CCC
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 Lapsed Credentials Illinois License
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 Lapsed Credentials Illinois License
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 Lapsed Credentials ISBE School Credential
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 Lapsed Credentials ISBE School Credential
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 Credentials Early Intervention
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 Credentials Early Intervention
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 Don’t Let Your Credentials Lapse!
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 Non-Master’s Degreed Support Personnel
SLPA Associate’s degreed – IDFPR SLPP Bachelor’s degreed - ISBE Early Intervention SLP Associate credential

48 Non-master’s Degreed Support Personnel
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 Non-master’s Degreed Support Personnel
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 Non-master’s Degreed Support Personnel
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 Useful Websites for Credentials

52 Useful Websites for Credentials

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