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Oregon Bulletin

April 1, 2012

Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Chapter 335

Rule Caption: Reverts speech-language pathology and audiology fees to Legislatively-approved levels; updates required test scores for literature.

Adm. Order No.: SPA 1-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 2-23-2012

Certified to be Effective: 2-23-12

Notice Publication Date: 1-1-2012

Rules Amended: 335-060-0006, 335-060-0007, 335-060-0010

Subject: Lowers application fee to $40.

 Lowers delinquent fee to $50.

 Lowers active SLP and Audiologist license fee to $160.

 Lowers conditional SLP and Audiologist Assistant license fee to $160.

 Lowers active Speech-language Pathology Assistant license fee to $50.

 Removes specific test scores required for licensure in favor of stating that a passing score is required.

Rules Coordinator: Sandy Leybold—(971) 673-0220

335-060-0006

Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists

(1) “Degree requirements” under ORS 681.260(2) for those speech-language pathologists completing their professional training after January 1, 2006 are those outlined in the 2005 Certification Standards for Speech-Language Pathologists as promulgated by the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association:

(a) A minimum of 75 semester hours pertinent to speech-language pathology, which include:

(b) At least 36 graduate credits in speech-language pathology;

(c) A clinical practicum of 400 clock hours, of which 25 must be observational hours and 375 must be direct clinical interaction. Supervision must be provided by a speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. At least 325 of these clock hours must be completed while in an accredited graduate program.

(d) Credit earned for a thesis or capstone project, if part of the accredited graduate program.

(2) For those speech-language pathologists completing their professional training after January 1, 2006 “supervised clinical experience” under ORS 681.260(3) means a program of clinical work that is:

(a) Begun after completing all graduate degree requirements;

(b) Supervised by a speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association;

(c) A minimum of 35 hours per week for 36 weeks of practice, or its equivalent, for a total of not less than 1,260 hours;

(d) A minimum of 80% of the hours spent in direct client/patient contact (assessment/diagnosis/evaluation, screening, treatment, report writing, family/client consultation, and/or counseling), with the remainder in related record keeping and administrative duties.

(3) For those speech-language pathologists completing their professional training after January 1, 2006, “examinations” under ORS 681.260(4) means the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology as administered by the Educational Testing Service. Applicants must attain a passing score to qualify for licensure.

(4) Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to submit scores from the following standardized tests to demonstrate English language fluency:

(a) The internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum scores of 100 overall, 26 in writing, and 26 in speaking; or

(b) The paper-based TOEFL and Test of Spoken English (TSE) with minimum scores of 600 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE; or

(c) The computer-based TOEFL and TSE with minimum scores of 250 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE.

(5) For those speech-language pathologists completing their training before January 1, 2006, “degree requirements”, “supervised clinical experience” and “examinations” mean those in effect for ASHA certification at the time training was completed.

Stat. Authority: ORS 681
Stats. Implemented: ORS 681.250 & 681.260
Hist.: SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11; SPA 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-12

335-060-0007

Licensure of Audiologists

(1) “Degree requirements” under ORS 681.264(2):

(a) For those applicants completing their graduate program after 1993 but prior to August 1, 2007 are those outlined in the 1993 Certification Standards for Audiologists as promulgated by the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

(A) Completion of at least 75 graduate credits in audiology;

(B) A clinical practicum of 350 clock hours of direct patient care, of which 250 must be at the graduate level. Supervision must be provided by an audiologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or certification from the American Board of Audiology.

(C) Credit earned for a thesis or capstone project, if part of the accredited graduate program.

(b) For those applicants completing their graduate program after August 1, 2007 are those outlined in the 2007 Certification Standards for Audiologists as promulgated by the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

(A) Completion of a coursework required by an accredited program granting the clinical doctorate degree in audiology;

(B) Includes supervised clinical experience of not less than 1,820 hours (52 weeks at 35 hours per week).

(2) “Supervised clinical experience” under ORS 681.264(3) means:

(a) For those applicants completing their graduate program after 1993 but prior to August 1, 2007 a program of clinical work that is:

(A) Begun after completing all graduate degree requirements;

(B) Supervised by an audiologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or certification from the American Board of Audiology;

(C) A minimum of 35 hours per week for 52 weeks of practice, or its equivalent, for a total of not less than 1,820 hours;

(D) A minimum of 50% of the hours spent in direct client/patient contact (assessment/diagnosis/evaluation, screening, treatment, report writing, family/client consultation, and/or counseling), with the remainder in related record keeping and administrative duties.

(b) For those applicants completing their graduate program after August 1, 2007 a program of clinical work that is:

(A) Incorporated into an accredited graduate program awarding a clinical doctorate (Au.D.) degree in audiology;

(B) Supervised by an audiologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or certification from the American Board of Audiology;

(C) A minimum of 1,820 hours.

(3) “Examinations” under ORS 681.264(4) means the Praxis Examination in Audiology as administered by the Educational Testing Service. Applicants must attain a passing score to qualify for licensure.

(4) Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to submit scores from the following standardized tests to demonstrate English language fluency:

(a) The internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum scores of 100 overall, 26 in writing, and 26 in speaking; or

(b) The paper-based TOEFL and Test of Spoken English (TSE) with minimum scores of 600 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE; or

(c) The computer-based TOEFL and TSE with minimum scores of 250 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE.

(5) For those audiologists completing their graduate program before 1993, “degree requirements”, “supervised clinical experience” and “examinations” mean those in effect for ASHA certification at the time training was completed.

Stat. Authority: ORS 681
Stats. Implemented: ORS 681.250 & 681.264
Hist.: SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11; SPA 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-12

335-060-0010

Fees

In accordance with the provisions of ORS 681.340 and 681.360, the following fees, where applicable, are payable to the Board by check, money order, or electronic payment if available:

(1) All Applicants:

(a) Application fee shall be $40, non-refundable.

(b) Delinquent fee shall be $50.

(c) A delinquent fee will be charged for each or all of the following, as applicable:

(A) Renewal applications postmarked or submitted electronically after December 31st of odd-numbered years;

(B) Renewal applications postmarked by December 31st of odd numbered years which are incomplete or otherwise unable to be processed;

(C) Conditional license renewals or conditional license upgrade applications postmarked less than 30 days prior to the expiration date of the conditional license;

(D) Requests for special approval of professional development received 30 days or more after the activity is completed;

(d) A delinquent fee may be charged for each or all of the following, as applicable:

(A) Failure to respond to audit by the prescribed deadline;

(B) Audit responses postmarked by the deadline which are incomplete or otherwise unable to be processed;

(C) Failure to complete all required hours of professional development prior to January 1st of even-numbered years;

(e) The Board may provide for waiver of the license or certificate fee where the license or certificate is issued less than 45 days before the date on which it will expire.

(2) Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists:

(a) Biennial license fee and renewal thereof shall be $160.

(b) Biennial inactive license fee and renewal thereof shall be $50.

(c) Conditional license fee and renewal thereof shall be $50.

(3) Speech-Language Pathology Assistants:

(a) Biennial certificate fee and renewal thereof shall be $50.

(b) Biennial inactive certificate fee and renewal thereof shall be $20.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681.340, 681.360, 681.420 & 681.460
Stats. Implemented: ORS 681.340(1), 681.360(2)(b) & 681.360(3)(b)
Hist.: SPA 2-1993(Temp), f. 12-8-93, cert. ef. 12-10-93; SPA 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-94; SPA 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-01; SPA 1-2002(Temp), f. 11-8-02, cert. ef. 12-1-02 thru 5-1-03; SPA 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-03; SPA 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-13-05; SPA 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-10-08; SPA 1-2009, f. 6-9-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; SPA 1-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-11-10 thru 2-4-11; SPA 1-2011, f. 1-28-11, cert. ef. 2-1-11; SPA 3-2011(Temp), f. 10-10-11, cert. ef. 10-11-11 thru 4-4-12; SPA 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-12

Notes
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