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Speech-Language Pathologist - License Information 

1) Complete required education.

Complete a supervised clinical practicum and receive a master's degree in speech-language pathology from a college or university approved by the examining board or complete education or training that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the completion of those requirements.

2) Complete appropriate Application for Speech-Language Pathologist including all required documentation and fee.

3) Complete the postgraduate clinical fellowship in speech-language pathology. Note that a temporary license is required before starting a clinical fellowship.

Before commencing a postgraduate clinical fellowship, an applicant must obtain a temporary license under s. 459.24 (6), Stats. The applicant shall submit all of the following:

(a) An application form provided by the board.

(b) The fee specified in s. 440.05 (6), Stats.

(c) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, Stats., evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant does not have a conviction record.

(d) Evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has completed one of the following:

1. A supervised clinical practicum and received a master's degree in speech-language pathology from a college or university approved by the board.

2. Education or training that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the completion of the requirements under subd. 1.

(e) If applying for a temporary license to practice speech-language pathology, an application to take the next available examination for licensure as a speech-language pathologist required under s. 459.26 (2) (a), Stats.

A temporary license is valid for a period designated by the board, not to exceed 18 months and may be renewed once for 18 months or longer, at the discretion of the board.

4) Pass the required examination.

5) Board review of application to grant or deny credential.

Application Process