(a) To be eligible for licensure by the board as a speech-language pathologist, the applicant shall:
(1) Make application to the board, upon a form prescribed by the board;
(2) Pay to the board an application fee as established by the board;
(3) Possess at least a master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology from an educational institution approved by the board which consists of coursework approved by the board and delineated in legislative rule;
(4) Complete supervised clinical practicum experiences from an educational institution or its cooperating programs, the content of which shall be approved by the board and delineated in the rules;
(5) Complete a postgraduate professional experience as approved by the board and described in legislative rule;
(6) Pass the national examination in speech-language pathology; and
(7) Pass a jurisprudence examination developed by the board.
(b) Subject to the renewal requirements set forth in section seventeen of this article, a license issued by the board under prior enactments of this article shall for all purposes be considered a license issued under this article.
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