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WVC 30 - 32 - 9 §30-32-9. Qualifications for licensure as a speech-language pathologist.

     (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.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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