Alaska State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist License
State Department Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
State Department Hyperlink https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/AudiologistsandSpeech-LanguagePathologists.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete requirements for Certificate of Clinical Competence (1,820 hours of supervised clinical practicum).
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II: Audiology (Score 170)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance
Additional requirements specific for schools? Initial Type C Special Services Certificate with an Audiology Endorsement. To qualify for a regular Type C Special Services certificate, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 1. Completion of a program in a special service area 2. Bachelor�s or higher degree 3. Recommendation of the preparing institution 4. Six semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of credit taken within the past five years 5. Three (3) semester hours of approved Alaska studies and three (3) semester hours of multicultural education/cross-cultural communications. Additional requirements for an Audiology endorsement: applicant must hold either a master�s or higher degree with a major emphasis in audiology, or possess certification of clinical competence from the American Speech Language-Hearing Association. In addition, applicant must be recommended for endorsement by an institution with a program approved by NCATE or the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Initial Teacher Certificate with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement
State Department Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
State Department Hyperlink http://education.alaska.gov/TeacherCertification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) Birth - PreK; or 2) PreK - 3rd grade 3; or 3) PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Alaska studies course 2) Multicultural course If not met upon initial licensure, these requirements must be met at an Alaska institution within the first two years of initial certification in order to be eligible for standard certification. 3) There are also requirements for the ENDORSEMENT area: At least 18 semester hours in the content area.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis I: (1) Reading (175 on PreProfessional Skills Test [PPST], or 322 on computer-based test [CBT]) (2) Writing (174 on PPST or 321 on CBT) (3) Math (173 on PPST, or 318 on CBT) Applicant must also pass a a content area exam.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Initial Teacher Certificate with an Endorsement in Early Childhood Education
State Department Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
State Department Hyperlink http://education.alaska.gov/TeacherCertification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) Birth - 3rd grade; or2) PreK - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Alaska studies course 2) Multicultural course If not met upon initial licensure, these requirements must be met at an Alaska institution within the first two years of initial certification in order to be eligible for standard certification. 3) There are also requirements for the ENDORSEMENT area: At least 18 semester hours in the content area.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis I: (1) Reading (175 on PreProfessional Skills Test [PPST], or 322 on computer-based test [CBT]) (2) Writing (174 on PPST or 321 on CBT) (3) Math (173 on PPST, or 318 on CBT) http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/praxis.html Applicant must also pass a a content area exam.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Initial Teacher Certificate with a Special Education Early Childhood Endorsement
State Department Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
State Department Hyperlink http://education.alaska.gov/TeacherCertification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) Birth - 3rd grade; or2) PreK - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Alaska studies course 2) Multicultural course If not met upon initial licensure, these requirements must be met at an Alaska institution within the first two years of initial certification in order to be eligible for standard certification. 3) There are also requirements for the ENDORSEMENT area: At least 18 semester hours in the content area.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis I: (1) Reading (175 on PreProfessional Skills Test [PPST], or 322 on computer-based test [CBT]) (2) Writing (174 on PPST or 321 on CBT) (3) Math (173 on PPST, or 318 on CBT) Applicant must also pass a a content area exam.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapist License
State Department Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Board of Marital and Family Therapy
State Department Hyperlink https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofMaritalFamilyTherapy.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework A course of study that includes instruction substantially equivalent to the following: (i) three courses or nine semester or 12 quarter hours of course work in marital and family therapy; (ii) three courses or nine semester or 12 quarter hours of course work in marital and family studies; (iii) three courses or nine semester or 12 quarter hours of course work in human development; (iv) one course or three semester or four quarter hours of course work in professional studies or professional ethics and law; (v) one course or three semester or four quarter hours of course work in research. Additional Requirement: at least six contact hours of training related to domestic violence in courses approved by the board.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? One year of supervised clinical practice in marital and family therapy.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The examinations required for a license to practice marital and family therapy are the Examination in Marital and Family Therapy administered by the Professional Examination Service and the state written examination prepared and administered by the board. To pass the examinations the applicant must achieve at least the minimum passing score recommended by the Professional Examination Service on the Examination in Marital and Family Therapy and 90 percent or higher on the state written examination.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse License
State Department Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance
Additional requirements specific for schools? Initial Type C Special Services Certificate with a School Nursing Endorsement. To qualify for a regular Type C Special Services certificate, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 1. Completion of a program in a special service area 2. Bachelor�s or higher degree 3. Recommendation of the preparing institution 4. Six semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of credit taken within the past five years 5. Three (3) semester hours of approved Alaska studies and three (3) semester hours of multicultural education/cross-cultural communications

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist License
State Department Alaska Board of Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
State Department Hyperlink https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/PhysicalTherapyOccupationalTherapy.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of six months of supervised field work. Within the 24 months immediately before the date the application is received by the department, the applicant must have performed at least 60 hours of occupational therapy service and satisfactorily completed an internship of 150 hours approved by the board.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450) 2) State jurisprudence questionnaire
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance
Additional requirements specific for schools? Initial Type C Special Services Certificate with an Occupational Therapy Endorsement. To qualify for a regular Type C Special Services certificate, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 1. Completion of a program in a special service area 2. Bachelor�s or higher degree 3. Recommendation of the preparing institution 4. Six semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of credit taken within the past five years 5. Three (3) semester hours of approved Alaska studies and three (3) semester hours of multicultural education/cross-cultural communications

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist License
State Department Alaska Board of Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
State Department Hyperlink https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/PhysicalTherapyOccupationalTherapy.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Applicants must have been employed in physical therapy at least 60 hours within the 24 months immediately preceding the date the application is received; and satisfactorily completed an internship of 150 hours approved by the board.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) passing score of 600; 2) Jurisprudence exam
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance
Additional requirements specific for schools? Initial Type C Special Services Certificate with a Physical Therapy Endorsement. To qualify for a regular Type C Special Services certificate, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 1. Completion of a program in a special service area 2. Bachelor�s or higher degree 3. Recommendation of the preparing institution 4. Six semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of credit taken within the past five years 5. Three (3) semester hours of approved Alaska studies and three (3) semester hours of multicultural education/cross-cultural communications

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist License
State Department Alaska Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners, Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
State Department Hyperlink https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofPsychologists.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Courses covering the following program components: (A) methodology and history, including course work in each of the following four areas of study: (i) history and systems; (ii) psychology measurement; (iii) research methodology; (iv) techniques of data analysis (statistics); (B) foundation in psychology, including course work in each of the following five areas of study: (i) biological bases of behavior, including physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, and psychopharmacology; (ii) cognitive-affective bases of behavior, including learning, memory, perception, cognition, thinking, motivation, and emotion; (iii) social bases of behavior, including social psychology, cultural, ethnic, sex roles, and organizational behavior; (iv) individual differences, including personality theory, human development, individual differences, abnormal psychology, psychology of women, psychology of persons with disabilities, and psychology of the minority experience; and (v) knowledge and use of ethics;
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A year of experience that consists of not less than 1,500 clock hours completed in not less than 10 months and not more than 24 consecutive calendar months; during weeks the applicant works, the applicant must obtain at least 20 hours, but not more than 40 hours, of supervised experience per week.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Takes and passes the objective examination developed or approved by the board. http://commerce.alaska.gov/dnn/Portals/5/pub/PsychologistStatutes.pdf This appears to be the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) (500 or higher on the computerized version or 70% or higher on non-computerized version),
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate Initial Type C Special Services Certificate with a School Psychology Endorsement
State Department Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
State Department Hyperlink http://education.alaska.gov/TeacherCertification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 3 semester hours of Alaska studies and 3 semester hours in multicultural education or cross-cultural communications
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1200 hour internship (with 600 of the hours in a school setting) http://education.alaska.gov/TeacherCertification/typeC.html

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Baccalaureate Social Worker License
State Department Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, Board of Social Work Examiners
State Department Hyperlink https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/SocialWorkExaminers.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Examination (Bachelor's level). According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance
Additional requirements specific for schools? Initial Type C Special Services Certificate with a School Social Work Endorsement. To qualify for a regular Type C Special Services certificate, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 1. Completion of a program in a special service area 2. Bachelor's or higher degree 3. Recommendation of the preparing institution 4. Six semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of credit taken within the past five years 5. Three (3) semester hours of approved Alaska studies and three (3) semester hours of multicultural education/cross-cultural communications

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathologist License
State Department Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
State Department Hyperlink https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/AudiologistsandSpeech-LanguagePathologists.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Applicant must hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the equivalent of the certificate. Education requirements for the CCC are: The applicant for certification must have completed a program of study (a minimum of 36 semester credit hours at the graduate level) that includes academic course work and supervised clinical experience sufficient in depth and breadth to achieve the specified knowledge and skills outcomes stipulated in Standard IV-A through IV-G and Standard V-A through V-C The applicant must have demonstrated knowledge of communication and swallowing disorders and differences, including the appropriate etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates in the following areas: *articulation *fluency *voice and resonance, including respiration and phonation *receptive and expressive language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, prelinguistic communication and paralinguistic communication) in speaking, listening, reading, writing *hearing, including the impact on speech and language * swallowing (oral, pharyngeal, esophageal, and related functions, including oral function for feeding, orofacial myology) *cognitive aspects of communication (attention, memory, sequencing, problem-solving, executive functioning) *social aspects of communication (including challenging behavior, ineffective social skills, and lack of communication opportunities) *augmentative and alternative communication modalities Implementation: It is expected that course work addressing the professional knowledge specified will occur primarily at the graduate level.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience in the practice of speech-language pathology. Twenty-five hours must be spent in clinical observation, and 375 hours must be spent in direct client/patient contact. At least 325 of the 400 clock hours must be completed while the applicant is engaged in graduate study in a program accredited in speech-language pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Implementation: A minimum of 325 clock hours of clinical practicum must be completed at the graduate level. At the discretion of the graduate program, hours obtained at the undergraduate level may be used to satisfy the remainder of the requirement.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Series examination in speech-language pathology (Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology exam, score of 600)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must obtain a Type C Special Services Certificate with an endorsement in Speech, Language, or Hearing through the Department of Education and Early Development, Division of Teaching and Learning Support.. For endorsement in speech, language, or hearing, you must hold either a master�s or higher degree with a major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech-language and hearing science; or possess certification of clinical competence from the American Speech Language-Hearing Association. In addition, you must be recommended for endorsement by an institution with a program approved by NCATE or the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Initial Teacher Certificate with a Visually Handicapped Endorsement
State Department Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
State Department Hyperlink http://education.alaska.gov/TeacherCertification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) Birth - PreK; or 2) PreK - 3rd grade 3; or 3) PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Alaska studies course 2) Multicultural course If not met upon initial licensure, these requirements must be met at an Alaska institution within the first two years of initial certification in order to be eligible for standard certification. 3) There are also requirements for the ENDORSEMENT area: At least 18 semester hours in the content area.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis I: (1) Reading (175 on PreProfessional Skills Test [PPST], or 322 on computer-based test [CBT]) (2) Writing (174 on PPST or 321 on CBT) (3) Math (173 on PPST, or 318 on CBT) Applicant must also pass a a content area exam.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Alaska Part C Credential: a. All staff working in an EIS Program in Alaska, who work 20 hours or more per week, are required to complete the Alaska Part C Credential modules that apply to their specific job responsibilities within 6 months of hire. b. Employees are required to demonstrate evidence of competency in the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practice areas of: i. Multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment ii. IFSP development iii. Family service coordination iv. Strategies for working with children with disabilities v. Foundations of Part C ; and vi. Database compliance