Arkansas State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

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Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology License
State Department Arkansas Board of Examiners, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink https://www.abespa.com/applicants/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master’s or doctoral degree in communicative disorders
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? If the applicant holds only a master’s degree, the applicant shall submit evidence of no less than 36 weeks of full-time professional experience or its part-time equivalent
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passing score on the PRAXIS, ASHA certification, or ABA certification

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

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Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Special Education Hearing Specialist (K-12)
State Department Arkansas Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Offices - Educator Effectiveness and Licensure - Educator Licensure - Licensure Assessments (arkansas.gov)
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's in Hearing Specialist special education program of study
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, 160 2. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications, 151
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Office of Educator Licensure shall issue an Additional Licensure Plan (ALP) to an individual holding a Standard License and employed in an out-of-area position. Successfully completes a minimum of three (3) hours of program-of-study coursework in the first year of the ALP and a minimum of six (6) hours of Department-approved program-of-study coursework in both the second and third years.

Early Childhood Educator

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Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Endorsement (Ages 3-4)
State Department Arkansas Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Offices - Educator Effectiveness and Licensure - Become an Arkansas Teacher
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 4 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Approved performance-based program of study
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II: # 5024 Education of Young Children, a minimum score of 160
Additional requirements specific to Part C? First Connections Early Intervention Certification
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must possess a standard Arkansas educator license in Elementary Education K-6

Early Childhood Special Educator

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Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Age 3-4 Special Ed. Endorsement
State Department Arkansas Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Offices - Educator Effectiveness and Licensure - Become an Arkansas Teacher
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Age 3-4
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II: # 5024 Education of Young Children, a minimum score of 160
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must possess a standard Arkansas educator license in Special Education

Early Childhood/Special Education Integrated Educator

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Discipline Early Childhood Special Ed. Integrated
License/Certificate Early Childhood/Special Ed. Integrated B-K
State Department Arkansas Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Offices - Educator Effectiveness and Licensure - Become an Arkansas Teacher
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth-Kindergarten
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's degree in early childhood/special education integrated B-K program of study
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II: #5023 Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Ed, cut score 160
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must possess a standard Arkansas educator license

Family Therapist

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Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
State Department Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling
State Department Hyperlink https://abec.statesolutions.us/applicants/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? The Core Curriculum Summary is required as part of licensure application and refers to graduate course content area requirements every applicant for licensure must satisfy. Before filling out the Summary, please refer to the relevant descriptions of the core content areas. (abstracted pages 17-18 of The American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy [AAMFT].
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Counseling Examination and Oral Exam pass/fail; or The Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board's (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy

Nurse

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Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse License
State Department Arkansas Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.arsbn.org/licensing
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's degree in nursing education
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX)
Additional requirements specific for schools? School Nurse: Registered Nurse/Registered Nurse Practitioner 1. Hold an active Professional Nursing License (RN) 2. 2 years licensed nursing experience (3 years preferred) 3. Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for healthcare providers with AED and First Aid 4. Current certification in Scoliosis, Hearing, Vision, and Growth (height and weight) screening

Occupational Therapist

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Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy License
State Department Arkansas Medical Board
State Department Hyperlink https://www.armedicalboard.org/Professionals/OccupationalTherapistandAssistant.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 6 months of supervised fieldwork is required
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy Exam
Additional requirements specific to Part C? First Connections Early Intervention Certification

Physical Therapist

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Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy Licensure
State Department Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy
State Department Hyperlink http://www.arptb.org/licensure/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Degree in physical therapy
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Jurisprudence exam: 70% and National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE): pass 600
Additional requirements specific to Part C? First Connections Early Intervention Certification

Psychologist

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Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Clinical Psychologist
State Department Arkansas Psychology Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.psychologyboard.arkansas.gov
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement  Doctorate in psychology
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 2 years
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), 500

School Psychologist

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Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychology Specialist (SPS) certification
State Department Arkansas Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Offices - Educator Effectiveness and Licensure - Become an Arkansas Teacher
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? School Psychologist: 159; For National Certification: Applicants must achieve a passing score (165) on the National School Psychology Examination administered by the Educational Testing Service.

Social Worker

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Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
State Department Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.arkansas.gov/swlb/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Masters degree from an accredited social work program in an accredited institution approved by the Council on Social Work Education
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's Examination

Speech Language Pathologist

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Discipline Speech-Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP-CCC)
State Department Arkansas Board of Examiners, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink https://www.abespa.com/applicants/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's degree or doctoral degree in communicative disorders
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 36 weeks
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passage of a national exam (Praxis) NTE score report sent directly to our office from Educational Testing Services; Praxis II Speech-Language Pathologist pass: 600
Additional requirements specific to Part C? First Connections Early Intervention Certification
Additional requirements specific for schools? Ancillary License Requirements 4.01 The Office of Educator Licensure shall issue an Ancillary License in Speech-Language Pathology or School Psychology upon receipt of the following from an applicant, whether or not the applicant is licensed in another state: 4.01.3 An official score report reflecting passing scores, as approved by the State Board, on the specialty area assessment for Speech Pathology or School Psychology as mandated by the State Board; 4.01.4.1 An official transcript documenting an awarded master's or higher degree, from an accredited college or university, in Speech-Language Pathology, and either: 4.01.4.1.1 Successful completion of a graduate-level, accredited Speech-Language Pathology program; or 4.01.4.1.2 Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Praxis Prin. of Learning & Teaching, test # 0621 pass: 157; SLP #0330 pass: 600

Vision Specialist

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Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Special Education Visual Specialist (K-12)
State Department Arkansas Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Offices - Educator Effectiveness and Licensure - Become an Arkansas Teacher
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications, pass 151

2) Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, pass 163

Additional requirements specific for schools? Must possess a standard Arkansas educator license