Arizona State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist License
State Department Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Special Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.azdhs.gov/als/special-licensing/speech-and-hearing/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 300 clock hours in a clinical practicum at an accredited college or university. The 300 clock hours shall include at least 20 clock hours in speech-language pathology and 250 clock hours or more in audiology including at least: i. 40 clock hours in the evaluation of hearing in children; ii. 40 clock hours in the evaluation of hearing in adults; iii. 80 clock hours in the selection and use of amplification and assistive devices with a minimum of 10 clock hours with adults and a minimum of 10 clock hours with children; and iv. 20 clock hours in the treatment of hearing disorders in children and adults.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? E.T.S. Praxis Exam in Audiology (Score 170)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Pediatric Audiology training or experience as measure by one of the following: 1) a certificate of completion of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) Newborn Hearing Screening Curriculum, or 2) registration with the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention-Pediatric Audiology Linkes to Services (EHDI-PALS) national web-based directory, displayed as meeting compatibility criteria for services (evaluation, aid dispensing and ear mold impressions) to children from birth to three years of age.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Provisional Hearing Impaired Special Education, Birth -Grade 12 Certificate
State Department Arizona Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/downloadable-certification-forms/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Verification of state approved Structured English Immersion (SEI) training or comparable state approved SEI training from another state. This amounts to three (3) semester hours or forty-five (45) clock hours of state approved SEI training. 2) Arizona Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination).Special Education courses shall include: 1. Survey of exceptional students; 2. Teaching methodologies for students with hearing impairment; 3. Foundations of instruction of students with hearing impairment; 4. Diagnostic and assessment procedures for the hearing impaired; and 5. Electives in hearing impaired (if needed). If applicant has not complete a teacher preparation program in hearing impaired education from an accredited institution they must complete the following course requirements:Forty-five semester hours of education courses from an accredited institution including 21 semester hours of special education courses for the hearing impaired. *Special Education courses shall include: 1. Survey of exceptional students; 2. Teaching methodologies for students with hearing impairment; 3. Foundations of instruction of students with hearing impairment; 4. Diagnostic and assessment procedures for the hearing impaired; and 5. Electives in hearing impaired (if needed).
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 8 semester hours of practicum.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary (Score of 220) or AEPA Professional Knowledge Elementary (replaced by the NES Assessment) (score of 240) 2) Subject Knowledge Hearing Impaired Special Education portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) (Score of 240).
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Auditory/oral language training as measured by one of the following: 1) completion of 4 semesters of audiology/speech language pathology coursework and 100 hours of documented listening and spoken language teaching or tutoring experience, 2) equivalent hours of related professional development training, 3) completion of certification program in auditory/oral language therapy.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Provisional Early Childhood Certificate
State Department Arizona Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/downloadable-certification-forms/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 8 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Verification of state approved Structured English Immersion (SEI) training or comparable state approved SEI training from another state. This amounts to three (3) semester hours or forty-five (45) clock hours of state approved SEI training. 2) Arizona Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination). 3) U.S. Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination).
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 8 semester hours of practicum. Practicum must include a minimum of 4 semester hours in supervised field experience, practicum, internship or student teaching setting serving children birth through preschool or one year of full-time verified teaching experience birth through preschool and a minimum of 4 semester hours in a supervised student teaching setting serving children in kindergarten through grade 3 or one year of full-time verified teaching experience kindergarten through grade 3.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Professional Knowledge Early Childhood Exam: One of the following: A. A passing score on the Professional Knowledge Early Childhood (#93) portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA). B. A passing score on a comparable Professional Knowledge Early Childhood examination from another state or agency. 2) Subject Knowledge Early Childhood Education Exam. One of the following: A. A passing score on the Subject Knowledge Early Childhood Education (#36) portion of the AEPA. B. A passing score on a comparable Subject Knowledge Early Childhood examination from another state or agency.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C services are under the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona Early Intervention Program (DES/AzEIP). A Developmental Specialist Instructionist is the equivalent special educator for Part C services in Arizona. A person with a bachelor's in regular early childhood education is able to become a Developmental Specialist Instructionist in Arizona. Qualifications for this position include: 1. A minimum of a BA degree in early childhood, early childhood special education, or family studies OR a BA degree in a closely related field with review of coursework and approval by DES/AzEIP. 2. Developmental Specialist Instructionists also need to meet the Standards of Practice qualifications for Part C services, which is overseen by DES/AzEIP. Practitioners have 3 years from the date of hire in early intervention in Arizona to complete the knowledge components of the Standards of Practice, which results in a Certificate of Completion for the Standards of Practice.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Provisional Early Childhood Special Education License
State Department Arizona Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/downloadable-certification-forms/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 5 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Verification of state approved Structured English Immersion (SEI) training or comparable state approved SEI training from another state. This amounts to three (3) semester hours or forty-five (45) clock hours of state approved SEI training. 2) Arizona Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination). 3) U.S. Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination).There are 3 routes to meet the education requirements. One route (in lieu of completion of a teacher preparation program in early childhood special education from an accredited institution) is to meet the following requirements: If person has not completed a teacher preparation program in early childhood special education from an accredited institution then the following coursework is required: Forty-five semester hours of education courses from an accredited institution and 8 semester hours of practicum in early childhood special education, Education courses shall include: 1. Child development and learning; 2. Language development; 3. Social and emotional development; 4. Curriculum development and implementation; 5. Assessment and evaluation, early childhood special education; and 6. Electives (if needed).
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 8 semester hours of practicum.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? There are 2 exam requirements. Each can be met in different ways: Requirement 1: Professional Knowledge Early Childhood Exam. Can be met in one of the following ways: A. A passing score on the Professional Knowledge Early Childhood portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA). B. A passing score on a comparable Professional Knowledge Early Childhood examination from another state or agency. (All score reports must have the word "Passed" on it). C. A valid comparable certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. D. Three (3) years of full-time teaching early childhood special education, birth-5 Requirement 2: Subject Knowledge Early Childhood Special Education Exam. Can be met in one of the following ways: A. A passing score on the Subject Knowledge Early Childhood Special Education portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA). B. A passing score on a comparable Subject Knowledge Early Childhood Special Education examination from another state or agency. (All score reports must have the word "Passed" on it). C. A valid comparable certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Submit a notarized copy of the certificate. D. Master's degree from an accredited institution in Early Childhood Special Education.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C services are under the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona Early Intervention Program (DES/AzEIP). A Developmental Specialist Instructionist is the equivalent special educator for Part C services in Arizona. Qualifications for this position include: 1. A minimum of a BA degree in early childhood, early childhood special education, or family studies OR a BA degree in a closely related field with review of coursework and approval by DES/AzEIP. 2. Developmental Specialist Instructionists also need to meet the Standards of Practice qualifications for Part C services, which is overseen by DES/AzEIP. Practitioners have 3 years from the date of hire in early intervention in Arizona to complete the knowledge components of the Standards of Practice, which results in a Certificate of Completion for the Standards of Practice.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapist License
State Department Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://azbbhe.us/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework If the education program is not officially accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, it must meet the standard of substantially equivalencyA program is substantially equivalent if it includes the following courses for a minimum of three-semester credit hours each: 1.Marriage and Family Studies (3 courses) studies of introductory systems theory, family development, family systems, including marital, sibling, and individual subsystems, special family issues, and gender and cultural issues, all with a major focus on a systems theory orientation; 2. Marriage and Family Therapy (3 courses) studies of advanced systems theory and interventions, major systemic marriage and treatment approaches, structural, strategic, neo-analytic, group therapy, behavioral marriage and family therapy, communications, and sex therapy; 3. Human Development (3 courses) studies of normal and abnormal human development, personality theory, human sexuality, and psychopathology and abnormal behavior, which may be integrated with systems theory; 4. Professional Studies (1 course) studies of professional ethics as a therapist, including legal and ethical responsibilities and liabilities, family law; 5. Research (1 course) studies of research design, methodology, and statistics in marriage and family therapy; and 6. Practicum (2 courses) studies that are limited to the provision of marriage and family therapy services to individuals, couples and families within an educational or professional setting under the direction of a faculty member or supervisor designated by the college or university.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? An internship that consists of a minimum of 300 client-contact hours under direct supervision. A licensed marriage and family therapist or an individual determined by the marriage and family therapy credentialing committee as qualified to provide supervision shall supervise the required internship. The marriage and family therapy credentialing committee shall determine whether an individual is qualified to provide supervision by evaluating the supervisor's education, experience and training.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board's (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy. Unsure of passing score (AMFTRB states Although some jurisdictions have a set passing score required for licensure, most jurisdictions accept the AMFTRB recommended passing score for each form of the examination". Could not find any recommended passing score details)"

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse License
State Department Arizona Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.azbn.gov
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) (unsure of passing score) or State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) for Registered Nurses (A score of not less than 350 on each part)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Registered nurses who want to work in the school system need to apply for the School Nurse Certification (Initial). This certification is through the State Board of Nursing. It requires specific coursework: Three semester hours in each: *school nurse practice course *physical assessment of the school-aged child course *nursing care of the child with

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist License
State Department Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.ot.az.gov/
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 nine hundred twenty-eight hours of supervised fieldwork experience as determined by the supervising institution, organization or sponsor.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C services are under the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona Early Intervention Program (DES/AzEIP). An Occupational Therapist needs to meet the Standards of Practice qualifications for Part C services, which is overseen by DES/AzEIP. Practitioners have 3 years from the date of hire in early intervention in Arizona to complete the knowledge components of the Standards of Practice, which results in a Certificate of Completion for the Standards of Practice.

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist License
State Department Arizona Board Of Physical Therapy
State Department Hyperlink https://ptboard.az.gov/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Have participated in an interim supervised clinical practice period before licensure as approved by the board or shall have already met this requirement to the board's satisfaction by virtue of the applicant's clinical practice in another jurisdiction of the United States.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) passing score of 600 2) Arizona Jurisprudence exam (Score of 600)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C services are under the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona Early Intervention Program (DES/AzEIP). A Physical Therapist needs to meet the Standards of Practice qualifications for Part C services, which is overseen by DES/AzEIP. Practitioners have 3 years from the date of hire in early intervention in Arizona to complete the knowledge components of the Standards of Practice, which results in a Certificate of Completion for the Standards of Practice.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist License
State Department Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners
State Department Hyperlink https://psychboard.az.gov/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework A core program that requires each student to demonstrate competence by passing suitable comprehensive examinations or by successfully completing at least three or more graduate semester hours, five or more quarter hours or six or more trimester hours or by other suitable means in the following content areas: (a) Scientific and professional ethics and standards in psychology. (b) Research, which may include design, methodology, statistics and psychometrics. (c) The biological basis of behavior, which may include physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception and psychopharmacology. (d) The cognitive-affective basis of behavior, which may include learning, thinking, motivation and emotion. (e) The social basis of behavior, which may include social psychology, group processes, cultural diversity and organizational and systems theory. (f) Individual differences, which may include personality theory, human development and abnormal psychology. (g) Assessment, which includes instruction in interviewing and the administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological test batteries for the diagnosis of cognitive abilities and personality functioning. (h) Treatment modalities, which include instruction in the theory and application of a diverse range of psychological interventions for the treatment of mental, emotional, psychological and behavioral disorders.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Three thousand (3000) hours of supervised professional work experiences. A minimum of one thousand five hundred (1500) hours through an internship (approved by the American psychological Association Committee on Accreditation). The applicant shall obtain the remaining one thousand five hundred hours through any combination of the following: 1. Supervised preinternship professional experiences 2. Additional internship hours 3. Supervised postdoctoral experiences
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) (70 percent on the written examination or a scaled score of 500 on the computer-based examination) 2. The board may implement an additional examination for all applicants to cover areas of professional ethics and practice consistent with the applicant's education and experience, state law relating to the practice of psychology or other areas the board determines are suitable

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist, Prekindergarten-12 Certificate
State Department Arizona Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/certificate-requirement/professional-non-teaching-certificates/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Supervised internship of at least 1,200 clock hours with a minimum of 600 of those hours in a school setting.

Bachelor Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) License
State Department Arizona Board of Behavior Health Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://azbbhe.us/
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) Bachelor's Examination According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score.

Clinical Bachelor Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Clinical Social Worker License
State Department Arizona Board of Behavior Health Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://azbbhe.us/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? After completing the degree required an applicant for clinical social worker licensure shall complete a minimum of 3200 hours of supervised work experience in the practice of clinical social work in no less than 24 months. 1. Supervised work experience in the practice of clinical social work is limited to the use of psychotherapy for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals, couples, families and groups. 2. The 3200 hours of supervised work experience in clinical social work shall include a minimum of 1600 hours of direct client contact.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's Examination. According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? In order to be licensed as a regular LCSW applicants must receive this licensure. There are additional requirements for LCSWs who want to work in early intervention (Part C): If you plan to work with children, birth to three, in a program that is funded through IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act) and/or through AzEIP (Arizona Early Intervention Program), you will need to complete a certification process to comply with the Standards of Practice in Early Intervention" through AzEIP. This process involves completion of several courses and an apprenticeship/mentoring program. The courses are free and are offered periodically throughout the calendar year. You have the option of taking the courses or testing out. After you complete the courses or the test-out option, you can begin the apprenticeship/mentoring program. The apprenticeship/mentoring program involves meeting with another professional on a regular basis to discuss professional goals and issues. The apprenticeship/mentoring program lasts 6 months for those who work full-time, and 12-months for those who work part-time. To begin the process to comply with the Standards of Practice in Early Intervention, you need to register with AzEIP. You do not have to complete the certification process before you are employed to work with children, birth to three. You may complete the process while you are employed. You have up to three years from the date that you registered to complete the certification process. 1) The Knowledge Component a. Completing the AzEIP Policies and Professionalism training b. Passing the Child and Family test, or successfully completing approved university-based course work c. Passing the Initial Planning and IFSP test, or successfully completing approved university-based coursework. 2) Skills Component (Apprenticeship) The Skill Component (apprenticeship) is an opportunity for core team practitioners to participate in guided practice while applying knowledge of early intervention. The goal is for all personnel to have an opportunity to spend time with a partner reflecting on early intervention practices. a. To begin the apprenticeship, the practitioner identifies a partner (s) who may be a supervisor or colleague. b. The practitioner contacts ASDTP to indicate the start date of the apprenticeship. (asdtp@nau.edu) c. The practitioner and partner develop a Professional Development Plan which includes the goals and activities to be completed during the apprenticeship. Agency plans or the optional materials below may be used. d. The practitioner and partner meet on a regular basis, at least once a month, throughout the apprenticeship, documenting their contacts. e. The practitioner completes the activities on the professional development plan f. The practitioner contacts ASDTP to report completion of the apprenticeship process. g. The practitioner and partner ensure that the Professional Development Plan and Contact Notes are filed and maintained in the apprentices personnel file, which is reviewed by AzEIP during monitoring activities.

Master Bachelor Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Master Social Worker License (MSW)
State Department Arizona Board of Behavior Health Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://azbbhe.us/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master's Examination According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? In order to be licensed as a regular LMSW applicants must receive this licensure. There are additional requirements for LMSWs who want to work in early intervention: If you plan to work with children, birth to three, in a program that is funded through IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act) and/or through AzEIP (Arizona Early Intervention Program), you will need to complete a certification process to comply with the Standards of Practice in Early Intervention" through AzEIP. This process involves completion of several courses and an apprenticeship/mentoring program. The courses are free and are offered periodically throughout the calendar year. You have the option of taking the courses or testing out. After you complete the courses or the test-out option, you can begin the apprenticeship/mentoring program. The apprenticeship/mentoring program involves meeting with another professional on a regular basis to discuss professional goals and issues. The apprenticeship/mentoring program lasts 6 months for those who work full-time, and 12-months for those who work part-time. To begin the process to comply with the Standards of Practice in Early Intervention, you need to register with AzEIP. You do not have to complete the certification process before you are employed to work with children, birth to three. You may complete the process while you are employed. You have up to three years from the date that you registered to complete the certification process. 1) The Knowledge Component a. Completing the AzEIP Policies and Professionalism training b. Passing the Child and Family test, or successfully completing approved university-based course work c. Passing the Initial Planning and IFSP test, or successfully completing approved university-based coursework. 2) Skills Component (Apprenticeship) The Skill Component (apprenticeship) is an opportunity for core team practitioners to participate in guided practice while applying knowledge of early intervention. The goal is for all personnel to have an opportunity to spend time with a partner reflecting on early intervention practices. a. To begin the apprenticeship, the practitioner identifies a partner (s) who may be a supervisor or colleague. b. The practitioner contacts ASDTP to indicate the start date of the apprenticeship. (asdtp@nau.edu) c. The practitioner and partner develop a Professional Development Plan which includes the goals and activities to be completed during the apprenticeship. Agency plans or the optional materials below may be used. d. The practitioner and partner meet on a regular basis, at least once a month, throughout the apprenticeship, documenting their contacts. e. The practitioner completes the activities on the professional development plan f. The practitioner contacts ASDTP to report completion of the apprenticeship process. g. The practitioner and partner ensure that the Professional Development Plan and Contact Notes are filed and maintained in the apprentices personnel file, which is reviewed by AzEIP during monitoring activities.

Speech Language Pathologist, Prekindergarten-12

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Technician, Prekindergarten-12 Certificate
State Department Arizona Department of Education Certification Unit
State Department Hyperlink http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/certificate-requirement/professional-non-teaching-certificates/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of 50 hours of university supervised observation and 150 hours of clinical experience supervised by a master's level Speech-Language Pathologist
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Speech and Language Impaired Special Education portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA). Just states "passing score"--could not find what the specific score would be.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathologist Initial License
State Department Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Special Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.azdhs.gov/als/special-licensing/speech-and-hearing/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Applicant must provide evidence of a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) OR completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours or semester credit hour equivalents in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university. 2. A minimum of 21 graduate level semester credit hours in the area of speech-language pathology and a minimum of six semester credit hours in the area of audiology.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a minimum of 300 clock hours in a clinical practicum at an accredited college or university. The 300 clock hours shall include at least 20 clock hours in audiology and 250 clock hours or more in speech-language pathology including at least 20 clock hours in each of the following categories: i. The evaluation of speech disorders in children; ii. The evaluation of speech disorders in adults; iii. The evaluation of language disorders in children; iv. The evaluation of language disorders in adults; v. The treatment of speech disorders in children; vi. The treatment of speech disorders in adults; vii. The treatment of language disorders in children; viii. The treatment of language disorders in adults. Source: Once initiated, the clinical fellowship shall be completed in no more than 36 consecutive months; and
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology exam (Score of 600)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C services are under the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona Early Intervention Program (DES/AzEIP). A Speech-Language Pathologist needs to meet the Standards of Practice qualifications for Part C services, which is overseen by DES/AzEIP. Practitioners have 3 years from the date of hire in early intervention in Arizona to complete the knowledge components of the Standards of Practice, which results in a Certificate of Completion for the Standards of Practice.
Additional requirements specific for schools? There is an additional certificate required for SLPs who work in the school system. It is called a Speech-Language, Prekindergarten - 12 Certificate and the regulation of this license is under the Arizona Department of Education. The requirements for that certification are: 1) A master's degree or more advanced degree from an accredited institution, in speech pathology or communications disorders 2) A minimum of 250 clinical clock hours supervised by a university or a speech-language pathologist with a certificate of clinical competence 3) One of the following: a. A Certificate of Clinical Competence; or b. A passing score on the Education Testing Service National Exam in Speech-Language Pathology; or c. A passing score on the speech and language impaired special education portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA).

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Provisional Visually Impaired Special Education, Birth-Grade 12 Certification
State Department Arizona Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/downloadable-certification-forms/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Verification of state approved Structured English Immersion (SEI) training or comparable state approved SEI training from another state. This amounts to three (3) semester hours or forty-five (45) clock hours of state approved SEI training. 2) Arizona Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination). *If the person has not completed a teacher preparation program in visual impairment from an accredited institution they must complete the following coursework: Forty-five semester hours of education courses from an accredited institution including 21 semester hours of special education courses for the visually impaired. Special Education courses shall include: 1. Survey of exceptional students; 2. Teaching methodologies for students with visual impairment; 3. Foundations of instruction of students with visual impairment; 4. Diagnostic and assessment procedures for the visually impaired; and 5. Electives in visually impaired (if needed).
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 8 semester hours of practicum.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Professional Knowledge Elementary Exam. One of the following: *A passing score on the NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary (Score of 22) , or *A passing score on the AEPA Professional Knowledge Elementary (replaced by the NES Assessment). (Score of 240) *A passing score on a comparable Professional Knowledge Elementary examination from another state or agency. *A valid comparable certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Submit a notarized copy of the certificate. 2) Subject Knowledge Visually Impaired Special Education Exam. One of the following: *A passing score on the Subject Knowledge Visually Impaired Special Education (32) portion of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA). (Score of 240) *A passing score on a comparable Subject Knowledge Visually Impaired Special Education examination from another state or agency. *A valid comparable certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Submit a notarized copy of the certificate 3) Demonstration of competency in Braille through one of the following: *A passing score on the original version of the National Library of Congress certification exam. *A valid certificate for a literary Braille transcriber issued by the National Library of Congress (Score of 80) *A passing score on a Braille exam administered by another state. *A passing score on the Braille exam developed and administered by the University of Arizona (unsure of score)