Hawaii State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology License
State Department Hawai'i Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/speech/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework At least seventy-five semester hours which shall consist of: (1)At least twenty-seven semester hours in basic science coursework, which include: (A) At least six semester hours in the biological or physical sciences,or both, and mathematics; (B) At least six semester hours in the behavioral or social sciences, or both; and (C) At least fifteen semester hours in the basic human communication processes, to include coursework in each of the following three areas of speech, language, and hearing: (i) The anatomic and physiologic bases; (ii) The physical and psychophysical bases; and (iii) The linguistic and psycholinguistic aspects; (2) For audiologist applicants, at least thirty-six semester hours in professional coursework, which include; (A) At least thirty semester hours in courses for which graduate was received, twenty-one of which shall be in the area of audiology; (B) At least thirty semester hours in audiology, at least six of which shall be in hearing disorders and hearing evaluation and at least six in habilitative or rehabilitative procedures, or both, with individuals whohave hearing impairment; (C) At least six semester hours in speech pathology, at least three of which shall be in speech disorders and at least three in language disorders. This coursework in speech pathology shall concern the nature, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of speech and language disorders not associated with hearing impairment; and (D) A maximum of six academic semester hours associated with clinical practicum may be counted toward the minimum of thirty-six semester hours of professional coursework, but those hours may not be used to satisfy the minimum of six semester hours in hearing disorders and evaluation, six hours in habilitative or rehabilitative procedures, or both, or six hours in speech pathology.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? At least 375 hours of supervised clinical observation and clinical practicum with individuals presenting a variety of communication disorders, which shall have been obtained within the training institution or a cooperating program.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Audiology (Score of 600)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Provisional Teaching License with SPED - Deaf/Hard of Hearing Field (Level PK-3 or Level PK-K)
State Department Hawai'i Teacher Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.htsb.org/licensing-permits/licensing-permits-overview/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) PreK - Kindergarten; or 2) PreK - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Could not specific hours. http://www.htsb.org/standards/preparation-program-performance-standards/
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) BASIC SKILLS TEST or alternative options (must complete 1 of the following): a. Praxis I Reading (172), Writing (171), and Math (173) b. SAT Reading (530), SAT Math (560), Praxis I Writing (171) c. Bachelor's degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education may be used in lieu of the PPST Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests. Submit official transcript. d. National Teachers Exam (NTE) may be used in lieu of the PPST Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests. 2) CONTENT KNOWLEDGE: Praxis II: Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (0272) (Score 160) Any of these options may be used in lieu of a content or subject assessment in any license field: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in the content field; OR Content major consisting of a minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field for a Bachelor's degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education; OR A minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, at least fifteen of which must be upper division level OR A master's, specialist or doctoral degree in the license field awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Emergency Hire Special Permit

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Provisional Teaching License with Early Childhood Education Field (PK-3rd or PK-K)
State Department Hawai'i Teacher Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.htsb.org/licensing-permits/licensing-permits-overview/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) PreK - Kindergarten; or 2) PreK - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) BASIC SKILLS TEST or alternative options (must complete 1 of the following): a. Praxis I Reading (172), Writing (171), and Math (173) b. SAT Reading (530), SAT Math (560), Praxis I Writing (171) c. Bachelor's degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education may be used in lieu of the PPST Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests. Submit official transcript. d. National Teachers Exam (NTE) may be used in lieu of the PPST Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests. 2) CONTENT KNOZWLEDGE: Praxis II: Special Education Core Knowledge and Applications (Score 151) Any of these options may be used in lieu of a content or subject assessment in any license field: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in the content field; OR Content major consisting of a minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field for a Bachelor's degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education; OR A minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, at least fifteen of which must be upper division levl; OR A master's, specialist or doctoral degree in the license field awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Emergency Hire Special Permit

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Provisional Teaching License with Special Education Field (Level PK-3 or Level PK-K)
State Department Hawai'i Teacher Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.htsb.org/licensing-permits/licensing-permits-overview/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) PreK - Kindergarten; or 2) PreK - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) BASIC SKILLS TEST or alternative options (must complete 1 of the following): a. Praxis I Reading (172), Writing (171), and Math (173) b. SAT Reading (530), SAT Math (560), Praxis I Writing (171) c. Bachelor's degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education may be used in lieu of the PPST Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests. Submit official transcript. d. National Teachers Exam (NTE) may be used in lieu of the PPST Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests. 2) CONTENT KNOZWLEDGE: Praxis II: Special Education Core Knowledge and Applications (Score 151) Any of these options may be used in lieu of a content or subject assessment in any license field: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in the content field ; OR Content major consisting of a minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field for a Bachelor's degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education; OR A minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, at least fifteen of which must be upper division level OR A master's, specialist or doctoral degree in the license field awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Emergency Hire Special Permit

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapist License
State Department Hawai'i Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/marriage/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework A minimum of thirty-three semester, or forty-four quarter hours in the following course areas: (A) Marriage and family studies - nine semester or twelve quarter hours; (B) Marriage and family therapy studies - nine semester or twelve quarter hours; (C) Human development - nine semester or twelve quarter hours; (D) Ethical and professional studies - three semester or four quarter hours; and (E) Research - three semester or four quarter hours.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1) Has one year practicum with three hundred hours supervised client contact; 2) Completes one thousand hours of direct marriage and family therapy, and two hundred hours clinical supervision in not less than twenty-four months.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Marriage and Family Therapy Exam (no specific score provided)

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse License
State Department Hawai'i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) (Score of at least 1600)

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist Registration
State Department Hawai'i Department of Commerce & Consumer AffairsProfessional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/occupational/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Occupational therapists shall have completed the educational requirements and supervised fieldwork experience required for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450)

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist License
State Department Hawai'i Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/physicaltherapy/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) passing score of 600

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist License
State Department Hawai'i Board of Psychology
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/psychology/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework A minimum of 3 graduate semester hours in each of the following subjects: 1) Scientific and professional standards and ethics 2) History and systems 3) Research design and methodology 4) Statistics and psychometrics A minimum of 6 graduate semester hours in each of the following subjects: 1) Biological bases of behavior; physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, and psychopharmacology. 2) Cognitive-affective bases of behavior; learning, thinking, motivation and emotion 3) Social bases of behavior; social psychology, group processes, organizational and systems theory, and community psychology. 4) Individual differences; personality theory, human development, and abnormal psychology. 5) Psychodiagnosis and individual assessment; intellectual, personality, and behavioral assessment 6) Therapy; child or adult intervention, or both
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1900 hours of internship experience approved by the APA or one year (1,900 hours) of supervised experience in health service in psychology in an internship or residency program in an organized health service training program. The internship must be part of the doctoral program and must be under the supervision of: 1) A licensed psychologist, or 2) A psychologist who holds an ABPP diplomate certificate, or 3) A person who holds a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited institution who has had two years of postdoctoral experience in the work supervised.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) (passing score of 500)

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist Credential
State Department Hawai'i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/psychology/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1,200 hour internship of which 600 hours must have been in a school setting. If the internship is less than 1,200 hours and/or 600 hours in a school setting, 1 additional year of supervised professional work as a School Psychologist in a school setting shall meet the required internship experience.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National School Psychology Examination (Score of 165)

Clinical Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Clinical Social Work License
State Department Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/socialworker/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 3000 hours of post-graduate supervised* clinical social work experience in an agency setting. The 3000 hours of clinical social work experience must be completed in no fewer than two (2) years and in no more than five (5) years; and shall include at least 2000 hours of assessment, clinical diagnosis, and psychotherapy; no more than a maximum of 900 hours of client-centered advocacy, consultation, and evaluation; and at least 100 hours of direct face-to-face supervision.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards Clinical exam (Score may be 70, a 75, or simply as a pass--depends on state, can't find Hawaii's requirements. These are basically different ways of describing the same point on a testing program that has a set pass point no matter where you take the test.

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Social Worker License
State Department Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/programs/socialworker/
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) Examination (master's). According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score.

Bachelor Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Bachelor Social Worker License
State Department Hawai'i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/socialworker/
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). According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Pathologist License
State Department Hawai'i Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/speech/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework A bachelor's degree and at least 75 semester hours which shall consist of: (1) At least twenty-seven semester hours in basic science coursework (2) At least 36 semester hours in professional coursework (specifically defined)
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of three hundred seventy-five hours of supervised clinical observation and clinical practicum with individuals who present a variety of communication disorders, which experience shall have been obtained within the applicant's training institution or in one of its cooperating programs.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology exam (Score of 600).

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Provisional Teaching License with SPED - Blind/Visually Impaired Field (Level PK-3 or Level PK-K)
State Department Hawai'i Teacher Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.htsb.org/licensing-permits/licensing-permits-overview/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) PreK - Kindergarten; or 2) PreK - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Could not find specific hours. http://www.htsb.org/standards/preparation-program-performance-standards/
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) BASIC SKILLS TEST or alternative options (must complete 1 of the following): a. Praxis I Reading (172), Writing (171), and Math (173) b. SAT Reading (530), SAT Math (560), Praxis I Writing (171) c. Bachelor's degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education may be used in lieu of the PPST Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests. Submit official transcript. d. National Teachers Exam (NTE) may be used in lieu of the PPST Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests. 2) CONTENT KNOWLEDGE: Praxis II: Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments (Score 163) Any of these options may be used in lieu of a content or subject assessment in any license field: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in the content ield; OR Content major consisting of a minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field for a Bachelor's degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education; OR A minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, at least fifteen of which must be upper division level OR A master's, specialist or doctoral degree in the license field awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Emergency Hire Special Permit