Idaho State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology License
State Department Idaho Speech and Hearing Services Board
State Department Hyperlink http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=SHS
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Requirements stated: Meet the supervised academic clinical practicum and supervised postgraduate experience approved by the Board 9 hours not specified).
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Audiology exam (Score of 170)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must obtain a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with an Audiology endorsement through the Department of Education.. The endorsement is valid for five (5) years. Six (6) semester credit hours are required every five (5) years in order to renew the endorsement. Initial endorsement will be issued to candidates who: a. Possess a master's degree from an accredited college or university in an audiology program approved by the State Board of Education; and who b. Receive an institutional recommendation from an accredited college or university.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Exceptional Child Certificate with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement
State Department Idaho State Board of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Completion of a program of a minimum of thirty (30) semester credit hours in the area of Hearing Impairment. An institutional recommendation specific to this endorsement is required.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 6 semester credit hours, or 9 quarter credit hours, of student teaching
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (Computer) or Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (Paper) (score of 145) and 2. Praxis II: Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (160)
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1) Alternative Authorization--Teacher to New Certification/Endorsement 2) Computer-Based Alternative Route to Teacher Certification 3) Post-Baccalaureate Alternate Route

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate
State Department Idaho State Board of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 30 semester credit hours, or 45 quarter credit hours, in the philosophical, psychological, and methodological foundations, in instructional technology, and in the professional subject matter of early childhood and early childhood-special education. The professional subject matter of early childhood and early childhood-special education shall include coursework specific to the young child from birth through grade three (3) in the areas of: 1. child development and learning; 2. curriculum development and implementation; 3. family and community relationships; 4. assessment and evaluation; 5. professionalism; and, 6. application of technologies. The required thirty credit hours shall include not less than 6 semester credit hours, or 9 quarter credit hours, of early childhood student teaching and 3 semester credit hours, or 4 quarter credit hours, of developmental reading.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 6 semester credit hours, or 9 quarter credit hours, of early childhood student teaching
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Praxis II Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (Score of 158) 2. Praxis II Special Education: Early Childhood (Score of 159) 3. Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Exam (70%)
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1) Alternative Authorization--Teacher to New Certification/Endorsement: The purpose of this alternative authorization is to allow Idaho school districts to request endorsement/certification when a professional position cannot be filled with someone who has the correct endorsement/certification. Initial Qualifications-- Prior to application, a candidate must hold a bachelor's degree and a valid Idaho teacher certificate without full endorsement in the content area of need. The school district must provide supportive information attesting to the ability of the candidate to fill the position. 2) Computer-Based Alternative Route to Teacher Certification: American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) is a computer-based alternate route designed as an avenue to enter the teaching profession; or to add additional certificates or endorsements to an already existing Idaho teaching credential. The candidate must first hold a bachelor's degree. Info: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/abcte_cert_cred.htm 3) Post-Baccalaureate Alternate Route: a) Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university or other accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). b) Must meet the entrance requirements as prescribed by the teacher preparation institution to be attended. c) The candidate must provide evidence of at least three (3) assessments to verify content competency, including, but not limited to, evidence that they have: i) successfully completed a required rubric-driven portfolio developed by the individual teacher preparation program and evaluated by the dean/chair or designee to demonstrate the candidate's Standard 1 competency of the Idaho SBOE-approved beginning teacher standards as found in the Idaho Standards for Initial Certification of Professional School Personnel, ii) successfully completed an appropriate student teaching/internship program, including documented recommendations from both supervising and cooperating instructors, and iii) successfully met or exceeded the SBOE-approved qualifying score(s) for appropriate Praxis II assessment(s). http://www.sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate
State Department Idaho State Board of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 30 semester credit hours, or 45 quarter credit hours, in the philosophical, psychological, and methodological foundations, in instructional technology, and in the professional subject matter of early childhood and early childhood-special education. The professional subject matter of early childhood and early childhood-special education shall include coursework specific to the young child from birth through grade three (3) in the areas of: 1. child development and learning; 2. curriculum development and implementation; 3. family and community relationships; 4. assessment and evaluation; 5. professionalism; and, 6. application of technologies. The required thirty credit hours shall include not less than 6 semester credit hours, or 9 quarter credit hours, of early childhood student teaching and 3 semester credit hours, or 4 quarter credit hours, of developmental reading.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 6 semester credit hours, or 9 quarter credit hours, of early childhood student teaching
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Praxis II Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (Score of 158) 2. Praxis II Special Education: Early Childhood (Score of 159) 3. Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Exam (70%)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? For Part C the job classification for ECSE (through the Department of Health and Welfare, Infant Toddler Program) is Developmental Specialist, Children's Program applicant needs to meet one of the following requirements: Item 1: Exceptional Child Certificate with Special Education Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement or an Elementary Education Certificate (K-12) with Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement or a Blended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Certificate. OR Item 2: Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the following closely related fields: special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, early childhood education, physical therapy, psychology, social work, or nursing AND a minimum of 24 credits in courses that address the Early Childhood Special Education standards. OR Item 3: (Under a conditional hiring agreement). A college degree in one of the previously described closely related fields and agreement and reasonable ability to complete a minimum of 24 credits with content in six required EC/ECSE standards within three years.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1) Alternative Authorization--Teacher to New Certification/Endorsement: The purpose of this alternative authorization is to allow Idaho school districts to request endorsement/certification when a professional position cannot be filled with someone who has the correct endorsement/certification. Initial Qualifications-- Prior to application, a candidate must hold a bachelor's degree and a valid Idaho teacher certificate without full endorsement in the content area of need. The school district must provide supportive information attesting to the ability of the candidate to fill the position. 2) Computer-Based Alternative Route to Teacher Certification: American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) is a computer-based alternate route designed as an avenue to enter the teaching profession; or to add additional certificates or endorsements to an already existing Idaho teaching credential. The candidate must first hold a bachelor's degree. Info: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/abcte_cert_cred.htm 3) Post-Baccalaureate Alternate Route: a) Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university or other accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). b) Must meet the entrance requirements as prescribed by the teacher preparation institution to be attended. c) The candidate must provide evidence of at least three (3) assessments to verify content competency, including, but not limited to, evidence that they have: i) successfully completed a required rubric-driven portfolio developed by the individual teacher preparation program and evaluated by the dean/chair or designee to demonstrate the candidate's Standard 1 competency of the Idaho SBOE-approved beginning teacher standards as found in the Idaho Standards for Initial Certification of Professional School Personnel, ii) successfully completed an appropriate student teaching/internship program, including documented recommendations from both supervising and cooperating instructors, and iii) successfully met or exceeded the SBOE-approved qualifying score(s) for appropriate Praxis II assessment(s).

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapy License
State Department Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
State Department Hyperlink http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=COU
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Human Development (9 semester credit minimum) 2) Marriage/Family Studies (9 semester credit minimum) 3) Marriage/Family Therapy (9 semester credit minimum) 4) Psychological and mental health competency (6 semester credit minimum) 5) Professional Ethics & Identity (3 semester credit minimum) 6) Research (3 semester credit minimum)
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1 year practicum of supervised marriage and family therapy experience, consisting of a minimum of three hundred (300) direct client contact hours, of which one hundred fifty (150) hours shall be with couples or families, as part of the graduate program).
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Marital and Family Therapy Examination from the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB). Unsure of passing score

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse License
State Department Idaho Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? NCLEX-RN (pass, there is no numerical score)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must obtain a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with the School Nurse endorsement through the Department of Education.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy License
State Department Idaho Occupational Therapy Licensure Board
State Department Hyperlink http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=OCT
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 experience.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Exam (Score of 450)

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy License
State Department Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board
State Department Hyperlink http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=PHT
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) NPTE (score of 600) 2) Jurisprudence examination with a score of at least seventy-five percent (75%).

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychology License
State Department Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=PSY
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 2 years of acceptable supervised experience (1 year must be post-doctoral), minimum of 3000 hours.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) (Score of 500)

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with School Psychology
State Department Idaho State Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a minimum of twelve hundred (1,200) clock-hour internship within a school district under the supervision of the training institution and direct supervision of a certificated school psychologist.

Social Worker – Master Social Worker License

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Master Social Worker License
State Department Idaho State Board Of Social Work Examiners Bureau Of Occupational Licenses
State Department Hyperlink http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=SWO
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A total of 3,000 hours of supervised social work experience accumulated in no less than two years is required for MSWs seeking licensure as clinical-level practitioners. No less than 50 percent must be provided by a licensed clinical social worker registered as a supervisor; 1,750 hours must be of direct client contact involving treatment in clinical social work and 1,250 hours involving assessment diagnosis and other social work.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Level Examination. Stated that they need to pass the exam, no score is given. According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must obtain a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Social Worker endorsement through the Department of Education.. The endorsement is valid for five (5) years. Six (6) semester credit hours are required every five (5) years in order to renew the endorsement. Initial endorsement will be issued to candidates who: a. Possess a social work certificate issued by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses; b. Receive an institutional recommendation from an accredited college or university; and, complete one (1) of the following options: 1. A master's degree in social work from an Idaho college or university approved by the State Board of Education. The program must be currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed. OR 2. A master's degree in social work from an out-of-state college or university. The program must be currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed. OR 3. A master's degree in guidance and counseling, sociology, or psychology plus thirty (30) semester credit hours of graduate work in social work education, including coursework in all the following areas: a. understanding the individual; b. casework method; c. field placement; d. social welfare programs and community resources; and e. research methods.

Social Worker – Clinical Social Worker License

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Clinical Social Worker License
State Department Idaho State Board Of Social Work Examiners Bureau of Occupational Licenses
State Department Hyperlink http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=SWO
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A total of 3,000 hours of supervised social work experience accumulated in no less than two years is required for MSWs seeking licensure as clinical-level practitioners. No less than 50 percent must be provided by a licensed clinical social worker registered as a supervisor; 1,750 hours must be of direct client contact involving treatment in clinical social work and 1,250 hours involving assessment diagnosis and other social work.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Examination According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must obtain a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Social Worker endorsement through the Department of Education.. The endorsement is valid for five (5) years. Six (6) semester credit hours are required every five (5) years in order to renew the endorsement. Initial endorsement will be issued to candidates who: a. Possess a social work certificate issued by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses; b. Receive an institutional recommendation from an accredited college or university; and, complete one (1) of the following options: 1. A master's degree in social work from an Idaho college or university approved by the State Board of Education. The program must be currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed. OR 2. A master's degree in social work from an out-of-state college or university. The program must be currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed. OR 3. A master's degree in guidance and counseling, sociology, or psychology plus thirty (30) semester credit hours of graduate work in social work education, including coursework in all the following areas: a. understanding the individual; b. casework method; c. field placement; d. social welfare programs and community resources; and e. research methods.

Social Worker – Licensed

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Social Work License
State Department Idaho State Board Of Social Work Examiners Bureau Of Occupational Licenses
State Department Hyperlink http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=SWO
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A total of 3,000 hours of supervised social work experience accumulated in no less than two years is required for BSWs seeking licensure as independent practitioners.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Bachelor's Level Exam . Stated that they need to pass the exam, no score is given. According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must obtain a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Social Worker endorsement through the Department of Education.. The endorsement is valid for five (5) years. Six (6) semester credit hours are required every five (5) years in order to renew the endorsement. Initial endorsement will be issued to candidates who: a. Possess a social work certificate issued by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses; b. Receive an institutional recommendation from an accredited college or university; and, complete one (1) of the following options: 1. A master's degree in social work from an Idaho college or university approved by the State Board of Education. The program must be currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed. OR 2. A master's degree in social work from an out-of-state college or university. The program must be currently approved by the state educational agency of the state in which the program was completed. OR 3. A master's degree in guidance and counseling, sociology, or psychology plus thirty (30) semester credit hours of graduate work in social work education, including coursework in all the following areas: a. understanding the individual; b. casework method; c. field placement; d. social welfare programs and community resources; and e. research methods.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Pathology License
State Department Idaho Speech and Hearing Services Board
State Department Hyperlink http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=SHS
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1260 hours of experience gained under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist in no less than 36 weeks of full-time (35 hours per week) experience or the equivalent part-time experience and in no more than 48 months. 1010 hours of experience must be in direct client contact. There must be at least 6 hours of on-site observations of direct client contact each quarter.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology exam (Score of 600)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must obtain a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a Speech-Language Pathologist Endorsement through the Department of Education. This endorsement is valid for five (5) years. Six (6) semester credit hours are required every five (5) years in order to renew the endorsement. Initial endorsement will be issued to candidates who possesses a master's degree from an accredited college or university in a speech/ language pathology program approved by the State Board of Education; and who receives an institutional recommendation from an accredited college or university.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Exceptional Child Certificate with a Visually Impaired Endorsement
State Department Idaho State Board of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://sde.idaho.gov/cert-psc/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Completion of a program of a minimum of thirty (30) semester credit hours in the area of Visual Impairment. An institutional recommendation specific to this endorsement is required.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 6 semester credit hours, or 9 quarter credit hours, of student teaching
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (PDF) (Computer) or Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (PDF) (Paper) (score of 145) and 2. Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments (score of 163)
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1) Alternative Authorization--Teacher to New Certification/Endorsement 2) Computer-Based Alternative Route to Teacher Certification 3) Post-Baccalaureate Alternate Route