Montana State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology License
State Department Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
State Department Hyperlink http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/slp_board/board_page.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Submit official verification of scores and completion of a national exam as approved by the Board. Passage of a Montana jurisprudence exam pass: 95%

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate P-12 Special Education Endorsement (content area) + Elementary Education Endorsement (content area)
State Department Montana Office of Public Instruction
State Department Hyperlink http://opi.mt.gov/Cert/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Unspecified
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Permissive Special Competency
State Department Montana Office of Public Instruction
State Department Hyperlink http://opi.mt.gov/Cert/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Unspecified
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Permissive Special Competency: "Montana does not offer endorsements in Early Childhood Education, Technology, and Gifted. If you have a minimum of 20 semester credits in these areas, you may qualify for a PSC , indicating your additional preparation in these areas."
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Beginning Spring 2013, candidates completing teacher preparation programs through any of the accredited postsecondary institutions in Montana must pass an assessment of content knowledge in order to be recommended for licensure. This multiple measure assessment consists of content coursework GPA, an assessment of content knowledge demonstrated during student teaching, and a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II content knowledge test. Click here for a pdf of the multiple measure assessment.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Family Support Specialist certificate through Early Childhood Practitioner Registry

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Special Education K-12 Endorsement along with Elementary Education Endorsement
State Department Montana Office of Public Instruction
State Department Hyperlink http://opi.mt.gov/Cert/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Unspecified
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Beginning Spring 2013, candidates completing teacher preparation programs through any of the accredited postsecondary institutions in Montana must pass an assessment of content knowledge in order to be recommended for licensure. This multiple measure assessment consists of content coursework GPA, an assessment of content knowledge demonstrated during student teaching, and a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II content knowledge test. Click here for a pdf of the multiple measure assessment.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Family Support Specialist certificate through Early Childhood Practitioner Registry

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Montana Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors
State Department Hyperlink http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/swp_board/board_page.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Experience Requirements: 3,000 hours of supervised, 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact in the practice of marriage and family therapy, of which up to 500 hours may be accumulated while achieving the educational credentials.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board's (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy (no specific scores provided). An applicant must achieve a passing score on the National Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Examination administered by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB).

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Montana Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? EXAMINATION INFORMATION: Applicants must register with Pearson VUE at (866) 496-253. When the board office has a completed application, applicants will be made eligible to test and receive an authorization to test (ATT) notification from Pearson VUE. All applicants must pass the National Council Licensure Examination - Register Nurse (NCLEX-RN) prior to licensure. When the board office receives the applicant's test results from Pearson VUE, the applicant will be issued a license if a passing score, or given a Candidate Performance Report (CPR) if a failing score. Applicants have to wait 45 days to retake the NCLEX.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy License
State Department Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Montana Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
State Department Hyperlink http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/otp_board/board_page.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? An Occupational Therapist must complete a minimum of twenty-four weeks of supervised fieldwork experience or satisfy any generally recognized past standards that identified minimum fieldwork requirements at the time of graduation.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Exam pass: 450

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy License
State Department Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/ptp_board/board_page.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) passing score of 600 Must pass the Montana Physical Therapy jurisprudence examination

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist
State Department Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Montana Board of Psychologists
State Department Hyperlink http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/psy_board/board_page.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National written exam for Professional Practice in Psychology and pass oral exam given by the Board.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department Montana Office of Public Instruction
State Department Hyperlink http://www.opi.mt.gov/cert/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework For Class 5: master's Degree in School Psychology or a related field. Required graduate course work/content with a minimum official transcript grade of B or better in the following areas: i) Individual intelligence testing ii) Academic assessment iii) Special education law and policy iv) Behavioral assessment and behavioral interventions v) Exceptional children / child psychopathology Graduate course work / content with a minimum official transcript grade of B or better in at least six (6) of the following areas: a) Child development b) Instructional strategies / academic interventions c) Social and emotional assessment d) Individual / Group Counseling e) Administration, role and function of the School Psychologist f) Course work / content that includes at least one of the following: a. tests and measurement / psychometrics b. research design c. statistics g) Curriculum based measurement h) Consultation and collaboration i) Cultural diversity
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? For approval of a class 5 license, the candidate will need to submit a Professional Supervised Experience Plan.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Earn a minimum combined score of eight based on a multi-dimensional content test embedded in the educator preparation program as a condition for licensure recommendation

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State Department Montana Board of Social Work Examiners & Professional Counselors
State Department Hyperlink http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/swp_board/board_page.asp
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 Clinical pass: unknown American Association of State Social Work Boards (AASSWB) advanced or clinical examination or another board-approved licensing examination. Candidate scores on the examination must be forwarded directly to the board.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathologist License
State Department Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
State Department Hyperlink http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/slp_board/board_page.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a practicum with a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervision (375 of direct patient contact)
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passage of the National Praxis Series exam; Passage of a Montana jurisprudence exam pass: 95%

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate P-12 Special Education Endorsement (content area) + Elementary Education Endorsement (content area)
State Department Montana Office of Public Instruction
State Department Hyperlink http://opi.mt.gov/Cert/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Unspecified
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's