North Dakota State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology
State Department North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.ndsbe.com/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The Praxis Examination in Audiology (0342) pass: 170
Additional requirements specific for schools? Special Education: AUDIOLOGY (MASTERS)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Hearing Impaired Special Education Endorsement
State Department North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Need 1 course or 3 semester hours in Special Education; Human relations and cultural diversity. North Dakota education standards and practices board licensure requires coursework in Native American studies, cultural diversity, strategies for creating learning environments that contribute to positive human relationships, and strategies for teaching and assessing diverse learners (e.g., universal design for learning, response to intervention, early intervention, positive behavior interventions and supports). North Dakota graduates applying for licensure meet these requirements through completion of education standards and practices board-approved programs. Teacher preparation programs may meet these requirements through general education, specific content major, professional education requirements, or a combination thereof. Out-of-state applicants must provide evidence documenting successful completion of the requirement to the education standards and practices board within the interim reciprocal licensure requirements in chapter 67.1-02-04.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 2 semester hour practicum in the area of deaf / hearing impaired
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II: 0271 or 0272 (160 pass) or 0867 Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students pass: 161
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Plan on file (letter from admin requesting endorsement, name of mentor, and enrollment into coursework); Applicant has 3 years to complete all courses.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Endorsement
State Department North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Initial teacher licensure for in-state graduates or graduates of out-of-state programs requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a state agency-approved teacher education program. An applicant must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50. 67.1-02-02-07. Human relations and cultural diversity. North Dakota education standards and practices board licensure requires coursework in Native American studies, cultural diversity, strategies for creating learning environments that contribute to positive human relationships, and strategies for teaching and assessing diverse learners (e.g., universal design for learning, response to intervention, early intervention, positive behavior interventions and supports). North Dakota graduates applying for licensure meet these requirements through completion of education standards and practices board-approved programs. Teacher preparation programs may meet these requirements through general education, specific content major, professional education requirements, or a combination thereof. Out-of-state applicants must provide evidence documenting successful completion of the requirement to the education standards and practices board within the interim reciprocal licensure requirements in chapter 67.1-02-04.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 2 Student teaching experiences are required (1 kindergarten or preK; the other in grades 1, 2, or 3)
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis I: ETS-Pre Professional Skills Testing (PPST) Math pass: 170; Reading pass: 173; Writing pass: 173 #022 Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood pass: 158
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Reeducation for initial licensure. Applicants who hold nonteaching degrees in content areas taught in public schools may receive, initial licensure by completing the professional education requirements at a state-approved program authorized to recommend applicants for licensure in that area. This reeducation may be completed at the undergraduate or graduate level. The institution with the approved program must document that the applicant's specialty area degree is equivalent to its approved program's specialty area requirements in subdivisions b and c of subsection 1, and recommend the applicant for licensure. Applicants applying under this section must file a completed application form as other initial applicants, comply with the fingerprint background check in subsection 9, and pay all applicable fees.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Special Education
State Department North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/
Type of License/Certificate Endorsement
Age Range Birth - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Requires 3 semester hour Special Education Class, Human relations, and Cultural diversity. North Dakota education standards and practices board licensure requires coursework in Native American studies, cultural diversity, strategies for creating learning environments that contribute to positive human relationships, and strategies for teaching and assessing diverse learners (e.g., universal design for learning, response to intervention, early intervention, positive behavior interventions and supports). North Dakota graduates applying for licensure meet these requirements through completion of education standards and practices board-approved programs. Teacher preparation programs may meet these requirements through general education, specific content major, professional education requirements, or a combination thereof. Out-of-state applicants must provide evidence documenting successful completion of the requirement to the education standards and practices board within the interim reciprocal licensure requirements in chapter 67.1-02-04.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 2 Semester hours of internship in the area of ECSE
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis I: ETS-Pre Professional Skills Testing (PPST) Math pass: 170; Reading pass: 173; Writing pass: 173 Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood pass: 157 Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood pass: 159
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Plan on file (letter from admin requesting endorsement, name of mentor, and enrollment into coursework); Applicant has 3 years to complete all courses.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department North Dakota Marriage & Family Therapy Licensure Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.ndmftlb.org/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Requirements for licensure as a LMFT (2000 hours of clinical services to families, couples and individuals) 1. at least 1,500 hours of clinical services to individuals, couples or families in a post-graduate supervision setting: ? hours must be direct clinical services: 500 hours to unmarried couples, married couples, separating and divorcing couples, 500 hours to family groups including children, and 500 hours to individuals and/or related experiences ? of the 2,000 total hours, no more than 500 hours may be transferred from a COAMFTE accredited graduate program 2. at least 300 hours of supervision of the 300 hours, at least 150 hours must be individual supervision (graduate program and post-graduate supervision) ? of the 300 hours, no more than 100 hours (individual and group) may be transferred from the graduate program; 200 hours are post-graduate supervision hours ? at least 50 hours of the post-graduate supervision must be individual supervision.
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). Once completing national exam and supervised experience, an applicant may apply for the state exam. Also, through endorsement from another licensing jurisdiction, one may apply for the state exam. NDMFTLB will schedule these as needed.

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse License
State Department North Dakota Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink https://www.ndbon.org/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) pass:? Pass an examination approved by the board.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy License
State Department North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
State Department Hyperlink http://ndotboard.com/licensure/licensure.shtml
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450) and 2. North Dakota state board of occupational therapy practice administrative rules self assessment.

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy License
State Department North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy
State Department Hyperlink https://www.ndbpt.org
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) passing score of 600 Jurisprudence Exam (open-book) no min score

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist
State Department North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://ndsbpe.org/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology EPPP Have passed the national standardized examination with a minimum score at the national pass score for all doctoral candidates; Oral exam: The oral exam covers ethical and legal issues relevant to the practice of psychology in North Dakota. It requires knowledge of the APA ethics code and ND law and rules. Applicants are expected to be able to identify major legal and ethical issues, and to articulate a course of action to avoid or remedy problems or concerns.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Initial teacher licensure for in-state graduates or graduates of out-of-state programs requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a state agency-approved teacher education program. An applicant must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50. 67.1-02-02-07. Human relations and cultural diversity. North Dakota education standards and practices board licensure requires coursework in Native American studies, cultural diversity, strategies for creating learning environments that contribute to positive human relationships, and strategies for teaching and assessing diverse learners (e.g., universal design for learning, response to intervention, early intervention, positive behavior interventions and supports). North Dakota graduates applying for licensure meet these requirements through completion of education standards and practices board-approved programs. Teacher preparation programs may meet these requirements through general education, specific content major, professional education requirements, or a combination thereof. Out-of-state applicants must provide evidence documenting successful completion of the requirement to the education standards and practices board within the interim reciprocal licensure requirements in chapter 67.1-02-04.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1200 hour internship consisting of at least 600 hours in a school setting
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis I: ETS-Pre Professional Skills Testing (PPST) Math pass: 170; Reading pass: 173; Writing pass: 173 Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood; School Psychology pass: 151
Additional requirements specific for schools? Special Education: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Reeducation for initial licensure. Applicants who hold nonteaching degrees in content areas taught in public schools may receive, initial licensure by completing the professional education requirements at a state-approved program authorized to recommend applicants for licensure in that area. This reeducation may be completed at the undergraduate or graduate level. The institution with the approved program must document that the applicant's specialty area degree is equivalent to its approved program's specialty area requirements in subdivisions b and c of subsection 1, and recommend the applicant for licensure. Applicants applying under this section must file a completed application form as other initial applicants, comply with the fingerprint background check in subsection 9, and pay all applicable fees.

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Social Worker
State Department Board of Social Work Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.ndbswe.com/
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 Exam (Either Clinical pass: 70, Masters pass: 70, or Bachelors pass: 70)

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech and Language Pathology License
State Department North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.ndsbe.com/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of Speech-Language Pathology practicum involving scope of practice with both adults and children with a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervision of which 375 hours must be in direct patient contact and 25 hours of clinical observation.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Required exam: Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology exam (Score of 600)

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Visually Impaired Special Education Endorsement
State Department North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/
Type of License/Certificate Endorsement
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Requires 1 course or 3 semester hours in Special Education. Human relations and cultural diversity. North Dakota education standards and practices board licensure requires coursework in Native American studies, cultural diversity, strategies for creating learning environments that contribute to positive human relationships, and strategies for teaching and assessing diverse learners (e.g., universal design for learning, response to intervention, early intervention, positive behavior interventions and supports). North Dakota graduates applying for licensure meet these requirements through completion of education standards and practices board-approved programs. Teacher preparation programs may meet these requirements through general education, specific content major, professional education requirements, or a combination thereof. Out-of-state applicants must provide evidence documenting successful completion of the requirement to the education standards and practices board within the interim reciprocal licensure requirements in chapter 67.1-02-04.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Requires 2 semester hour practicum in the area of Visual Impairment
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II: 0280 SE Visual Impairment
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Plan on file (letter from admin requesting endorsement, name of mentor, and enrollment into coursework); Applicant has 3 years to complete all courses.