Rhode Island State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

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Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist
State Department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Board of Examiners, Rhode Island Department of Health
State Department Hyperlink https://opengov.sos.ri.gov/GOVDirectoryPublic/GOVDirectoryMeetingDetails?EntityID=3365
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum experience that is equivalent to a minimum of twelve (12) months of full-time, supervised experience, that may be completed as part of the graduate degree
Licensure Dependent on an Exam?  Passing the national PRAXIS examination in Audiology

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

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Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
State Department Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range  PK - 12
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a minimum of one (1) year of practical residency or the equivalent in this area and a minimum of sixty (60) hours Field Experience
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (5272): Passing Score160 and American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) (0634): Passing Score-170 or 3 credits in American Sign Language
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Applicants can attain certification by completing a Rhode Island Approved Program for Educator Certification that is designed to prepare individuals working on an Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate. Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate The Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate is issued to individuals who are enrolled in an approved Rhode Island Alternate Route Program (see standards in section 8.2.2.1) and who have been offered employment by a Rhode Island School district.

Early Childhood Educator

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Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Education Certificate (PreK - Grade 2)
State Department Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 2nd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a minimum of 12 weeks of Student Teaching in this area and a minimum of 60 hours of Field Experience prior to Student Teaching.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Early Childhood Education (5025): Passing Score - 156 and Education of Young Children (5024): Passing Score - 160
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Applicants can attain certification by completing a Rhode Island Approved Program for Educator Certification that is designed to prepare individuals working on an Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate. Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate The Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate is issued to individuals who are enrolled in an approved Rhode Island Alternate Route Program (see standards in section 8.2.2.1) and who have been offered employment by a Rhode Island School district.

Early Childhood Special Educator

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Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Special Education Certificate (Birth-Grade 2)
State Department Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Unspecified
Age Range Birth - 2nd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a minimum of 12 weeks of Student Teaching in this area and a minimum of 60 hours of Field Experience prior to Student Teaching.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood (5691) and Early Childhood Education (5025): Passing Score - 156 or Elementary Multiple Subjects (5001) comprised of 4 parts.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Applicants can attain certification by completing a Rhode Island Approved Program for Educator Certification that is designed to prepare individuals working on an Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate. Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate The Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate is issued to individuals who are enrolled in an approved Rhode Island Alternate Route Program (see standards in section 8.2.2.1) and who have been offered employment by a Rhode Island School district.

Family Therapist

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Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapists
State Department Rhode Island Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists, Department of Health
State Department Hyperlink https://rules.sos.ri.gov/regulations/part/216-40-05-11
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework
  1. Has completed a master’s degree or certificate in advanced graduate studies or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a recognized educational institution, or a graduate degree in an allied field from a recognized educational institution and graduate-level course work that is equivalent to a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and must include the required components of the Core Curriculum as indicated in § 11.5.2 of this Part AND
  2. Has completed sixty (60) semester credit hours within their graduate degree or post-graduate degree program specializing in marital and family therapy.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Twelve (12) semester credit hours of supervised practicum and a minimum of one (1) calendar year of supervised internship consisting of twenty (20) hours per week deemed equivalent by the Board
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The exam required for licensure is The Marital and Family Therapy Examination (MFT). The exam is administered by The Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB).

Nurse

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Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Licensed Registered Nurse
State Department The Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education; Rhode Island Department of Health
State Department Hyperlink https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification/RICertificationRequirementsandApplications.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelors
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 3 years of Documented Experience as a Professional Nurse*.Completion of a minimum of 12 weeks of Student Teaching in this area and a minimum of 60 hours of Field Experience prior to Student Teaching. Demonstration of meeting the Professional Competencies of Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS) and the Content Competencies as prescribed by the American Nurses Association (ANA).
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The applicant is required to pass a written or computerized adaptive testing examination determined by the board of nurse registration and nursing education (NCLEX).

Occupational Therapist

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Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist
State Department Board of Occupational Therapy, Rhode Island Department of Health
State Department Hyperlink https://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=234
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? For an occupational therapist, a minimum of twenty-four (24) weeks of supervised fieldwork experience is required. For an occupational therapy assistant, a minimum of twelve (12) weeks is required.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Pass the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists, Registered or National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapy Assistants of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or other occupational therapy certification examination as approved by the Board.

Physical Therapist

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Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist
State Department Board of Physical Therapy, Rhode Island Department of Health
State Department Hyperlink http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=236
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctoral
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Has passed the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) or other physical therapy certification examination as approved by the department in consultation with the board to determine the applicant's fitness to engage in the practice of physical therapy.

Psychologist

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Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Clinical Psychologist
State Department Rhode Island Board of Psychology, State of Rhode Island, Department of Health
State Department Hyperlink http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=241
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. A minimum of thirty-six (36) credit hours shall be earned in residence at the educational institution through in-person psychology instruction with multiple program faculty and students; 2. At least seventy-two (72) semester hours or one hundred-eight (108) quarter hours of graduate course credits completed (excluding dissertation and supervised experience credits) were predominantly psychological in nature and encompassed courses equivalent to the program of study for psychologists whose curriculum includes a minimum of three (3) academic years of full-time graduate study, including instruction in scientific and professional ethics and standards, research design and methodology, statistics and psychometrics, history and systems of psychology and a major field of concentration. Within this basic program should be included a minimum of three (3) or more graduate semester hours or five (5) or more graduate quarter hours with demonstrated competency in each of the following areas: (i) Biological Bases of Behavior: (e.g., physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, psychopharmacology); (ii) Cognitive-Affective Bases of Psychology: (e.g., learning, thinking, emotion and motivation); (iii) Social Bases of Behavior: (e.g., group process, multiculturalism, organizational and systems theory); and iv) Individual Differences: (e.g., personality theory, human development, abnormal psychology).
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completed fifteen hundred (1,500) hours of supervised internship after completion of the equivalent of two (2) years of full-time graduate study in an integrated organized study program
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Applicants shall be required to pass the Examination of Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) offered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), 75

School Psychologist

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Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist Certificate (Pre?K ? Grade 12)
State Department Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Advanced degree in School Psychology
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? School Psychologist (5402): Passing score-147. Applicants prepared in a program where the language of instruction was not English must achieve a passing score of 64 on the Versant Pro Speaking and Writing assessments.

Social Worker – Licensed Clinical

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Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State Department Board of Social Work Examiners, Rhode Island Department of Health
State Department Hyperlink https://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=245
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Has passed, to the satisfaction of the Board, a national examination by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) at the appropriate level as specified herein. All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations.

Social Worker – Licensed Independent Clinical

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Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
State Department Board of Social Work Examiners, Rhode Island Department of Health
State Department Hyperlink http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=245
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Has passed, to the satisfaction of the Board, a national examination by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) at the appropriate level as specified herein. All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations.

Speech Language Pathologist- School

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Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Pathologist
State Department Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Pass a national examination in speech-language pathology as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or other national accrediting association as may be approved by the Board. the NTE Specialty Area Test in speech and language pathology is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Speech Language Pathologist

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Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Pathologist
State Department Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Board of Examiners, Rhode Island Department of Health
State Department Hyperlink https://opengov.sos.ri.gov/GOVDirectoryPublic/GOVDirectoryMeetingDetails?EntityID=3365
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The requirement is the degree shall consist of course work in accordance with the current minimum requirements for the certificate of clinical competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or other national accrediting association as may be approved by the Board.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Pass a national examination in speech-language pathology as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or other national accrediting association as may be approved by the Board. The Praxis Speech-Language Pathology test scores of 162.

Vision Specialist

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Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Special Education- Visually Impaired
State Department Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.ride.ri.gov/TeachersAdministrators/EducatorCertification.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a minimum of 12 weeks of Student Teaching in this area and a minimum of 60 hours of Field Experience prior to Student Teaching.
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework? Demonstration of meeting the Professional Competencies of the Rhode Island
Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS), Demonstration of meeting the Content Competencies as prescribed by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Demonstrate competency in reading and writing Braille
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Special Education Teaching Students with Visual Impairments (5282): Passing Score-163 and Braille Proficiency (0633): Passing Score-169
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Applicants can attain certification by completing a Rhode Island Approved Program for Educator Certification that is designed t prepare individuals working on an Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate. Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate The Alternate Route Preliminary Certificate is issued to individuals who are enrolled in an approved Rhode Island Alternate Roue Program (see standards in section 8.2.2.1) and who have been offered employment by a Rhode Island School district.