South Carolina State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology License
State Department South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Speech/index.asp?file=licensure.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Verification of Supervised Clinical Experience. Written verification of the completion of 350 clock hours within the training institution or in one of its cooperating programs of supervised, direct clinical experience with individuals presenting a variety of disorders of communication must be presented. Verification must be submitted with initial application.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National: Praxis Examination in Audiology ; Passing score: 170
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Audiologists in the public schools are contract employees and do not fall under specific teacher requirements of the state Department of Education http://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/SC/SCteachrequire/

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Deafness and Hard of Hearing Specialist
State Department South Carolina Department of Mental Health- Deaf Services
State Department Hyperlink http://www.scdmh.org/deafmh/overview.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.

Special Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Certification

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Special Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Certification
State Department South Carolina State Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Specialized preparation in: 1. Introduction to Exceptional Learners/Special Education 2. Teaching of Reading 3. Methods/Procedures for Teaching Speech Reading 4. Psychology of Hearing Impaired 5. Teaching of Language to Students with Hearing Impairment Also Two electives from the following courses: 1. Educational Assessment 2. Anatomy of the Auditory and Speech Mechanism 3. History of Education and Guidance for the Hearing Impaired 4. Audiology, Hearing Aids, and Auditory Training 5. Methods of Teaching Elementary School Subjects 6. Principles of Speech Correction 7. Physical Education and Recreation for the Exceptional Child 8. Nature of Emotional Disabilities 9. Nature of Learning Disabilities 10. Remedial Reading 11. Introduction to Rehabilitation and Community Services
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum in Instruction of the Exceptional Child
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood Praxis Exam ; Passing score: 159
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1. Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE:) PACE offers qualified participants an opportunity to teach in a South Carolina public school while completing the requirements for professional licensure. Participants receive hands-on experience in the classroom and the support of experienced educators as they complete a series training seminars and courses. 2. American Board for Certification of Teaching Excellence (ABCTE) : ABCTE offers a series of examinations that lead to a license in secondary English, mathematics, or science areas. Individuals who pass these examination(s) can seek employment and work toward professional licensure. 3. South Carolina ABCTE 4. Teach for America (TFA) : Teach for America is a national program designed to recruit a diverse group of high-achieving recent college graduates to teach for two years in high-need, low-income communities.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Education Certification
State Department South Carolina State Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Specialized preparation: 1. The Behavior and Development of the Young Child* 2. Curriculum for Early Childhood Education 3. Methods and Materials for Early Childhood 4. Practicum in Early Childhood Education** 5. Teaching Reading at the Elementary Level; or Emergent Literacy 6. Content courses in math, science, and social studies (each must be represented) * Credits earned in the area of child psychology are acceptable.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 3 Semester hours of a practicum in Early Childhood Education
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis: Principles of Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood; Passing Score: 159
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1. Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE:) PACE offers qualified participants an opportunity to teach in a South Carolina public school while completing the requirements for professional licensure. Participants receive hands-on experience in the classroom and the support of experienced educators as they complete a series training seminars and courses. 2. American Board for Certification of Teaching Excellence (ABCTE) : ABCTE offers a series of examinations that lead to a license in secondary English, mathematics, or science areas. Individuals who pass these examination(s) can seek employment and work toward professional licensure. 3. South Carolina ABCTE 4. Teach for America (TFA) : Teach for America is a national program designed to recruit a diverse group of high-achieving recent college graduates to teach for two years in high-need, low-income communities.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Special Education Certification
State Department South Carolina State Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 6 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Specialized Preparation in: 1. Human Growth and Development 2. Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education 3. Partnerships in Early Childhood Special Education: Teaming 4. With Parents and Professional 5. Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities 6. Procedures for Working with Young Children with Disabilities 7. Social/Emotional Development and Guidance for Young Children
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete 3 credit hours of "Practicum/Field Experience" (May be waived based on two years' successful experience teaching young children with disabilities)
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood Praxis Exam ; Passing score: 159
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1. Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE:) PACE offers qualified participants an opportunity to teach in a South Carolina public school while completing the requirements for professional licensure. Participants receive hands-on experience in the classroom and the support of experienced educators as they complete a series training seminars and courses. 2. American Board for Certification of Teaching Excellence (ABCTE) : ABCTE offers a series of examinations that lead to a license in secondary English, mathematics, or science areas. Individuals who pass these examination(s) can seek employment and work toward professional licensure. 3. South Carolina ABCTE 4. Teach for America (TFA) : Teach for America is a national program designed to recruit a diverse group of high-achieving recent college graduates to teach for two years in high-need, low-income communities.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
State Department Hyperlink http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/counselors/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Must have: (1) Completed a minimum of three (3) graduate semester hours in Psychopathology in academic training from a college or university approved by the Board. This course must provide the practitioner with an understanding of psychopathology, abnormal psychology, abnormal behavior, etiology dynamics, and treatment of abnormal behavior; and (2) Completed a minimum of three (3) graduate semester hours in Diagnostics in academic training from a college or university approved by the Board. This course must provide the practitioner with an understanding of the diagnostics of psychopathology .
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board's (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy (unable to find passing score)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation South Carolina Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/index.asp?file=licensure.htm
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); Passing score- the exam is pass/fail
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist License
State Department South Carolina Department of Public Health, Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy
State Department Hyperlink http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/OccupationalTherapy/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Has completed successfully a minimum of six months of supervised field work experience at an educational institution approved by the educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirements
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. National: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examinatio; Passing score: 450 2. State: Jurisprudence Exam ; Passing score: 70%
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist License
State Department South Carolina Department of Department of Public Health South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy
State Department Hyperlink http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/PhysicalTherapy/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Examinations (NPTE); Passing Score: 600
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Licensed Psychologist
State Department South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Psychology/index.asp?file=licensure.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must present evidence of two (2) years of supervised experience, one year of which must have been completed post-doctorally, for 3,000 hours total minimum. Each year (or equivalent) shall be comprised of at least 1,500 hours of actual work, to include direct service, training, and supervisory time. A pre-doctoral internship/residency may be counted as one of the two years of experience. The Predoctoral Supervision Form must be submitted by the internship director or pre-doctoral supervisor to verify one year of pre-doctoral supervision.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? State: Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP); Passing Score: 500 (for the computerized exam)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist I
State Department South Carolina State Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? A score of 660 on the Praxis examination in School Psychology

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker
State Department South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
State Department Hyperlink http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/socialworkers/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? ASWB Bachelor's exam, passing score depends on the level of exam you're taking, and which version (form) of the exam you get. Generally, passing scores range from 94-107 or more correct of the 150 scored items.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Pathology License
State Department South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Speech/index.asp?file=licensure.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 350 clock hours within the training institution or in one of its cooperating programs of supervised, direct clinical experience with individuals presenting a variety of disorders of communication must be presented. Verification must be submitted with initial application.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National: Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology; Passing Score: 600
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Education of Blind and Visually Impaired Certification
State Department South Carolina State Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Specialized Preparation in: 1. Teaching of Reading 2. Nature of Visually Impaired 3. Educational Procedures for Visually Impaired 4. Braille - Reading and Writing 5. Advanced Braille (that includes Nemeth Code) 6. Anatomy, Physiology, and Function of the Eye 7. Low Vision 8. Teaching Students with Multiple Handicaps
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum in Instruction of the Visually Impaired Child (Practicum may be waived based on two years' successful experience teaching visually impaired).
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood Praxis Exam ; Passing score: 159
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Part C providers are required to obtain the South Carolina Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics is the online training course that must be completed by BabyNet personnel in order to obtain the S.C. Part C Credential. BabyNet Basics takes about 3 hours to complete. The course, BabyNet Basics, is divided into 3 Lessons; Lesson 1: Introduction to BabyNet, Lesson 2: BabyNet Service Delivery System, and Lesson 3: Introduction to the IFSP. Lesson 1 is the longest lesson, which consists of 3 smaller course units (BabyNet Beginnings, BabyNet System Components 1, and BabyNet System Components 2). At the end of each lesson, there is a 30-question test that must be successfully passed in order to complete the lesson. For the Lesson 3 test, it may be helpful to have a copy of an IFSP available. A blank copy of the IFSP can be found on the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness, BabyNet Webpage.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1. Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE:) PACE offers qualified participants an opportunity to teach in a South Carolina public school while completing the requirements for professional licensure. Participants receive hands-on experience in the classroom and the support of experienced educators as they complete a series training seminars and courses. 2. American Board for Certification of Teaching Excellence (ABCTE) : ABCTE offers a series of examinations that lead to a license in secondary English, mathematics, or science areas. Individuals who pass these examination(s) can seek employment and work toward professional licensure. 3. South Carolina ABCTE 4. Teach for America (TFA) : Teach for America is a national program designed to recruit a diverse group of high-achieving recent college graduates to teach for two years in high-need, low-income communities.