Utah State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist
State Department Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/speech_audiology.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? American Speech-Language Hearing Association Praxis Audiology; pass:170

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) with Hearing Impaired Endorsement
State Department Utah Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354 or 0354); pass: 160
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Alternative Licensing Route (1) A license applicant shall have a bachelors degree or higher from an accredited higher education institution in an area related to the position he seeks; and (2) A license applicant shall have skills, talents or abilities, as evaluated by the employing entity, making the applicant appropriate for a licensed teaching position and eligible to participate in an ARL program. (3) While beginning an alternative licensing program, an applicant shall be approved for employment under a letter of authorization for a maximum of one school year and may be employed under an ARL license for an additional two years. An ARL program may not exceed three school years.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Elementary Education License (Grade 1-8) with added on Early Childhood (Grades K- grade 3) area of concentration
State Department Utah State Office of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Early Literacy Course, Early Childhood Development or an Early Childhood Education Methods Course, Kindergarten Curriculum Course, Early Childhood Education Assessment Course
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Early Childhood Ed. (ECE) Content Knowledge Praxis 5022 (computer) or Praxis 0022 (paper & pencil) - Passing Score (160)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) License
State Department Utah Department of Education; also found listed as Utah State Office of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 5 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 0354; pass: 160
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Also accepts: Special Ed License (K-12); Babywatch Early Intervention Credential.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapy
State Department Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/marriage_family_therapy.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework (A) six semester hours/nine quarter hours of course work in theoretical foundations of marital and family therapy; (B) nine semester hours/12 quarter hours of course work in assessment and treatment in marriage and family therapy, including Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM); (C) six semester hours/nine quarter hours of course work in human development and family studies which include ethnic minority issues, and gender issues including sexuality, sexual functioning, and sexual identity; (D) three semester hours/four quarter hours in professional ethics; (E) three semester hours/four quarter hours in research methodology and data analysis; (F) three semester hours/four quarter hours in electives in marriage and family therapy.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A clinical practicum of not fewer than 600 hours which includes not fewer than 100 hours of face to face supervision and not fewer than 500 direct contact hours of face to face supervised clinical practice of which not less than 250 hours shall be with couples or families who are physically present in the therapy room.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? An applicant for licensure as a marriage and family therapist must pass the Examination of Marital and Family Therapy written for the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards.

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? NCLEX-RN exam
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Base: completion of a state approved registered nursing education program; Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy License
State Department Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)
State Department Hyperlink http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/occupational_therapy.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy License
State Department Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/physical_therapy.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Jurisprudence: pass an open-book, take-home Utah Physical Therapy Law and Rule Examination; 2. National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) pass:?
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist
State Department Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/psychology.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) developed by the American Association of State Psychology Board (ASPPB) with a passing score as recommended by the ASPPB; and 2. Pass the Utah Psychologist Law and Ethics Examination with a score of not less than 75%.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department Utah State Office of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II School Psychologist (0401); pass: 165

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Clinical Social Worker OR Certified Social Worker
State Department Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/social_work.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Worker Boards ASWB Clinical Examination Not mentioned specifically for School Social Worker License
Additional requirements specific for schools? School Social Work License (Must have Masters) and completed an approved school social work internship in a school setting or in an agency which includes a substantial amount of experience with children and contact with schools.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathologist
State Department Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Department Hyperlink http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/speech_audiology.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology exam (Score of 600)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Visually Impaired Endorsement
State Department Utah State Office of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications; pass: 160; or one of the Highly Qualified (HQ) test offerings.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential
Additional requirements specific for schools? Visually Impaired Endorsement on top of Preschool Special Ed permits the holder to teach students who are blind or other visually impaired. Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) license area of concentration shall have done all of the following: (1) graduated with a bachelor's degree, (2) completed a Board-approved program for the preparation of Preschool Special Education (Birth-Age 5) specialists; (3) been recommended by an institution whose program of preparation is Board-approved and accredited consistent with R277-503.