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RULE §111.45Intern in Speech-Language Pathology License--Application and Eligibility Requirements

(a) Unless otherwise indicated, an applicant must submit all required information and documentation of credentials on department-approved forms.

(b) An applicant for an intern in speech-language pathology license must submit the following required documentation:

  (1) a completed application on a department-approved form;

  (2) if the graduate degree has been conferred, an original or certified copy of the transcript(s), which shows all relevant coursework, and which shows the applicant possesses a minimum of a master's degree with a major in one of the areas of communicative sciences or disorders;

  (3) if the applicant graduated from a college or university with a program not accredited by the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation, an original signed letter from ASHA stating the Council for Clinical Certification accepted the course work and clinical experience;

  (4) if the graduate degree has not been conferred, the Course Work and Clinical Experience Form completed by the university program director or designee of the college or university attended;

  (5) if the applicant's transcript is in a language other than English or the degree was earned at a foreign university, an original evaluation form from an approved transcript evaluation service stating that the applicant's degree is a master's degree or higher with a major in one of the areas of communicative sciences or disorders;

  (6) an Intern Plan and Agreement of Supervision Form completed by the proposed supervisor and signed by both the applicant and the proposed supervisor;

  (7) proof of successfully completing the jurisprudence examination under §111.23; and

  (8) the initial application fee required under §111.160.

(c) If not previously submitted when applying for an assistant license, an applicant for an intern in speech-language pathology license must submit a completed legible set of fingerprints, on a form prescribed by the department, to the Department of Public Safety for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information. An applicant must successfully pass a criminal history background check pursuant to Texas Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 53, and the department's criminal conviction guidelines.

(d) An applicant must complete all licensing requirements within one year from the date the application was submitted. After that year an applicant will be required to submit a new application and all required materials in addition to paying a new application fee.

Source Note: The provisions of this §111.45 adopted to be effective October 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 4441; amended to be effective May 1, 2018, 43 TexReg 2544; amended to be effective August 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 5172

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