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Assessment, Certification & Licensure

Students who complete the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department will also have completed academic and clinical requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence and for a Conditional Speech-Language Pathology License from the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  

ASHA Certification

ASHA Certification is a credential that verifies an individual’s achievement of rigorous, uniform, and validated standards that are nationally recognized.  Following completion of the Master’s degree, an applicant for ASHA Certification must complete a Clinical Fellowship and pass the Praxis in speech-language pathology (Specialty II Area Test - Exam code #20330, Speech-Language Pathology).

Information on how we measure student outcomes can be found on the ASHA website at: 2014 ASHA Standards

Information on the Praxis exam can be found on the ASHA website.

Information and all application forms for ASHA Certification and Membership can be found on the ASHA website.

Read about ASHA's "Gift to the Grad" program

Oregon Licensure

Oregon Licensure is a mandatory credential that grants permission to practice speech-language pathology in the State of Oregon.  Requirements for Oregon Licensure include completion of a Master's degree, completion of a Clinical Fellowship, and passing the Speech-Language Pathology Praxis.  A Conditional License provides for the licensee to work under supervision while completing the Clinical Fellowship.  Applicants may apply for the Conditional License once they have acquired an acceptable employment setting and have identified a Clinical Fellowship Mentor who has been licensed by the Oregon Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 

Information and all application forms for Oregon Licensure can be found on the Oregon Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology website.