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STATE LICENSURE OR REGISTRATION MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS  SLP/AUD/Both
Alabama Registration Bachelor's Degree Both
Alaska Registration Associate from approved program or Bachelor's Degree SLP
Arizona Licensure Completion of 60 credit hour training program or approved training program SLP
Arkansas Registration Bachelor's or SLPA Training Program Culminating in Associate's Degree SLP
California Registration Associate from SLPA Program or Bachelor's Degree in SLP or Comm. Dis. SLP
District of Columbia Registration SLPA - Bachelor's in SLP or Associate's Degree from SLPA Technical Training Program
Aud. Asst. - 2 years of college with minimum of 48 semester hours, Associate Degree, or Technical School Certification Program
Both
Florida Certification SLPA - Bachelor's Degree
Aud. Asst. - High School Diploma or Equivalent
Both
Georgia Registration SLP Aide - High School Diploma or Equivalent
Aud. Asst. - Associate Degree or 2 years of College Education or Completion of Technical School Cert. Program in Health Care
Both
Idaho Licensure Bachelor's Degree - Aides; Associate Degree - Assistants SLP
Illinois Licensure Associate or Bachelor's Degree SLP
Indiana Registration Associate Degree - Speech Associate; Bachelor's Degree - Speech Assistant SLP
Kentucky Licensure Bachelor's Degree SLP
Louisiana Licensure Bachelor's Degree SLP
Maine Registration Associate Degree SLP
Maryland Licensure Associate or Bachelor's Degree SLP
Massachusetts Certification Associate Degree from Approved Program or Bachelor's Degree Both
Missouri Registration Bachelor's Degree SLP
Montana Registration Bachelor's Degree/enrolled in grad program - SLP Aide/Assistant I;
Bachelor's Degree - SLP Aide/Assistant II
SLP
Nebraska Registration Associate or Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Both
New Hampshire Certification Associate Degree SLP
New Mexico Licensure
(Temporary)
Bachelor's Degree + Enrollment in Grad Program (or completion of grad hours if not enrolled in master's program; Title = Apprentice in Speech-Language) SLP
North Carolina Registration Associate or Bachelor's Degree SLP
North Dakota Licensure Bachelor's Degree SLP
Oklahoma Licensure Associate Degree (or equivalent) - SLP Assistant
High School Diploma or Equivalent - Audiology Assistant
Both
Oregon Licensure 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of general education credit + 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of technical credit related to communication disorders SLP
Rhode Island Registration Bachelor's Degree + 18 grad. hours - SLP Aide SLP
South Carolina Licensure Bachelor's Degree SLP
South Dakota Licensure Associate or Bachelor's Degree SLP
Tennessee Registration 60 Semester Hours (gen. ed. + knowledge & skills for SLPA) SLP
Texas Licensure Bachelor's Degree - SLP Assistant
Bachelor's Degree or High School Diploma + 20 Hour CAOHC Course/Exam - Aud. Assistant
Both
Washington Certification Associate or Bachelor's Degree SLP
West Virginia Registration Associate or Bachelor's Degree Both
Wyoming Certification Associate or Bachelor's Degree SLP

*The term support personnel as used here refers to individuals having a minimum of an associate degree or equivalent. There are other states that regulate assistants and/or aides which require university coursework, but do not mandate a minimum of an associate degree. Additionally, there are states (e.g., Connecticut, Utah, Minnesota [associate or bachelor's required]) that regulate the practice (duties allowed, prohibited duties, supervision, etc.) but do not credential the assistant. It should be noted that there are states which have support personnel provisions for individuals with a high school diploma or GED who may be referred to as aides or assistants. For example, this is the requirement for audiology and SLP assistants in Ohio and the credential is licensure.

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