Illinois Speech-Language Pathology Licensing Guide - 2024

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 19th, 2024

Speech Pathology Licensure Guide for the state of Illinois

Welcome to the Illinois State Speech-Language Pathology Licensing Guide. As a speech-language pathologist, you play a critical role in assessing, diagnosing, and treating communication disorders, helping people of all ages improve their communication skills and achieve success in their lives.

In Illinois, it is mandatory to obtain a license in order to practice speech-language pathology as either a speech-language pathologist (SLP) or a speech-language pathologist assistant (SLPA). This guide is intended to provide you with a comprehensive overview of both SLP and SLPA licensing processes in Illinois, including the educational, clinical, and professional requirements, as well as the licensure exam.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced practitioner, navigating the licensure process can be overwhelming. This guide is designed to help you understand the steps involved, and to provide you with the information you need to achieve your professional goals. So, let’s begin exploring the requirements for becoming a licensed speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathologist assistant in the state of Illinois.

SLP Licensure Guides

SLPA Licensure Guides