South Dakota Speech-Language Pathology Licensing Guide - 2024

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 18th, 2024

Speech Pathology Licensure Guide for the state of South Dakota

Welcome to the comprehensive guide on licensing for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) in South Dakota. This guide aims to provide you with a clear understanding of the licensing requirements and processes involved in pursuing a career in speech-language pathology within the state. Whether you’re an aspiring SLP or an SLPA looking to advance your career, this resource will serve as a valuable reference to navigate the licensing procedures in South Dakota.

Speech-Language Pathologists play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating communication disorders and swallowing difficulties in individuals of all ages. In South Dakota, the Department of Health’s Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is responsible for overseeing the licensing and regulation of SLPs and SLPAs. Obtaining a license is essential to practice legally and ethically in the state, ensuring that individuals receive the highest quality of care from qualified professionals.

This guide will provide an overview of the licensing requirements, including educational criteria, clinical practicum hours, and examinations for SLPs and SLPAs in South Dakota. Additionally, it will outline the application process, fees, and renewal requirements to maintain a valid license.

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