Ohio Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Guide - 2024

AKA: Ohio Speech Therapist Reciprocity

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 18th, 2024

Ohio Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Process

In Ohio, speech-language pathologists can use their certification or license from another state. This is called “license reciprocity.” If an applicant meets any of the following requirements, the state speech and hearing professionals board will waive the examination, educational, and professional experience requirements:

  • An applicant must have had a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university. Alternatively, they must have been employed as a speech-language pathologist for at least nine months within any given time, the three years.
  • To obtain licensure, an applicant must present proof of current certification or licensure in good standing in the area for which licensure is sought. The certification or licensure must be from a state with licensure standards equal to or higher than the standards in the state where licensure is being sought. This must be demonstrated at the time of application.
  • To obtain licensure, an applicant must present proof of a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology or audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The certificate must be in good standing and must be in the area for which licensure is sought.

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC)

The Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a member of the ASLP-IC. This means that licensed speech-language pathologists can practice in other member states without getting licensed again.

This is helpful because it allows professionals to provide services to people who live far away or in areas without many resources. They can do this through telepractice, which means using technology to communicate with patients, clients, or students. It also makes it easier for people who move or travel to another compact state to continue getting the care they need. The ASLP-IC benefits the public by making it easier for professionals to offer services across state lines.