Pennsylvania Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Guide - 2024

AKA: Pennsylvania Speech Therapist Reciprocity

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 18th, 2024

Pennsylvania Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Process

To be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania through reciprocity, an applicant must provide evidence of holding a valid license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in another state that has licensing standards deemed by the Pennsylvania Board to be at least equivalent to those in the Commonwealth. Alternatively, applicants can also apply for licensure through waiver by holding a current certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Pennsylvania’s Act 41 has made it easier for professionals holding out-of-state licenses to work in the state. This act grants authority to all boards and commissions within the Commonwealth to endorse licensees from other states, territories, or jurisdictions, as long as their licensing requirements are substantially equivalent to Pennsylvania’s, and they are in good standing with no disciplinary actions against their license or criminal convictions. This portability provision in Act 41 opens up opportunities for qualified professionals to join the vibrant healthcare community in Pennsylvania and contribute to the well-being of its residents.

You can find links to apply for licensure for each method from the this PA State Board webpage.