Rhode Island Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Guide - 2024

AKA: Rhode Island Speech Therapist Reciprocity

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 18th, 2024

Rhode Island Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Process

Speech-language pathology reciprocity is an arrangement between states to simplify the licensing process for speech-language pathologists. If you have completed SLP education and met certain experience and licensing requirements, a state with a reciprocal agreement with your home state can expedite your application process. The rules and requirements for speech-language pathology reciprocity vary between states. Some states offer full reciprocity, while others provide only partial reciprocity.

A speech-language pathologist seeking an SLP license in Rhode Island may be eligible to receive one from the Rhode Island Department of Health if they possess a valid license in good standing from another state that maintains comparable standards.

The eligibility criteria for obtaining a speech-language pathology license in Rhode Island are as follows:

  • Possess a valid license or certificate from another state, provided that the licensure criteria were substantially equivalent to or more stringent than the criteria that were in place in Rhode Island at the time the license was issued.
  • Hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) or board certification in audiology from the American Board of Audiology (ABA).