South Carolina Speech-Language Pathology Assistant License Reciprocity Guide - 2024

AKA: South Carolina SLPA Reciprocity

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 18th, 2024

South Carolina Speech-Language Pathology Assistant License Reciprocity Process

Reciprocity in South Carolina allows a licensed speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) to apply for a South Carolina SLPA licensure using their license from another state. In order to qualify for a compact privilege in any member state under Section 40-67-530, an SLPA must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Hold an active SLPA license in their home state
  • Have no restrictions on any state SLPA license
  • You must not have had any negative consequences related to your SLPA license or compact privilege within the past two years from the time you submitted your application.
  • Please inform the commission that you plan to request a compact privilege in a state that is not your current location.
  • Pay all applicable fees for the compact privilege, including any state fees.

If a licensee offers speech-language pathology services in a state other than their own, it’s crucial to remember that they must comply with that state’s regulatory authority. This means that the remote state may take appropriate measures to safeguard the health and well-being of its residents, such as revoking a licensee’s compact privilege for a specific duration, imposing fines, or other necessary actions, in accordance with the state’s laws and due process.