Texas Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Guide - 2024

AKA: Texas Speech Therapist Reciprocity

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 19th, 2024

Texas Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Process

Reciprocity refers to the process where a state allows an individual with a speech-language pathology licensure from another state to transfer that license without retaking the licensing exam. However, Texas does not currently have reciprocity with other states.

To obtain a Texas speech therapy license, it is necessary to submit an initial license application and fulfill the state’s licensure requirements. However, there is an exception for those who hold the CCC-SLP certificate.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Board has the authority to grant a Texas speech therapy license to a CCC-SLP holder and exempt them from the examination and clinical requirements. The CCC-SLP is a widely recognized symbol of competence for professionals in the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. In addition, it is recognized for reciprocity or interim practice in 34 states, making it an essential credential for professionals seeking to move or work in another state.

States that recognize the CCC for reciprocity or interim practice appreciate the credential’s high standards and scientific validity. The requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) are either equivalent to or more demanding than the requirements for initial licensure in any state. Hence, individuals who possess the CCC can be assured that they meet the qualifications for licensure in any state.