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State Licensure and ASHA Certification

Certification and Licensure

New York Medical College makes no guarantees regarding an individual’s ability to obtain licensure, certification, or employment.

ASHA Certification

Successful completion of the academic and clinical requirements of the speech-language pathology master’s program prepare graduates for entry-level practice. Upon completion of a clinical fellowship (after graduation) graduates are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The ASHA Standards for Certification can be found on the association website: http://www.asha.org/Certification/2014-Speech­Language-Pathology-Certification-Standards/


Students who complete the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology will also have completed academic and clinical requirements required for licensure in Speech-Language Pathology from the New York State Office of the Professions Division of Professional Licensing Services. Information and instructions for New York licensure are available online:


Students who plan to seek licensure in another state should consult the licensing agency in that state for further information. ASHA maintains links for state contacts and licensing requirements at:


Teacher Certification

The academic and clinical requirements of the speech-language pathology program meet the requirements for the Initial Certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) in New York. In addition to the academic and clinical training components of the program, graduates must complete the following: Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Prevention, Autism – online workshops; Training – Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) – on campus training; Test – Educating All Students (EAS) – students arrange completion at an approved testing site.