Students who wish to pursue a career as a speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) in Texas should review the requirements at the Texas Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) website. Students are responsible for ensuring they meet any TDLR requirements. TDLR specifies grade and semester credit hour requirements. Please review the TDLR website and administrative rules for SLPA licensing. We offer courses to meet the academic requirements for becoming a licensed SLPA in the state of Texas. Students enrolled in Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) courses may have the opportunity to gain the 25 required clinical observation hours.
If you have not completed a bachelor’s degree, you should consider meeting with our Academic Advisor to discuss pursuing a major or minor in COMD.
If you have already obtained a bachelor’s degree in an area other than COMD, then you may pursue courses as a post-bachelor’s student that may fulfill the requirements to become a licensed SLPA in Texas. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they meet any licensing requirements.
We have a post-bachelor's (leveling) program at UH https://uh.edu/class/comd/programs/post-baccalaureate-leveling-program/general-info/ or you can search for other universities with programs (some are completely online) at: https://www.asha.org/students/ (check under "find CSD programs").
The details about becoming licensed as an SLPA in Texas are found on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) website: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/slpa/slp-assistant-apply.htm
More information about SLPA practice can be found on the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association website: https://www.txsha.org/page/assistant-resources and the ASHA website: https://www.asha.org/associates/SLPA-FAQs/
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