The below information has been curated by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) based on Alaska’s rules and regulations for state licensure. Please note that requirements/information may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.
Summary of Alaska Speech Pathology State License Requirements
Alaska speech pathology licensure requires a CCC that meets ASHA standards and procedures. Applicants for an Alaska pathology license will need to earn their master’s in speech pathology in another state, as Alaska does not have accredited in-state institutions (PDF, 257 KB). No clinical observation hours are needed for an Alaskan license.
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Applicants must complete, sign and notarize the packet.
Applicants must pay the necessary fees for the Alaska speech pathology license.
Applicants must provide a certified copy of the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency in speech language pathology or an original verification of certification sent directly from ASHA.
Applicants must provide speech pathology verification from the state where the license was completed.
Applicants must complete an authorization for release of records form.
Speech Language Pathology Licensure Exemptions for Alaska
Alaska speech language pathology licensure exempts licensed physicians, federal employees, speech language pathology trainees and school district employees. Professors of speech pathology may use the title but not practice if they do not hold an Alaska speech language pathology license.1
Reciprocity for Speech Therapists in Alaska
The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development may issue a temporary Alaska speech therapy license to an individual who is licensed in another state and has submitted an application for an Alaska speech therapy licensure.1, 2
Interim Practice for Aspiring Speech Pathologists in Alaska
The department may issue a temporary speech pathology license in Alaska to a non-resident for practice for 60 consecutive days or less in a calendar year if the individual is licensed to practice speech language pathology in another state.1
Continuing Education for Speech Language Pathologists in Alaska
Maintaining your Alaska license does not require hours of continuing education.1
Contact Information for SLP State Licensure in Alaska
Applicants can learn more about speech pathology licensure in Alaska through the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development and its Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing.2
Alaska SLP Licensing Board Oversight
Alaska SLP Licensing is monitored by the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development and its Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. Further information can be found through its regulation of speech language pathologists.2
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development P.O. Box 110806 Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806 Contact: Thomas Bay Phone: 907-465-2588 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org