2022 Maine Speech Pathology State License Guide

If you’re interested in working as a speech language pathologist (SLP) in Maine, you may need to meet unique qualifications for work in that state. Explore Maine SLP state licensure requirements so you know what to expect for this career path.

Information on this page was retrieved from the Maine Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing – Licensing and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) state licensure requirements as of December 2021. Requirements for speech pathology licensure may change. Be sure to check with the licensing board for up-to-date information.

Summary of Maine Speech Pathology State License Requirements

Like speech language pathologists in other states, there are a few main requirements to obtain Maine speech pathology licensure. All of the information on this page comes from the Maine SLP licensing requirements per the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The general requirements include at least a master’s in speech pathology or a more advanced speech pathology degree, a certain number of hours of experience and passing an exam. With the required education, experience and testing, you can apply for a speech pathology license in Maine.

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Speech Pathology Initial Licensure for Maine

For SLP licensure in Maine, speech pathologists need a master’s in speech pathology or a doctoral degree from a program that’s accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) or from a program that the Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing (the Board) determines to be significantly equivalent to and consistent with the requirements for ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) or another organization the Board approves.

A speech pathology state license in Maine also requires a supervised clinical practicum and the completion of a 36-week clinical fellowship. Additionally, Maine speech pathology licensure requires either a passing score on the Praxis exam or a valid ASHA CCC.

Speech Language Pathology Licensure Exemptions for Maine

There are some speech pathology licensure exemptions in Maine for hearing aid dealers, physicians and individuals who hold a valid and current credential as a speech language or hearing clinician issued by the Department of Education. Students who are studying toward a speech pathology degree who need to conduct practices that would otherwise need licensure may also receive an exemption.

Reciprocity for Speech Therapists in Maine

If you’ve worked as a licensed speech pathologist somewhere else in the United States, you may be able to get your Maine speech pathologist licensure without an examination requirement. In Maine, speech pathology license reciprocity may be available for applicants who have a current license in another state, Washington, D.C. or a U.S. territory where the Board deems the licensure standards significantly equivalent to those in Maine.

Interim Practice for Aspiring Speech Pathologists in Maine

In Maine, applicants who have a qualifying degree and a clinical fellowship supervisory plan that is significantly equivalent to the requirements of the ASHA fellowship may qualify for a temporary speech pathologist license. There are no CCC requirements for the supervisor.

Continuing Education for Speech Language Pathologists in Maine

In Maine, speech pathologists must renew their license every year. Speech pathologists who want to renew their license must complete at least 10 hours of continuing professional education each year. Speech pathologists who have dual licenses must complete at least 16 hours of continuing professional education each year.

Contact Information for SLP State Licensure in Maine

The State of Maine Professional & Financial Regulation Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation oversees the Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing. The contact information for the office is:

35 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 624-8500
Website: Maine Financial and Professional Regulation

Other Resources for Maine Speech Pathology Licensure

If you’d like to learn more about speech pathologist licensure in Maine, you can view:

Last updated January 2022.