To practice speech pathology in Minnesota, you’ll want to pursue state licensure for speech language pathologists. The process of obtaining SLP licensure in Minnesota helps ensure that candidates meet the necessary education, experience and examination requirements for licensing set by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Complete 400 hours of supervised clinical experience as set out by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence. A minimum of 375 hours should be in direct contact with clients or patients.
Pass the national exam in speech language pathology.
Speech Language Pathology Licensure Exemptions for Minnesota
Any person that is registered, certified or licensed to practice an occupation or profession that is within their area of practice.
State licensed school personnel practicing within the constraints of their school license.
A student participating in supervised coursework or fieldwork that has a designated title clearly indicating they are a student trainee.
Applicants visiting Minnesota and using a protected title while in Minnesota, providing the title is associated with a state-licensed SLP or audiologist. It must be used as part of professional activity, limited in scope and duration to no more than 30 days in a calendar year.