4753.08 Waiving examination, educational and professional experience requirements.

The state speech and hearing professionals board shall waive the examination, educational, and professional experience requirements for any applicant who meets any of the following requirements:

(A) On September 26, 1975, had at least a bachelor's degree with a major in speech-language pathology or audiology from an accredited college or university, or was employed as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist for at least nine months at any time within the three years prior to September 26, 1975, if an application providing bona fide proof of such degree or employment was filed with the former board of speech-language pathology and audiology within one year after that date, and was accompanied by the application fee as prescribed in division (A) of section 4753.11 of the Revised Code;

(B) Presents proof to the state speech and hearing professionals board of current certification or licensure in good standing in the area in which licensure is sought in a state that has standards at least equal to the standards for licensure that are in effect in this state at the time the applicant applies for the license;

(C) Presents proof to the state speech and hearing professionals board of both of the following:

(1) Having current certification or licensure in good standing in audiology in a state that has standards at least equal to the standards for licensure as an audiologist that were in effect in this state on December 31, 2005;

(2) Having first obtained that certification or licensure not later than December 31, 2007.

(D) Presents proof to the state speech and hearing professionals board of a current certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology or audiology that is in good standing and received from the American speech-language-hearing association in the area in which licensure is sought.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §130.11, eff. 1/21/2018.

Effective Date: 01-01-2002; 01-01-2006 .