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Effective July 1, 2013, a person cannot practice speech-language pathology or represent or hold himself or herself out as being able to practice speech-language pathology in Colorado without possessing a valid certification issued by the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations (“Director”). Please see Section 12-43.7-108, C.R.S., and Rule 16 for exclusions. FAQ's are available here.
The Colorado Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification regulates individual certificate holders in the state of Colorado. Office activities include certification, investigating complaints, and enforcing disciplinary actions against those who violate the Speech-Language Pathology Practice Act and Director's rules and regulations. The mission of the Office is consumer protection through licensing and enforcement. The Office regulates persons who are representing or holding themselves out as speech-language pathologists or who are performing services that constitute speech-language pathology. School speech-language pathologists who are paid solely by a school district, board of cooperative services, or state charter school providing services to exceptional children are excluded from regulation by this Office.
House Bill 12-1303 passed in 2012 will require Colorado certified Speech-Language Pathologists to demonstrate their continuing competency (CC) in order to renew or reinstate their certification. The CC program becomes effective on July 1, 2014; licensees will begin participating in CC after they renew their license in 2014. All new CC requirements must be met prior to renewing in 2015. The program is still in the implementation process and rulemaking will take place in Fall 2013. All meetings are noticed in the calendar of the Program's website and are open to the public. Licensees will be alerted of the program and its requirements through email updates, outreach events, the Program’s website, webinars or other methods after rules are adopted in 2013.
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