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Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification

Karen McGovern, Program Director

Consumer Protection is our Mission

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.



The Continuing Competency Program is Now in Effect!

  • Speech-language pathologists are required to comply with continuing competency (CC) requirements.
  • Certificate holders will begin participating on December 1, 2014.
  • CC requirements must be met prior to renewing a certificate in 2015.

Program requirements are posted on the CC page found by clicking  the "Continuing Professional Competency - Speech-Language Pathologists" tab on the left side menu of this page.



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(303) 894-7800 - Phone (303) 894-7693 - Fax