Qualifications and Procedures for Temporary Licenses
(1) A Limited Term License is a temporary license issued to a speech-language pathologist or audiologist applicant and a Limited Term Certificate is a certificate issued to a speech-language pathology assistant applicant whose application for regular licensure is submitted after May 1st of each odd-numbered year. Applicants for a Conditional License in speech-language pathology are not eligible to obtain limited term licenses.
(a) Limited Term Licenses and Certificates expire at the same time as regular licenses, January 30th of even-numbered years.
(b) Limited Term License or Certificate holders must comply with all Board rules and policies related to applications for license renewal, which must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. on December 31st of odd-numbered years. Upon meeting all requirements for license renewal, holder of Limited Term Licenses and Certificates may be issued regular licenses of the same type.
(2) A Temporary Conditional License or a Temporary License may be issued for up to 90 days to a speech-language pathologist or audiologist applicant who meets all other requirements for licensure but whose graduate degree will not be conferred before employment begins, as provided in OAR 335-060-0005(3)(b).
(a) A temporary license issued under this rule is not renewable.
(b) The official transcript must be submitted to the Board office as soon as possible after the degree is conferred, but in no case later than 60 days following issuance of the temporary license. When all licensure requirements are met, the temporary license holder may be issued a regular license of the same type.
(3) A Provisional Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate is a temporary license certificate issued by the Board to speech-language pathology assistant applicants who have completed academic requirements in OAR 335-095-0030(1) and (2), while they are actively engaged in completing the clinical fieldwork hours required in 335-095-0030(3) outside of an academic program.
(a) A Provisional Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate may be issued for up to 180 days. It may not be renewed. A Provisional Certificate may be upgraded to a regular Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate.
(b) A holder of a Provisional Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate must be directly supervised 100% of the time they are engaged in clinical fieldwork. The supervisor must be qualified and the clinical fieldwork documented according to OAR 335-095-0030.
(c) A holder of a Provisional Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate must clearly identify themselves as a “provisional speech-language pathology assistant”, and may not hold a job title of or be employed as a “speech-language pathology assistant”. The provisional certificate holder may be employed in a unlicensed position such as educational assistant, may be paid a stipend, or may be uncompensated.
(d) The provisional certificate holder may apply for an upgrade to a speech-language pathology assistant certificate upon completion of all requirements in OAR 335-095-0030. Application to upgrade the provisional certificate must be postmarked no later than 15 days prior to its expiration. The provisional certificate holder may not practice as a speech-language pathology assistant without direct supervision until receiving a regular speech-language pathology assistant certificate.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 681
Stats. Implemented: ORS 681.285 & 681.340
Hist.: SPA 3-2013(Temp), f. 6-28-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13 thru 12-28-13; SPA 4-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-13-13 thru 12-28-13; SPA 5-2013, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-13
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