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Credentialing (Licensure/Certification)

Consumers should inquire about the background and fees of any professional offering speech-language-hearing services. Minimal standards for such professionals are the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA, supervised clinical practicum, and receipt of a passing score on a national examination.

Colorado Credentialing Requirements- Public Schools

All audiologists who are practicing outside the public schools in Colorado must be registered with the State of Colorado. For further information on registration requirements, contact the Licensing Board at (303) 894-2464 or see the Colorado Department of Regulation web site for more information.

For further information on school licensure requirements, please contact the Colorado Department of Education, Teacher Education and Certification Unit, State Office Building, 201 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203, telephone (303) 866-6628.

Colorado Certification - State

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.


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Continuing Professional Competency - Speech-Language Pathologists

Office of Speech-Language Pathology

Slide Guides to Understand Continuing Professional Development

The following slide guides will provide infomration on how to meet the requirements of continuing professional development.




Updates and Information on State Certification

Posted 4/10/2015

DORA Meetings - In Person and Webinars

Do you have questions about the DORA continuing education requirements?   If so, plan to attend one of the three meetings that CSHA has scheduled with DORA to help you get your questions answered.

DORA will present information about the Continuing Professional Competency requirements for maintaining a Speech-Language Pathologist Certification and will answer attendees' questions.    

Monday, April 27
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Decker Public Library
1501 South Logan Street
Denver, CO 80210  

Call or email CSHA to register 

FREE dinner of a turkey or veggie sub sandwich or chef salad for CSHA members.
Non-members may purchase a dinner for $10.

Please respond by April 24, 2015


Webinars With DORA

Tuesday, May 12
12:00 pm -1:00 pm 

Register at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Thursday, May 28
1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Register at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Posted: 12/5/2014

Now that you've renewed your DORA license, what's next?  
Visit DORA's website for all the resources you need!  DORA has posted necessary forms (RSAT & Learning Plan) and instructions for you to plan your Professional Development Activities for next license year. 

Would you like a little variety in your professional development activities?
DORA has posted a manual detailing the types of professional development activities you can complete and how you document them. The DORA regulations have been crafted to give you the flexibility to choose learning experiences that will help you grow as a professional.

Still a little worried about what is required? Just want the highlights?
Click here to visit the FAQ page on DORA's website. It provides a great overview of the requirements in an easy question/answer format.

Posted: 11/6/2014

It’s time to renew your certification!  This is the first renewal for speech-language pathologists since certification began in June 2013.  Over 50% more people applied for SLP certification than originally estimated when the legislation was passed.  DORA collects only enough fees to cover the cost of regulation.  Due to the increased number of applications, the fees collected surpassed the projected income for the program. This translates into a significantly reduced renewal fee of only $6.00.  The fee reduction is temporary, for one year only.

DORA evaluates fees each renewal cycle.  The fee reduction for SLPs renewing in 2014 will be re-evaluated next year and may be adjusted to generate sufficient revenue to cover costs.  DORA continually strives to keep fees low.

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns.


Lisa E. Jackson 
Regulatory Compliance Program Manager
Colorado Medical Board
Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification


Posted: 9/23/2014

Several revisions to the proposed rules were made subsequent to the September 15, 2014, stakeholder meeting and written comments received from interested parties. Additional revisions were made to formatting. All such revisions are reflected in blue type.

Click here to view these revisions.

Written comments will be accepted through close of business on Friday, September 26, 2014.



Posted: 7/1/2013

Important Information Regarding
Speech-Language Pathologist Applications

The Division of Professions and Occupations is on track to approve Speech-Language Pathologist Certifications by July 1, 2013 for all qualified applicants.  Over 400 applications were received incomplete, primarily due to a missing Healthcare Professions Profile (“HPPP Profile”). 

The Division is approving certifications for those applications in which the only missing item is an HPPP Profile.  A 90 day extension will be granted to those Speech-Language Pathologists to complete their HPPP Profile. 

The Division’s licensing specialists are notifying applicants of this extension and any other incomplete items.  Please check your e-mail for correspondence from the Division regarding an incomplete application (be sure to check your SPAM folder). 

You can also check the status of your application online!  Visit the Division’s Online Services to review any incomplete items and print a confirmation of your certification for your employer.  

You will be able to complete your HPPP Profile online at Click the button on the left side labeled “Create/Update a Healthcare Professions Profile” and follow the instructions provided.  If you have any technical issues or need assistance in creating your profile, please contact the Healthcare Professions Profile Program Helpdesk at or 303-894-5942.


Important Links:

Division’s Online Services: Check your application status and print your certification confirmation:

Create your HPPP Profile:


Posted: 5/24/2013

State Certification Applications Open
Must be complete prior to 7/1/13


The application forms for SLP State Certification have just been released!
The law requires that speech-language pathologists practicing outside of the public school system obtain state certification in order to practice speech-language pathology in Colorado.  Complete details are available at the DORA Division of Professions and Occupations’ Speech-Language Pathology webpage:  Applications for Colorado Certification

You must be State Certified by July 1, 2013.  Apply now!
How to apply...
1.      Click the link:   Applications for Colorado Certification
2.      Fill out the appropriate application

a. “Application for Original License by Endorsement” is for SLP’s who currently are licensed in another state and may not have maintained their CCCs.
b. “Application for Original License by Examination” is for all other applicants (those who have their CCCs, recent graduates, those who do not have their CCCs but have met the criteria, etc.)

3.      Submit the application, all supporting documents and your non-refundable check for $145 to Division of Professions and Occupations (address included on the application)
4.      Enjoy our first year of state liscensure!!!

Error in the definitions will be corrected by Saturday, May 25th at 1:00 am. 
Error:      Original License by Examination:  You are applying to take an examination in order to qualify for licensure in Colorado, and you were educated within the United States.

   Original License by Examination:  You were educated within the United States, you have already taken and passed the national examination adopted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, or you are applying to take an examination in order to qualify for licensure in Colorado.
If you have questions...
Contact the Office of Speech-Language Pathology, Divisions of Professions and Occupations, Department of Regulatory Agencies at

Continuing Competency Program Coming Soon!

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.

If you have questions please contact the CSHA Office.


You may also visit the The Colorado Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification website for additional information and updates.



Health Insurance Alignment Federal Law

A bill for an act concerning the alignment of state health insurance laws with the requirements of the federal "Patient protection and affordable care act". Bill summary (Note: this summary applies to this bill as introduced and does not reflect any amendments that may be subsequently adopted. If this bill passes third reading in the house of introduction, a bill summary that applies to the reengrossed version of this bill will be available at http://www.Leg.State.Co.Us/billsummaries.) the bill aligns the "Colorado health care coverage act" (Colorado law) with the federal "Patient protection and affordable care act of 2010" and the federal "Health care and education reconciliation act of 2010" (Federal law).

Click here to read the bill.

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