Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Code website reflects the Pennsylvania Code changes effective through 53 Pa.B. 1148 (February 25, 2023).

49 Pa. Code § 45.21. Waivers.

§ 45.21. Waivers.

 The Board will waive the education, experience and examination requirements of this subchapter for an applicant who:

   (1)  Holds a currently valid license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in a state which has standards determined by the Board to be at least equal to those for licensure in this Commonwealth. The applicant shall file an application with the Board, and shall cause the appropriate agency in the state of licensure to submit to the Board a letter attesting to the applicant’s good standing.

   (2)  Holds a current certificate of clinical competence from the Council for Clinical Certification of the ASHA. The applicant shall file an application with the Board, and shall cause the ASHA to submit to the Board certification of the applicant’s status.

   (3)  Is a current practitioner who falls within the exemption in section 7(c) of the act (63 P.S. §  1707(c)), earned a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology or a master’s degree in audiology from an accredited college or university as of February 19, 1982, and was employed as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist for at least 9 consecutive months during the period February 19, 1982—February 19, 1985. The applicant shall file an application with the Board, and shall provide documentation evidencing completion of the degree and employment as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.


   The provisions of this §  45.21 amended under sections 5(2) and (7), 7(d)(1), 8(a) and 8.1 of the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Licensure Act (63 P.S. § §  1705(2) and (7), 1707(d)(1), 1708(a) and 1708.1); and section 810(a)(3) and (7) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  279.1(a)(3) and (7)).


   The provisions of this §  45.21 amended July 14, 2017, effective July 15, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 3814. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (375015) to (375016).

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Code full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.