Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Petition 379
Petition Information
Petition Title Eliminate requirement that initial licensure applicants hold a certificate of clinical competence
Date Filed 12/8/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Suzanne Dailey 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC30-21-60(A)(1) to eliminate the requirement that initial licensure applicants hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by ASHA, replacing that requirement with a requirement to hold a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, communication disorders, speech and hearing science, or equivalent.   

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on January 2, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on January 2, 2023 and will close on February 1, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for March 14, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 1/2/2023    Ended 2/1/2023
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 12/8/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 1/2/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 10
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 3/14/2023
Decision Publication Date Published on: 4/10/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 17
Agency Decision Summary

The Board considered this petition at its March 14, 2023 meeting. The Board decided to take no action on the petition due to the recent passage of legislation entering Virginia into the ASLP Compact. The requirements of the Compact are unknown, and the Board declined to begin a regulatory process related to licensure requirements prior to the Compact determining and communicating requirements for licensure in member states.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, 23233
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