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Requirements for Clinical Supervisors

Supervision of Students in Public School Settings

Speech-Language Pathologists who provide clinical supervision for students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the public schools must meet the following criteria:

  • Have earned a master‘s degree from an accredited university. The institution and date of the degree must be provided.
  • Hold an active regular Wisconsin license or its equivalent for the teaching assignment. A copy of the license must be provided. 
  • Have had at least three years of teaching experience with at least one year of teaching experience in the school system of current employment. 
  • Have participated in supervisory training by one of the following:
    • Qualifying as a cooperating teacher based on successful service as a cooperating teacher. 
    • Completing a university-level course in the supervision of student teachers. The course, institution, and date must be provided. 
    • Attending a qualifying workshop series for cooperating teachers. The workshop series, institution, and date must be provided. 
    • Attending a qualifying seminar. The seminar, institution, and date must be provided. 
    • Having had a conference with a university coordinator. The coordinator and content of the conference must be provided.
  • Hold an active CCC from the American Speech- Language Hearing Association in Speech and Language Pathology. A copy of the ASHA membership card, with the ASHA account number, must be provided.
  • Agree to provide supervision according to the Membership & Certification Handbook for Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Supervision of Students in Medical Sites

Speech-Language Pathologists who provide clinical supervision for students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in medical sites must meet the following criteria:

  • Have earned a master‘s degree from an accredited university. The institution and date of the degree must be provided. 
  • Hold an active license issued by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing for Speech-Language Pathology. A copy of the license must be provided. 
  • Have had at least three years‘ experience providing direct services to clients in the same or similar setting. 
  • Hold an active CCC from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Speech and Language Pathology. A copy of the ASHA membership card, with the ASHA account number, must be provided. 
  • Agree to provide supervision according to the Membership & Certification Handbook for Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Wisconsin DPI License Checklist: PI 34 Compliance

Speech-Language Pathology - #820


PI 34.13 Student services. (3) STUDENT RECORDS. (a) The institution shall maintain a cumulative record on each of its students enrolled in an approved program for license, and that record shall contain a transcript and written evaluations of field experiences completed during the clinical program.

o Student File


PI 34.13 Student services. (3) STUDENT RECORDS. (b) Each student shall have a portfolio of evidence that the standards in subchapter II have been met. Institutions do not need to maintain a file copy of the portfolio.

o Electronic Portfolio


PI 34.15 Conceptual framework. (5) (d) Graduate internship program.

1. Advanced programs shall include a graduate internship in the area of licensure that is developmental in scope and sequence.

2. As a result of the intern experience, a license candidate shall demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Wisconsin standards under s. PI 34.02, 34.03 or 34.04, as appropriate.

3. Supervision and primary responsibility for the student shall rest directly with the licensed local school district supervisor and indirectly with the college or university supervisor.

o CI 692


PI 34.15 Conceptual framework. (2) Assessments of knowledge, skills and dispositions within a professional education program. Assessments shall meet all of the following requirements:

(a) Assessments shall be measured using the following 5 categories:

1. Communication skills.

o English 101 or exemption

o Oral communication or exemption

2. Human relations and professional dispositions.


PI 34.15 Conceptual framework. (4) (c) see below

3. Content knowledge for subject area programs that meet all of the following requirements:

a. Content knowledge shall be determined by passing scores on standardized tests approved by the state superintendent which shall include Wisconsin‘s model academic standards.

o Praxis I Exam (Pre-professional skills test) and/or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

b. Content knowledge assessment shall be developed according to standards adopted by the state superintendent from recommendations by the professional standards council as required under s. 115.425, Stats., or standards adopted by the SCD using national standards, guidelines from learned societies or national organizations, or other recognized groups or organizations.

o Praxis II Exam (National Exam in Speech-Language Pathology)

4. Pedagogical knowledge.

5. Teaching practice.

(b) Assessments shall be developmental, multiple and measurable over time.

(c) Assessments shall be grounded in research based on best practices in education.

(d) Assessments shall identify levels of proficiency or other benchmarks that demonstrate student success.

(3) A research base for the development of performance tasks and assessments.

o Student Self Reflection Tool

o Mid-semester and Final-semester ratings on the Clinical Skills Appraisal Form during the semester of student teaching

o SAMS

o Electronic Portfolio


PI 34.15 Conceptual framework. (4) (c) Minority group relations for all licenses including all of the following:

1. The history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin.

o CD 714 (was CD 702); History 699A Independent Reading in WI Native American History (UW-Extension On-Line)

2. The history, culture and contributions of women and various racial, cultural, language and economic groups in the United States

o Afro-Am Stds 231 or 635; Art 234; CD 703 (was CD640); CI 308, 324, 371, 378, 408, 422, 431, or 632; Ed Pol 150, 300, 412, 500, or 560; Ed Psych 321; His 412; Library Info 631; WS 102 or 560 or U272-530 (UW-Extension)

3. The philosophical and psychological bases of attitude development and change

o Art Ed 323; CD 110, 240, 390 or CD 708 (was CD 719); CI 308, 323, 332, 333, 378, 408, or 506; Ed Pol 320, 331, or 521; RPSE 300, 470, 505, or 506; WS 102

4. The psychological and social implications of discrimination, especially racism and sexism in the American society

o Afro-Am Stds 231 or 635; Art 323; CD 110, 240, 703 (was CD 640), 719, 811; CVE 521; CI 323, 371, or 506; Ed Pol 150, 300, 412, 500, or 560, Ed Psych 321 or 521; Hist. 412; Kin. 335 or 462; Library Info 631; RPSE 300, 469, 470, 473, 505, or 506; WS 102 or 560: U194-300 or U272-530 (UW-Extension)

5. Evaluating and assessing the forces of discrimination, especially racism and sexism on faculty, students, curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the school program

o Art Ed 324; CD 110, 240, 390, CD 714 (was CD 702), CD 703 (was CD 640), CI 692 (was CD 692), or 811; CVE 370; CI 305, 324, 333, 392, 422, 423, 431, 478, 632, or 692; Ed Pol 150, 300, 500, or 560; Ed Psych 570; Kin. 335, 462, 478, Library Info 631; RPSE 300, 470, 471, 472, 474; WS 560; U194-300 or U272-530 (UW-Extension)

6. Minority group relations through direct involvement with various racial, cultural, language and economic groups in the United States

o CVE 370; CI 375 or 506; CD 390, CI 692 (was CD 692), CD 705 (was CD 711/731), CD 790; Kin 300 or 365; RPSE 300, 475, 476, 477, 478, or 506


PI 34.15 Conceptual framework. (4) 6.

(d) Conflict resolution for all licenses including all of the following:

1. Resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff.

2. Assisting pupils in learning methods of resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff, including training in the use of peer mediation to resolve conflicts between pupils.

3. Dealing with crises, including violent, disruptive, potentially violent or potentially disruptive situations that may arise in school or activities supervised by school staff as a result of conflicts between pupils or between pupils and other persons.

o CI 364, 378, 392; CI 692 (was CD 692) CD 714 (was CD 702); CVE 370; RPSE 423, 475, 476, 477 or 478


PI 34.30 Teaching categories at the early childhood through adolescence level. (2) TEACHING CATEGORIES EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENCE - REGULAR AND SPECIAL EDUCATION LICENSES. (L) Speech and language pathology. In order to qualify for a speech and language pathology license, an applicant shall meet all of the following:

1. Has a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders.

o Student File

2. Training within the undergraduate and graduate program shall include a minimum of the following:

a. Speech disorders.

o CD 201, CD 303, CD 315, CD 318, CD 705 (was CD 711), CD 704 (was CD 712), CD 706 (was CD 717), CD 708 (was CD 719), CD 819

b. Language disorders.

o CD 240, CD 440, CD 703 (was 640), CD 709 (was CD 840)

c. Hearing disorders and hearing evaluation.

o CD 202, CD 320, CD 700

d. Hearing habilitative and rehabilitative procedures.

o CD 425, CD 790

3. Professional education and training to include course work in all of the following:

a. Methods or procedures in school speech and language programs.

o CI 392; CD 714 (was CD 702)

b. Understanding and use of augmentative and nonverbal communication modes and systems.

o CD 424, 434, 631, CD 705 (was CD 731); RPSE 631, TS 631

4. Three hundred fifty hours of supervised practicum with 100 hours in a school setting to include experiences with a wide range of communication sciences and disorders.

o CD 390, CD 790, CI 692 (was CD 692), CD 699

Questions & Answers: Wisconsin DPI License of Schools

Q: Why do I need a teaching or other school license?

A: The State of Wisconsin requires that anyone wishing to teach in a public school hold a valid license. Wisconsin‘s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) grants these and other licenses for school personnel such as administration, psychologist, social worker, etc. While certification is “automatic” for UW-Madison graduates in school license fields (assuming certification requirements are met), you must apply for your specific education license.

Q: What experiences must I have to qualify for a school license?

A: The Wisconsin State Legislature has set specific guidelines in PI 34 Administrative Rules regarding what is required. You must have a master‘s degree in order to obtain a license in either speech-language pathology or audiology. Additional requirements are mandated as well. Visit the Wisconsin DPI web site for more specifics about requirements mandated by PI 34.

Q: When should I apply for a school license?

A: Plan to submit your application some time during the semester you expect to graduate. Submitting your application early has no effect on when your application is processed. This is because your graduation must be posted before your license can be approved.

Q: Where do I get a license application?

A: Download the Initial In-State Teaching or Pupil Services PI-1602-IS license application from the WI DPI website.

Q: Where do I turn in the license application and obtain certification?

A: After completing the application form, include your check and send both directly to:

UW-Madison School of Education Academic Services Office
B117 Education Bldg.
1000 Bascom Hall
Madison, WI 53706
EAS will have the School of Education Associate Dean sign the form as the Certification Officer

Q: What if I make a mistake on my application?

A: Read the instructions carefully; incomplete applications will be returned. You need not submit transcripts with your application. Applicants for initial licensure do not complete Sections III and IV. You must complete the last page (Conduct and Competency Review) for your application to be complete.

Q: When will my license be valid?

A: Licenses will be valid beginning July 1 of the year indicated in V.1.

Q: Is there a charge for my license?

A: Yes. Submit a $100.00 check or money order payable to the Department of Public Instruction with your application. Attach the check or money order to the front, upper left-hand corner of the application, below the perforated strip.

Q: How long will it be before I get my license?

A: License processing at UW-Madison School of Education will not be completed until:

  • All certification requirements are met.
  • Your school district calendar student teaching semester is complete.
  • Your final grades are posted and reviewed.
  • UW-Madison Education Academic Services Office receives a WI DPI recommendation for your certification.
  • Your degree is posted by the Registrar‘s Office, usually 4 to 5 weeks after graduation.

The WI DPI may require an additional 6 to 12 weeks to process your license.

Q: Can I work without a license?

A: No. There are stiff penalties imposed if you are caught working without a license.

Q: What if I am applying or interviewing for a school job and I have not yet received my license?

A: Most school districts understand how the license system works. Sometimes students may obtain a ?pre-approval? letter from the UW-Madison School of Education that tentatively verifies program completion as of the end of the semester or student teaching experience. Some districts may request a photocopy of your license application. If you are graduating in December, call the UW-Madison School of Education with your questions.

Q: What license do I apply for?

A: Speech-Language Pathology = license #820
Public School Audiology = license #822

Q: Does the School of Education handle license renewals?

A: No. License renewals are handled directly by the Department of Public Instruction. Be sure you renew your license as required by law.

Q. Is there a continuing education requirement for license renewal?

A: Yes.

Q: What if I plan to work in another state?

A: Contact the public instruction department of the state in which you expect to work. Education Portfolios & Career Services (EPCS) is located in 141 Educational Sciences Building and has a list of addresses and phone numbers of all state education agencies.

Q: How do I find out about job opportunities in Wisconsin public schools?

A: Open a file with:

University of Wisconsin – Madison Education Portfolios & Career Services
141 Educational Sciences Building
1025 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 262-1755

Questions and Answers: WI Department of Regulation & Licensing

Q: Why do I need a DRL license?

A: The State of Wisconsin requires that anyone wishing to provide services outside of the public school setting hold a valid license. This applies to ANY location other than a public school (e.g., Birth to Three Program, hospital, clinic, rehab center, skilled nursing facility, private practice, private school, daycare center, etc.).

Q: What experience must I have to qualify for a DRL license?

A: You must have a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Q: What if I am doing my Clinical Fellowship (CF) and don‘t yet have my ASHA CCC?

A: You may apply for a one year temporary license while you complete your CF.

Q: When should I apply for my license?

A: Plan to submit both your temporary and regular license applications early in the semester in which you expect to graduate. This will expedite the issuance of your temporary license upon graduation.

Q: Where do I get a license application?

A: You may obtain an application by contacting:

Department of Regulation and Licensing
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608) 266-1396

Q: Where do I turn in my license application?

A: After you have completed the DRL application forms, the SLP Certificate of Professional Education (form #1984) must be mailed directly to:

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Transcripts & Certification
333 East Campus Mall #10101
Madison, WI 53715-1384
(608) 262-3811

The Registrar‘s Office will then affix the official UW-Madison seal on the form and mail it back to the DRL. (The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders does not have access to the official UW-Madison seal. The official seal has to come from the Registrar‘s Office.)

Q: Is there a charge for my license?

A: Yes.

Q: Is there a continuing education requirement for my license renewal?

A: Yes.

Wisconsin Administrative Codes Regarding Licensure of SLPs

Hearing and Speech Examining Board

  • Chapter HAS 6: Licensure of speech-language pathologists and audiologists and temporary licensees
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  • Chapter HAS 7: Requirements for renewal
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  • Chapter HAS 8: Continuing education requirements
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