Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under The Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970. Article 2. Credential Types, Authorizations, and Requirements. Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential: Audiology.
(a) All of the following for the clear credential:
(1) Master's or higher degree in audiology or a closely related subject as determined by the Commission;
(2) Completion of one of the following:
(A) a specialized and professional preparation program in audiology taken in California and accredited by the Committee on Accreditation; or
(B) a professional preparation program in audiology services, including successful completion of a supervised field work or the equivalent, taken outside California that is comparable to a program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation. The program must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and approved by the appropriate state agency where the course work was completed; or
(C) a valid Audiology License issued by the State of California;
(3) Meet the basic skills requirement as described in Education Code Section 44252, unless exempt by statute;
(4) One of the following:
(A) an individual who completes his or her professional preparation program in California as described in (a)(2)(A) must receive a recommendation from a California regionally accredited institution of higher education that has a clear Audiology Services program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation, as provided in Education Code section 44373(c); or
(B) an individual who completes his or her professional preparation program outside of California as described in (a)(2)(B) or holds the license as found in (a)(2)(C), may apply directly to the Commission for the preliminary Audiology Services Credential; and
(5) An individual who completes requirements (a)(1) and (2)(B), but has not met the basic skills requirement listed in (a)(3) may apply for a one-year nonrenewable credential through a California employing agency.
(b) A Clear Audiology Services Credential issued on the basis of the completion of the requirements in subsection (c) shall be issued initially for five years.
(c) The Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential: Audiology authorizes the holder to conduct audiologic assessments, provide instruction and management of individual and classroom amplification and assistive listening devices, central auditory processing testing, and related special education services to individuals with a primary or secondary disability of deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and a hearing loss that manifests itself in conjunction with additional disabilities including unilateral or bilateral, whether fluctuating, conductive, sensorineural, and/or auditory neuropathy, to students from birth through age 22 in services across the continuum of program options available.
Education Code 44225
Education Code 44251
Education Code 44252
Education Code 44268
Education Code 44373
(Added by Register 2010, No. 22.)