DESE Proposed Rule Change Would Eliminate Issuance of New Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Certificates

Any SLP currently holding a certificate will remain a PSRS member

Under a rule change proposed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the department would no longer issue Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) certificates starting August 1, 2017.The proposed rule, which is in a comment period for the remainder of November, could change or be withdrawn before becoming final.

According to DESE, if enacted as written, the rule change would have the following impacts:

For updates on the proposed rule or copies of the proposed and final rule actions published in the Missouri Register, visit the Secretary of State's website, or call (573) 751-4015.

Additional information can also be obtained by contacting DESE's Education Certificate office at or 573-751-0051.