American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Test Requirements
Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.
In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).
Note: The required score for ASHA and the state boards of examiners on the new scale (100–200) is 170 (equivalent to the required score of 600 on the former 250–990 scale). It is recommended that students take the exam during the final year. The exam is outcome based and depends on the student being able to engage in clinical decision-making.
Speech-Language Pathology Certification
Note: As of September 2014, Praxis Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) test scores are reported on a 100–200 score scale in one-point increments. This Praxis Speech-Language Pathology test is a new test using code 5331. The required score for ASHA and the state boards of examiners on the new scale is 162.
ASHA will continue to accept a passing score on the Praxis test (both the 0330/5330 and the 5331 test codes) as long as it was achieved within five years of the date the application for certification is received by ASHA.
|To Be Certified in||You Need to Take||Test Code||Qualifying Score|
|Speech-Language Pathologist||Speech-Language Pathology||5331||162|
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