Requirements for Admission

  • GPA of 3.0 or above (typically student GPAs range from 3.0 – 3.5)
  • Education – completion of one option below:
    • Last semester senior standing in SLHS (A maximum of two required courses may be taken concurrent with program, although only one is preferred)
    • BA in SLHS
    • BA in a field other than SLHS with completion of 24 credits of “leveling” coursework in SLHS.

The courses listed below are offered by the SLHS Department of CU Boulder.  Equivalent courses from other universities will also meet this requirement, if approved by the program director.  These requirements are consistent with the Colorado Department of Education SLPA Authorization.

Prerequisites or “Leveling” Coursework

LING 3100 Sound Structure of Language (3) or SLHS 3006 Phonetics (3)

SLHS 3106 Hearing Science (3 credits)

SLHS 3116 Speech Science (3 credits)

SLHS 4502 Language Disorders: Child and Adult (3 credits)

SLHS 4512 Speech Disorders: Voice, Cleft, Motor, Stuttering (3 credits)

SLHS 4560 Language Development (3 credits)

SLHS 4704 Audiological Evaluation (3 credits)

SLHS 4714 Audiological Rehabilitation (3 credits)

SLHS 4918/5018:  Introduction to Clinical Practice (with documentation of 25 hours of observation of ASHA-certified SLPs).

*No more than two of the classes above may be taken concurrently with the SLPA internship and course.

If questions about whether previous coursework is in accordance with eligibility requirements, please contact the SLPA program coordinator, Susan M. Moore, Clinical Professor Emeritus, Director SLPA Certification Program, at To expedite review, attach an unofficial transcript(s) to your inquiry.

Application Procedures

To apply for the online SLPA certificate program, applicants must submit the online application, which includes:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts from each school attended
  • Contact information for two recommenders (one of whom must be a former faculty member or instructor)

Once the applications have been submitted, recommenders will be directed towards the online recommendation form.  Upon completion of this form, applicants will be sent an e-mail notification.

Please use the following link to electronically submit your application materials:

Electronic Application

Deadline for Completed Applications: 
Spring 2019 ~ October 26, 2018
Fall 2019 ~ March 8, 2019