Aieshea Banks, MA. CCC-SLP
Phone: (909) 558-4998
The Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Preparation Program is designed for individuals seeking to meet the requirements for registration as a California licensed SLPA. Potential students must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (or equivalent degree title) from an institution other than Loma Linda University.
This program has been approved by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (SLPAHADB) which mandates laws and regulations, as well as issue professional licensure within the state of California. It entails the completion of two non-degree courses totaling 4 units. CMSD 368 – SLPA Scope of Practice is a one unit, online, didactic course that focuses on the laws, regulations, ethics, and clinical practice of the SLPA. CMSD 369 – SLPA Fieldwork Experience is a three unit course that involves the completion of clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist at an approved clinical site. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive the required documentation to complete the application process to apply for their license as an SLPA. The SLPA Preparation Program is completed in one academic quarter.
To enroll in this program, students must meet specific criteria that will prepare them for successful completion of the course.
The SLPA Preparation Program is available to students within the state of California who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology (or equivalent title) and who are not enrolled in any Communication Sciences and Disorders programs at Loma Linda University. Students will register as a Non-Degree Student (upon approval from the SLPA Coordinator).
The following required courses must be taken concurrently.
The SLPA Preparation Program requires the completion of two courses, CMSD 368 and CMSD 369, in one academic quarter. View our tuition and fees.
To apply for enrollment in this course, applicants will need to secure a supervising Speech-Language Pathologist who has a current California license or credential. The SLP must provide a verbal or written agreement to serve as the student’s supervisor. Applicants may choose to complete fieldwork experience at a private office, school district, or medical facility. Once the Approval Request Forms are available, applicants will submit the online form listing the proposed site and supervising SLP.
The SLPA Preparation Program is offered to non-degree students and utilizes a different method for applying than typical Loma Linda University programs. An online Approval Request Form is utilized to request placement into this course. Approval Request Forms are available for one full week. Opening at 12:00am on day one (Monday), the online link will close at 11:59pm on the final day (Sunday). Incomplete forms will be discarded and will not be reviewed.
2019-2020 Academic Year Submission Dates
2020-2021 Academic Year Submission Dates
Once it has been determined that an applicant is approved to register for this program, an email of approval will be sent with information regarding orientation/registration. There is a mandatory orientation that is held on the campus of LLU.
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** Information may be updated and subject to change without notice