Colorado Passes Law to Regulate SLP Profession by Requiring Certification

Colorado became the final state to regulate speech-language pathologists. All states also regulate the profession of audiology.

Under the new Colorado law, SLPs—except for those in school settings—require certification under the Director of the Division of Registrations through the Department of Regulatory Agencies. The law protects consumers by regulating who may provide speech-language pathology services; sets educational standards and provides title protection for practitioners.