Will a speech pathology degree obtained in the UK qualify me to work in the United States?

Question by Evie: Will a speech pathology degree obtained in the UK qualify me to work in the United States?
I am considering the notion of obtaining my master’s degree in speech pathology in the UK rather than in the United States (which is where I am from). But after getting my degree, I may decide to return to America. Would my master’s degree from the UK qualify me to work (as a speech pathologist) in America?

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Answer by stone1783
As of 2004, a valid license in the uk will transfer here to the states (the same is true for Australia, which I’ve looked up in case I one day fulfill a dream of moving there, even if temporarily).
Here’s the article off ASHA’s website (American Speech-Language Hearing Association): http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2004/041019/041019a.htm.
I can’t speak to specific states though so you’d have to look into the specific states rules since we have national and state certification agencies.

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  1. Lavonne said,

    Wrote on January 27, 2013 @ 4:37 am

    To the best of my research it appears that if your MS is accredited by Asha’s council on academic accreditation CAA and you pass the Praxis with a 600 score or more , and you if after your graduation you completed a mentored clinical fellowship in order to receive ASHA’S certificate of clinical competence.
    If all those things have happened, looks like you would be accepted in US.
    Hope this helps. good luck

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