School-Based Professionals

The 2023-24 Vice-President for SLP Public Schools is Olivia Sowa-Kucharski 

Public School Committee Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Committee on Public Schools (PSC) is to support and represent public school personnel affiliated with the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) including Speech/Language Pathologists, Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, Educational Audiologists, Supervisors of Speech-Language-Hearing Services and other educational personnel. The PSC monitors and responds to issues affecting the provision of services in the public schools. In addition, the PSC encourages and celebrates excellence in public school programs through the conferring of awards.

The Public School Committee consists of speech, language and hearing professionals from across the state of Michigan. The functions of the committee include:

  • Monitors issues affecting provision of services in the public schools
  • Coordinates the Public School Forum held at the MSHA Annual Conference
  • Reviews nominations and selects recipients for the MSHA Program of the Year Award
  • Submits suggestions to the Vice President for Professional Development and Education for invited speakers at the MSHA Annual Conference.
All interested Public School SLPs are invited to join the Public School Committee. If you are interested in joining the committee please email the MSHA Office at or call the office at 517.332.5691.

Licensure Information

FAQs about Billing Medicaid services in Schools
ASHA Leader Bottom Line article 

♦Supervision and Billing: Do you have questions about billing for folks with limited or no licenses? Check out this page! This information comprises some of our most frequently asked technical assistance questions. Supervision of Assistants, Graduate Students, and Clinical Fellows: Billing and Payment Compliance (

The ASHA Workload Calculator is designed to help school-based SLPs identify the amount of time spent on direct and indirect services, compliance (including paperwork), and other daily activities. Gain insights on how your weekly scheduled hours compare to the number of actual hours spent performing each task and see a breakdown of your workload activities.

Revised Michigan Public Health Code General Rules rules were effective as of March 22, 2023

♦Renewal date for licenses: 2 years for SLPs from the issue date. Previously, LARA used a date of September 30; however, they have changed this to the date your license was issued. It is recommended that you log into MiPLUS to verify the expiration date on your license to ensure you renew at the appropriate time. 

♦Implicit Bias training requirements were updated to allow for "asynchronous teleconference* or webinar" as an acceptable modality for the training. 

*Asynchronous communications include live streams and broadcasts that are delivered in a one-to-many setting. Some examples of asynchronous are on-demand videos, pre-recorded video lessons and training videos, recorded meeting or one-to-many live streaming

ASHA Certification Requirements

♦Beginning with certificate holders in the January 1, 2023–December 31, 2025 maintenance interval: Out of 30 required PDHs for certification maintenance, at least 2 hours must be in cultural competency, cultural humility, culturally responsive practice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

 ASHA Certification Maintenance Requirement in Ethics.  If you’re in the January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022 certification maintenance interval there is a new maintenance requirement that went into effect.
Answers you may have about this new requirement:

  • Who? This requirement applies to all individuals who hold the CCC-A and/or CCC-SLP. 
  • What? Out of the 30 required professional development hours earned for certification maintenance, at least 1 hour must be in the area of ethics.
  • When? This requirement has a staggered start.  Future maintenance intervals will follow (2021-2023 and 2022-2024) so that soon all certificate holders will be participating.
  • How Often? This requirement is in effect for this and all future 3-year maintenance intervals.

If you have further questions about this ethics professional development, please contact the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071, or send an e-mail with your questions to

Starting January 1, 2020, Clinical supervisors and CF mentors will be required to have 2 hours professional development in the area of Supervision post-certification.  MSHA will be offering a class on Supervision at the MSHA  Annual Conference, April 18-20, 2024 at the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center in Muskegon.

♦Supervision: Professional Development Requirements:

•Who? All clinical supervisor and clinical fellowship (CF) mentors providing supervision/clinical instruction for students and/or Clinical Fellows for purposes of ASHA certification. 
•What? Complete a minimum of 2 hours of professional development in the area of supervision/clinical instruction 
•When? After being awarded the CCC-A or CCC-SLP.
•How Often? One time.


MDE has a list of resources regarding the "Read by Grade Three" law here:,4615,7-140-28753_74161-498394--,00.html This list includes a rolling FAQ in the Read by Grade 3 Guide:

 Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (information on caseload size can be found on page 103)

Quick Links for Public School websites and information