Student Affairs

The 2018-19 Chair for the Student Affairs Committee is Callan Gavigan.  Questions, concerns or comments are always welcomed.  Please contact Callan at

Licensure Information:
Eligibility for Educational Limited SLP License (only for those whose education did not include 9 months of supervised clinical experience).
-Graduate from an accredited master's or doctoral speech-language pathology educational program or a program that has been deemed substantially equivalent.
-Provide proof of acceptance for training in a clinical situation supervised by a licensed SLP.
-Submit the SLP Educational Limited license application found at with the $170.00 fee.
-A fingerprint report and criminal background check are required. Fingerprints must be taken using the instructions and ID number that are sent to the applicant after the license application and fee are received.
License Application
Licensing Guide
LARA Licensure FAQs

To check on the status of your license
Michigan-specific FAQ's, guidelines and requirements for Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist
Contact LARA

Changes Coming to the SLP Certification Standards
Following a review of the results of the Practice and Curriculum Analysis of the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology in 2017, changes to the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) were developed by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) to better fit current practice models. New speech-language pathology (SLP) certification standards were peer reviewed by ASHA members and certificate holders in 2017. The CFCC reviewed comments received through the peer review and then approved a final version for implementation—the 2020 SLP Standards for the CCC-SLP

Be Ready! What You Need to Know
  • Applicants for the CCC-SLP will be able to apply under the 2014 SLP standards until December 31, 2019.
  • Beginning January 1, 2020, applicants for the CCC-SLP will only be able to apply under the 2020 SLP standards.
University Information:
University Programs in Michigan

The Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association is Proud to Announce the Recipients of the
2018 Student Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Casie Jill Shannon, B.A., Graduate Student at Eastern Michigan University and Danae Brownell, B.S., Graduate Student at Michigan State University

Our deepest thanks to the Northern Speech Services and the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association for providing these funds. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Student Poster Session Winners:

Promoting Educators Implementation Writing Instruction for Students with Complex Instructional Needs: A Preliminary Study, Audrey Nitzel, Central Michigan University 

The Development of Rhyme Procession in Preschool Age Children, Valerie Rose, B.A., Michigan State University.

Thank you to Psi Iota Xi, Michigan chapters Eta Sigma, Zeta Theta, Theta Tau, and Eta Omicron, for their support of these awards.  Thanks to our Michigan colleague Char Holcomb, and others, for continuing to support our students in this manner.

2018 Praxis Bowl at the Annual MSHA Conference

This year Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, Central Michigan University and Calvin College participated in the 3rd annual praxis bowl. Each university had a team comprised of 4 M.A. students that answered questions related to speech and hearing. Wayne State University took home the trophy, defeating back-to-back winner Michigan State University. Comprehensive Speech & Therapy Center, from Jackson,  was the winner of the teams representing professionals. This was the first year that professionals were allowed to join in the fun; however, the student teams are the only groups eligible for the trophy. Each professional team paid $20 to join, and all proceeds went to the MSHF. This event will be hosted next year at the MSHA Conference and we hope to see many of you there supporting your students and schools!

We would like to thank Wayne State University Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders for sponsoring this event.   

Congratulations to Michigan State University, winners of the M & M (Most Student MSHA Members) Award


ASHA Information:

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

ASHA Student Information

ASHA SLP Certification Standards

How to Apply for ASHA Certification in Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Fellowship FAQs