Alliance for Accreditation and Certification

Accreditation and Certification Standards

Teaching Level IMSLEC Accreditation ALTA Certification (CALP)
Degree Bachelors Bachelors
Requirements Each training course must meet 7 criteria which include:
  • Instructional Standards
  • Mission, Goal, Objectives
  • Financial Structure & Management
  • Administration
  • Instructional Personnel
  • Assets
  • On-going course evaluation
Candidate must have graduated from a course that meets the descriptors of an IMSLEC accredited teaching level course.
Course Work 45 Hours 45 Hours
Practicum / Internship
  • 90 40-minute lessons or the equivalent (60 hrs)
  • 9 month minimum
  • minimum 5 observations (3.3 hrs) with conferences/ written reports
  • 90 40-minute lessons or the equivalent (60 hrs)
  • 9 month minimum
  • minimum 5 observations (3.3 hrs) with conferences/ written reports
Supervision direct observation by appropriate trainer direct observation by appropriate trainer
Exit Assessment yes yes
CEU's yes yes


Instructor of Teaching Level IMSLEC Accreditation ALTA Certification (ICALP)
Degree Bachelors Bachelors
Requirements
  • Certified at Teaching Level
  • 600 clock hours experience
  • minimum 2 Years
  • experience over different levels/ages
  • Certified at Teaching Level
  • 600 clock hours experience
  • minimum 2 Years
  • experience over different levels/ages
Course Work 90 Hours Beyond Teaching Level 90 Hours Beyond Teaching Level
Practicum / Internship 1 cycle of teacher training 1 cycle of teacher training
Supervision direct observation by appropriate trainer direct observation by appropriate trainer
Exit Assessment yes yes
CEU's yes yes


Therapy Level IMSLEC Accreditation ALTA Certification (CALT)
Degree Bachelors (Masters in 2005) Bachelors
Requirements Each training course must meet 7 criteria which include:
  • Instructional Standards
  • Mission, Goal, Objectives
  • Financial Structure & Management
  • Administration
  • Instructional Personnel
  • Assets
  • On-going course evaluation
Candidate must have graduated from a program that includes all descriptors of the IMSLEC
Course Work 200 Clock Hours (90 Hours from Teach Level or Instructor of Teaching Level may apply) Minimum 200 Clock Hours
Practicum / Internship
  • 700 clock hours with 10 observations/conferences/ written reports or 500 clock hours with 15 observations/conferences/ written reports or 350 clock hours with 20 observations/conferences/ written reports
  • 150 hours from an MSLE course may apply
  • individual or small group
  • 3 different cases
  • 24 month minimum
  • 40-minute lessons/4 x a week or the equivalent (2.6 hrs)
  • experience in beginning/upper levels of instruction
  • 700 clock hours with 10 observations/conferences/ written reports
  • individual or small group
  • 3 different cases
  • 24 month minimum
  • experience in beginning/upper levels of instruction
  • regular written reports documenting student/group therapy situations
Supervision direct observation by appropriate trainer direct observation by Qualified Instructor
Exit Assessment yes yes
CEU's yes yes


Instructor of Therapy Level IMSLEC Accreditation ALTA Certification (Qualified Instructor)
Degree Masters Masters Degree
Requirements
  • MSL Therapist
  • 1400 clock hours beyond therapist level
  • 3 years minimum as MSL therapist
  • knowlege of other MSL programs
  • ALTA Certification
  • A minimum of 1400 teaching hours beyond certification (700 of these hours may be accrued while completing the qualified instructor program)
  • Three completions of a structured, sequential, Orton-Gillingham based curriculum
  • Experience with students of various school levels and ages
  • Experience with one-on-one as well as small group (preferably no larger than 6) situations
  • Documentation of academic language therapy experience
Course Work   Minimum 400 Clock Hours
Practicum / Internship
  • observation at all levels
  • participation in all facets of therapy training
  • familiar with other MSL curriculums/literature/ research
  • presentation skills
  • A two year internship at a center offering a structured, sequential Orton-Gillingham based program
  • observation at all levels in a continuous two-year training cycle, including basic-introductory and advanced courses
  • participation under supervision of a Qualified Instructor in all facets of therapy training including:
  1. Lectures
  2. Practicums
  3. Record keeping
  4. Preparation for classes
  5. Teaching demonstration lessons
  6. Ten guided evaluations with written comments
  7. Ten independent evaluations with written comments
Supervision direct observation by appropriate trainer direct observation by a Qualified Instructor
Exit Assessment yes Each center documents competencies
CEU's yes Yes-following ALTA guidelines of 10 CEU hours every year.