26) Speech-Language Pathologist levels 1/2

  • Speech-Language Pathologist is a professional who is in charge of intermediating for and rehabilitating those who have difficulty in verbal communication, which can occur in a person’s life.

    Currently in Korea, private institutions, welfare centers, university-affiliated institutions, and hospitals include Speech-Language Pathology Clinic, which serves persons with speech-language pathology, from pre-school young kids to those in their old age.

  • Eligibility
    <Speech-Language Pathologist levels 1>
     - Qualified for the test are those who have been certified for Speech-Language Pathologist Grade 2 and fall into any of the following categories.
    1. A person who has been employed for at least a year by a speech-language pathology institution after acquiring doctoral or master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from a graduate school in accordance with Enforcement Decree of the Higher Education Act.
    2. A person who has been employed for at least three years by a speech-language pathology institution after acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from a graduate school in accordance with Enforcement Decree of the Higher Education Act.


    <Speech-Language Pathologist levels 2>
     - A person who has acquired master’s, bachelor’s, or associate degree from a department related to Speech-Language Pathology from a graduate school, university, or junior college, after completing courses related to Speech-Language Pathology at a graduate school, university, or junior college in accordance with Enforcement Decree of the Higher Education Act (however, those who have acquired doctoral degree are also qualified).

    * Departments related to Speech-Language Pathology

    1. Departments that include in department name, program name, or major name language therapy, language pathology, or language rehabilitation.
    2. Departments recognized as relevant to language rehabilitation by Korea Health Personnel Licensing Examination Institute.

    · Subjects related to language rehabilitation

    Name of subject
    requirements
    subjects
    NEUROLOGIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
    DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS
    FLUENCY DISORDERS
    VOICE DISORDERS
    ARTICULATION AND PHONOLOGY DISORDERS
    DIAGNOSIS AND EVALUATION OF
    COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
    COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
    IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
    CLINICAL OBSERVATION
    IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
    Practice hours complete
    at least 30 hours.
    CLINICAL ASSESSMENT IN
    COMMUNICATIONDISORDERS
    Practice hours complete
    at least 90 hours.
    (During practice hours
    at least 45 hours in school)
    CLINICAL PRACTICUM
    IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
    AGING AND COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
    elective
    subjects
    SPEECH SCIENCES During elective subjects complete
    at least 9 subjects
    AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION
    SWALLOWING DISORDERS
    ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    FOR COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
    LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
    INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
    RESEARCH METHODS IN
    COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
    MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS
    AURAL REHABILITATION
    MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION ISSUES
    REHABILITATATION STUDIES
    AUDIOLOGY
    SPECIAL EDUCATION
    COMMUNICATION DISORDERS IN CLEFT PALATE
    COMMUNICATION DISORDERS IN CEREBAL PALSY
    COMMUNICATION INTERVENTIONS
    FOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS
    COMMUNICATIONINTERVENTIONSFOR
    AUTISMSPECTRUMDISORDERS
    COMMUNICATION INTERVENTIONS FOR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
    COMMUNICATION INTERVENTIONS FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES
    INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
    LINGUISTICS
    COUNSELING IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

      Those who fall under the following categories are considered to have completed related subjects  
     - A person who, as of Aug. 5, 2012, has acquired a degree in an academic program in language rehabilitation from a graduate school, university, or junior college.  

     - A person who, as of Aug. 5, 2012, is enrolled to a department related to language rehabilitation at a graduate school, university, or junior college and has acquired a degree with graduation.


    Disqualifications standards

    1. A mentally ill person under Subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act(except for those who are recognized by a medical specialist to be fit to act as a medical person)
    2. An addict to narcotics, marijuana or any psychoactive drugs.
    3. An incompetent or a quasi-incompetent person
    4. A person who has been sentenced to confinement or a higher penalty for violating Act on Welfare of Persons with Disabilities, Article 234 or Article 317, Clause 1 of Criminal Act, Medical Service Act, National Health Insurance Act, National Medical Insurance Act (defunct), Medical Insurance Act, Medical Protection Act, Act on Special Measures for the Control of Public Health Crimes, Narcotics Act, Cannabis Control Act, Hallucinogenic Drug Management Act, or Prevention of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Act and has the penalty implementation yet to be completed or hasn’t been exempted from the execution of the penalty.
  • No. of subjects No. of items Score allocation Total score Type of items
    Speech-Language Pathologists level 1 Written test: 6 140 1 per item 140 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Speech-Language Pathologists level 2 Written test: 5 150 1 per item 150 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Speech-Language Pathologists level 1
    Period Test subjects
    (No. of items)
    No. of items Type of items
    1st Neurogenic Language Disorders(24),
    Developmental Language Disorders(24),
    Fluency Disorders(24)
    72 Multiple choice
    2nd Voice Disorders(24),
    Articulation and Phonological Disorders(24),
    Practical Issues on Speech-Language Pathology(20)
    68 Multiple choice
    Speech-Language Pathologists level 2
    Period Test subjects
    (No. of items)
    No. of items Type of items
    1st Neurogenic Language Disorders(30),
    Developmental Language Disorders(25),
    Fluency Disorders(25)
    80 Multiple choice
    2nd Voice Disorders(35),
    Articulation and Phonological Disorders(35)
    70 Multiple choice
  • Those who score at least 60 percent across all subjects and at least 40 percent in each individual subject will be considered to be successful candidates.

  • Test Times Test date Date of announcement of successful candidates Number of applicants Number of examinees Number of successful candidates Pass rate
    (%)
    Speech-Language Pathologist levels 1 4 2015.12.06. 2015.12.23. 84 84 76 90.5
    5 2016.12.10. 2016.12.28. 313 308 243 78.9
    6 2017.12.09. 2017.12.29. 717 694 441 63.5
    7 2018.12.08. 2018.12.28. 886 857 366 42.7
    Speech-Language Pathologist levels 2 1 2013.05.25 2013.06.10 140 111 86 77.5
    2 2014.03.29 2014.04.16 3,827 3,745 3,163 84.5
    3 2014.12.20 2015.01.14 1,514 1,466 1,054 71.9
    4 2015.12.06 2015.12.23 1,532 1,487 1,213 81.6
    5 2016.12.10. 2016.12.28. 1,560 1,517 1,272 83.8
    6 2017.12.09. 2017.12.29. 1,381 1,342 1,090 81.2
    7 2018.12.08. 2018.12.28. 1,376 1,322 982 74.3