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Minimum Requirements for Qualified Instructor (QI)

  • Completed application for QI membership
  • A copy of CALT certificate
  • A copy of current ALTA membership card (member for at least 2 years)
  • Certificate of completion of minimum requirements for Instructor of Therapy from an approved training course signed by the course Director and/or overseeing QI
    • QI training start date and end dates meet minimum two (2) year requirement and goes no longer than five (5) years
    • QI training includes both introductory and advanced levels
  • A copy of graduate degree from an accredited public or private institution of higher education (IHE) in education or a related field
  • Documentation of 1400 academic language therapy teaching hours and therapy situations beyond CALT certification signed by overseeing QI (use log form attached to application)
    • Show a minimum of 700 hours before enrolling in QI program
    • Show a minimum of 3 curriculum completions
    • Show situations that include various levels and ages
    • Show a minimum of 75 hours in a one-to-one situation
    • Show a minimum of 75 hours in a small group setting (6 or less)
  • A minimum of three (3) of lectures (reading, spelling, and one topic chosen by the intern) presented to a class by the intern as recommended by the training course director. Additional and/or video recorded lectures may be requested.
  • Lecture notes/outline of the three (3) lectures submitted (reading, spelling, and one topic chosen by intern), Complete log provided,
  • Written critiques of submitted lectures by the supervising Qualified Instructor
  • Copies of ten (10) guided evaluations of trainee demonstration/observation lessons with comments written by the Qualified Instructor intern and signed by the supervising QI. Complete log provided
  • Copies of ten (10) independent evaluations of trainee demonstration/observation   lessons with comments written by the intern. Complete log provided.
  • Five (5) final exam questions and answers for introductory students written by intern.
  • Five (5) final exam questions and answers for advanced students written by intern.
  • Five (5) current (published within the previous five years) research articles and provide bibliography only.


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