Professional Credentials for Providers

ECI programs employ providers who meet appropriate professional requirements and hold current professional credentials. Staff must meet the standards of their profession and abide by their license, registration, or certification requirements. Supervision rules and rules of conduct must be followed.

ECI program employees perform a variety of tasks and services, but their education licensure or certification and experience determine the assigned scope of responsibility.

Discipline-specific Rules and Regulations

Information regarding discipline-specific rules and regulations may be found on the relevant professional discipline board website. The following website links are helpful in clarifying rules regarding roles and responsibilities.

Counselors

(Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors)
Texas Department of State Health Services
www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselor/default.shtm

Dietitians

(Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians)
Texas Department of State Health Services
www.dshs.state.tx.us/dietitian/default.shtm

Early Intervention Specialist

Nurses

Texas Nurses Association
www.texasnurses.org/

Texas Board of Nursing
www.bne.state.tx.us

Occupational Therapists

Texas Occupational Therapy Association
http://www.tota.org/

Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
https://www.ptot.texas.gov/page/occupationaltherapy

Physical Therapists

Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners
http://www.ptot.texas.gov/page/home

Texas Physical Therapy Association
www.tpta.org

Psychologists

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
www.tsbep.state.tx.us

Speech Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathology Licensing Board
https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/slpa/slpa.htm

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
https://www.txsha.org/

Social Workers

(Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners)
Texas Department of State Health Services
www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork/default.shtm

Teachers

(Texas State Board for Education Certification)
Texas Education Agency
http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/