Professional Credentials for Providers

ECI employs staff who meet appropriate professional requirements and hold current professional credentials for their profession. Staff must meet the highest standards of their profession and abide by their license, registration, or certification requirements. Supervision rules and rules of conduct must be followed. (Authority: 34 CFR 303.361; 25 TAC 621.24[b][5]).

ECI staff are asked to perform a variety of tasks and services, but their education licensure or certification and experience determine assigned scopes of responsibilities.

Information Regarding Discipline Specific Rules and Regulations

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

Counselors

www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselor/default.shtm

Dietitians

www.cdrnet.org
www.nutrition4texas.org
www.dshs.state.tx.us/dietitian/default.shtm

Nurses

www.texasnurses.org/
www.bne.state.tx.us
www.onlinenursepractitionerprograms.com/governmental-resources

Occupational Therapists

www.tota.org
www.ecptote.state.tx.us/ot/rules.html

Physical Therapists

Partnership between Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and ECI
www.tpta.org
www.ecptote.state.tx.us/pt/rules.html

Psychologists

www.tsbep.state.tx.us

Speech Language Pathologists

www.dshs.state.tx.us/speech/default.shtm
www.txsha.org

Social Workers

www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork/default.shtm

Teachers

www.sbec.state.tx.us

Early Intervention Specialist

See ECI Rules, TAC Title 40, Part 2, Chapter 108, Subchapter A.