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.

Behavior Analysts

Behavior Analysts Licensing Board

Texas Association for Behavior Analysis


(Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors)
Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council


Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation

Early Intervention Specialist

See ECI Rules, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 350, §350.313


Texas Nurses Association

Texas Board of Nursing

Occupational Therapists

Texas Occupational Therapy Association

Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Physical Therapists

Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners

Texas Physical Therapy Association


Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Texas Psychological Association

Speech Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathology Licensing Board

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Social Workers

(Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners)
Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council


(Texas State Board for Education Certification)
Texas Education Agency