State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Apply for a New License - Apply Online

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Do not use the links and forms below if you are already a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist and need to renew. This web page is only for new Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist applicants. If you are unsure about the qualifications required for this type of license, please see the rules, 22 TAC Chapter 741.

Speech-Language Pathologist, Intern in Speech-Language Pathology, Assistant in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiologist, Intern in Audiology, and Assistant in Audiology must now apply for their initial licenses through the new Regulatory Services Online Licensing System. Select the link below to begin the online initial application process. When using the online service, initial license application fees may be paid only using a major credit card.

Please note:
All applicants and all licensees are required to be fingerprinted for all license applications and license renewals postmarked on or after March 1, 2012. Please visit the webpage at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/speech/dps_fbi/ for instructions.

Apply for Your Initial License Online through the Regulatory Services Online Licensing System

  • You will first create a new user account – then you will be able to login and apply fo a license.
  • Once you submit an online application, your fees and information will be processed automatically and routed electronically to the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

You should therefore postmark the other required documents and/or forms listed below on or shortly after the date you submit the online application, to avoid a delay in processing time.

The board recommends that you attach a copy of the "Receipt Page" (the final page you are able to print out when you complete the online application) to any documents you submit to our office.

Additional Information Required of applicants for the Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology license (not ASHA certified):
1. Submit an original transcript that verifies the award of your masters degree and all required coursework as described in board rules.
2. Submit the Coursework and Clinical Experience form, unless you are a licensed intern and this form is already on file.


3. Submit the Report of Completed Internship form (including evaluations) from each supervisor during your internship.


4. Submit a written statement from your supervisor stating that he or she is continuing to supervise your during this application process.
5. Submit your original Praxis examination score report, showing a score of 600 or higher. (You will need to contact Praxis and have this sent to the Board. If you have an original Praxis score report, you may submit it. Copies of score reports are not accepted.)


Additional Information Required of applicants for the Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology license (ASHA certified):
1. Submit an original transcript that verifies the award of your masters degree and all required coursework as described in board rules.
2. Submit an original letter dated within the last 60 days from ASHA that confirms your certification is current.

Additional Information Required of applicants for the Intern in Speech-Language Pathology or Intern in Audiology license:
1. Submit an original transcript that verifies the award of your masters degree and all required coursework as described in board rules.
2. Submit the Coursework and Clinical Experience form, completed by the university program director.


3. Submit the Intern Plan and Agreement of Supervision form. The supervisor must sign this form.


4. If all your coursework is complete and your grades are final, but your masters degree has not yet been conferred, you may send a letter from the university program director. The letter must confirm that your masters degree will be awarded, it must verify your final grades, and it must be sent in addition to an original transcript. The final transcript, showing the award of a masters degree, must be submitted after completion of the internship.


Additional Information Required of applicants for the Assistant in Speech-Language Pathology or Assistant in Audiology license:
1. Submit an original transcript that verifies the award of your bachelors degree and all required coursework as described in board rules.
2. Submit the Clinical Observation and Experience form, completed by the university program director that verifies a minimum of 25 hours of observation and 25 hours of clinical experience, completed at the university.

3. Submit the Supervisory Responsibility form, signed by your supervisor.


4. If you have not met the clinical observation and experience requirements, you must submit a Clinical Deficiency Plan form, which must be signed by your supervisor. This plan must be pre-approved by the board and your assistant license must be issued before you begin completion of the plan. Special requirements apply. Carefully read the board’s rules at 25 TAC 741.65(e).

 

Mail all required forms and information to the board office.

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Last updated December 10, 2013
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