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Speech Language Pathology & Audiology Licensing Information

Application Instructions

  • Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
    1. Application: Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov or completed by paper and mailed to our office.
    2. Application Fee of $150.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Criminal Background Check.
    4. Additional Documentation: Documentation may be uploaded as part of the online application process, or you may log back into your account and use the License Update feature to submit documentation after your initial application has been submitted. 
      • Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.
      • Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any disciplinary/background questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement.
    5. Official Transcript: Applicants must submit a copy of an official transcript of grades from the speech-language pathology or audiology school, verifying that the applicant possesses a Master’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited academic institution in the area for which the applicant is applying for licensure. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option. *Audiologist must possess a doctoral degree or its equivalent and completed a minimum of one thousand eight hundred twenty (1,820) clock hours of supervised clinical practicum, including a clinical experience that is equivalent to a minimum of twelve (12) months of fulltime supervised experience obtained during completion of the Audiology degree program.
    6. Direct Supervised Clinical Experience: Applicants must submit certification from their educational institution that the applicant has completed four hundred (400) hours of direct supervised clinical experience.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    7. Clinical Fellowship: Applicants must submit certification of completion of a clinical fellowship, which meets requirements of IC 25-35.6-1-5(5) and 880 IAC 1-1-3. Submit to the Board evidence of completion of at least nine (9) consecutive months, of full-time employment or its equivalent not to exceed a maximum period of eighteen (18) consecutive months. A clinical fellowship of fewer than fifteen (15) hours per week will not fulfill any part of the supervised experience requirement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    8. Official ETS-Praxis Series Scores: Applicants must submit an official score report from ETS-Praxis Series, verifying a passing score on the examination. Request that your official scores be sent directly to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency from ETS.
    9. Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA: Applicants may submit a current Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association as a substitute for the following requirements: Official Transcript, Direct Supervised Clinical Experience, Clinical Fellowship, Official ETS-Praxis Series Scores. You will need to contact ASHA to request an original letter of verification indicating completion of all requirements to be sent directly to our office. The verification must have a current expiration date.
    10. Jurisprudence Examination: All Applicants for licensure as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist must pass a written jurisprudence examination. When your application has been approved, you will receive the jurisprudence examination and instructions. The jurisprudence examination will cover the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Statute (IC § 25-35), Administrative Rules (Title 880) and the Health Professions Standards of Practice (IC § 25-1-9) that can be found in the Resources section of the Board's home page. The passing score on the jurisprudence examination is seventy-five percent (75%). NO APPLICANT IS EXEMPT FROM TAKING THE LAW EXAMINATION.

    Please note that you must have a Speech Language Pathology license through our office to practice as a SLP in the State of Indiana, including all school districts.  School districts may also require you to have a license through DOE in addition to a license issued by the Board.

  • SLP Support Personnel Application Information
    1. Application: Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov or completed by paper and mailed to our office.
    2. Application Fee of $50.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Criminal Background Check
    4. Additional Documentation: Documentation may be uploaded as part of the online application process, or you may log back into your account and use the License Update feature to submit documentation after your initial application has been submitted. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
      • Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.
      • Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any disciplinary/background questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement.
    5. Official Transcripts: See education requirements below. Applicants must submit an official transcript of grades, verifying that the applicant possesses an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution in the area for which the applicant is applying for licensure. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    6. Supervisor:  In order to supervise speech-language pathology support personnel, the supervisor must hold a current Indiana license as a speech-language pathologist issued by the Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board and ONE of the following: 
      • a certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); or
      • a life license issued by the Indiana Department of Education (applies if all course work and all experience required to receive a life license was obtained before September 1, 1990).
      • Complete and sign the portion of the application marked, "This section to be completed by the Supervisor" (Pages 3-4). Answer all questions on the application. If additional space is needed, please attach on a separate sheet of paper. This may be uploaded with an online application.
      • Changing/Adding Supervisors: If you are changing/adding a supervisor(s) OR changing employers, your new or additional supervisor needs to complete the SLP-1 two (2) page form that is part of the application above.  You need to put a letter with the form indicating who you are employed with so we may update our records.  Also list your current license number on the top of the form or in the letter. These may now be submitted online by logging into your account and selecting the License Update feature from the left menu.

    Attention Support Personnel Applicants

    A Speech-Language Pathologist must meet the following qualifications to supervise speech-language pathology support personnel:

    1. hold a current license as a Speech-Language Pathologist issued by the board;

    2. hold ONE of the following:

    SLP Support Personnel has a Three-Tiered System Based on Level of Education:

    Speech-Language Pathology Aides
    The minimum education requirement for a SLP aide is a high school degree or equivalent.
    Speech-Language Pathology Associates
    The minimum education requirement for a SLP Associate is an associate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution in the area of speech-language pathology.  The degree program must include at least 60 credit hours with the following coursework requirements:

    1. 24 credit hours in technical content course work related speech-language pathology.  The core technical skills must include the following:

    • Instruction about normal processes of communication.
    • Instruction targeting the practices and methods of service delivery that are specific to SLP associates.
    • Instruction regarding the treatment of communication disorders.
    • Instruction targeting the following workplace behavior and skills:
      • Working with clients or patients in a supportive manner,
      • Following supervisor’s instructions.
      • Maintaining confidentially
      • Communicating with oral and written forms.
      • Following established health and safety precautions.

    2.  Clinical observation
    3.  A minimum of one hundred (100) clock hours of supervised field experience.

    Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

    The minimum education requirement for an SLP Assistant is a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in communication disorders from an accredited institution.

    SLP Assistants are also required to obtain the following amount of clinical experience:

    • One hundred (100) hours of a clinical practicum supervised by a SLP licensed  by the Indiana Board.

    Of the 100 hours, seventy-five (75) hours must be obtained with direct face-to-face patient/client contact in the following categories:

    • A minimum of twenty (20) hours in speech disorders.
    • A minimum of twenty (20) hours in language disorders.
    • The remaining hours may be obtained in any of the following areas:
    • Speech disorders.
    • Language disorders.
    • Hearing disorders.
  • SLP Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)
    1. Application: Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov or completed by paper and mailed to our office.
    2. Application Fee of $50.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Additional Documentation: Documentation may be uploaded as part of the online application process, or you may log back into your account and use the License Update feature to submit documentation after your initial application has been submitted.
      • Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.
      • Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any disciplinary/background questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement.
    4. Education: If your clinical fellowship begins prior to the date of graduation, you must submit a letter from the school which indicates that all requirements have been completed and the date the applicant will graduate – otherwise, official transcripts must be submitted directly from the university. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Supervisor:  In order to supervise a clinical fellow, the supervisor must hold a current Indiana license as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist issued by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. A clinical fellowship supervisor assumes professional responsibility for services provided by the clinical fellow under his or her supervision. Supervisors must complete and sign page 3 of the application, entitled “Clinical Fellow Supervisor's Information."  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
      • Clinical fellowship supervision: Clinical fellowship supervision must entail the personal and direct involvement of the supervisor in any and all ways that will permit the clinical fellowship supervisor to monitor, improve, and evaluate the clinical fellow’s performance in professional employment.
      • Transfer of supervision: If you have a change of supervision during the eighteen (18) month period, you must file a “Transfer of Supervision” application.

    Length of Clinical Fellowship: The clinical fellowship may not exceed a maximum period of eighteen (18) consecutive months. The clinical fellowship shall consist of nine (9) months full-time employment or its equivalent. A clinical fellowship of fewer than fifteen (15) hours per week will not fulfill any part of the supervised experience requirement. Registered clinical fellows who fail to complete their requirements within the allotted eighteen months must apply for a new CFY registration and the experience hours earned during the initial eighteen month period will not count toward the requirements for licensure.

    Please note that once you have completed your CFY you must then apply for licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist through our office.  Getting your ASHA certificate does not allow you to practice as an SLP, it will however assist you in obtaining your license through our office.

  • Information Regarding Reciprocity and Provisional Licenses
    • Licensure by Reciprocity: The Board shall issue a license to an applicant if the applicant satisfies the following conditions:
      • Holds a current license from another state or jurisdiction; and
        • that state's or jurisdiction's requirements for a license are substantially equivalent to or exceed the requirements for a license of the Board; or
        • when the person was licensed or certified by another state:
          • there were minimum education requirements in the other state or jurisdiction;
          • if there were applicable work experience and clinical supervision requirements in effect, the person met those requirements to be licensed in that state; and
          • if required by the other state or jurisdiction, the person previously passed an examination required for the license or certification.
      • Has not committed any act in any state or jurisdiction that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license, certificate, registration, or permit to practice that occupation in Indiana at the time the act was committed.
      • Does not have a complaint or an investigation pending before the regulating agency in another state or jurisdiction that relates to unprofessional conduct.
      • Is in good standing and has not been disciplined by the agency that has authority to issue the license or certification.
      • If a law regulating the applicant's occupation requires the board to administer an examination on the relevant laws of Indiana, the Board may require the applicant to take and pass an examination specific to the laws of Indiana.
      • Pays any fees required by the Board for which the applicant is seeking licensure.
    • Provisional Licenses: An applicant for a license by reciprocity is entitled to a provisional license, if all the following conditions are met:
      • The individual signs an attestation, under the penalties for perjury, the following:
        • The individual is in good standing in all states and jurisdictions in which the individual holds a license or certificate for the occupation applied for.
        • The individual has not had a license revoked and has not voluntarily surrendered a license in another state or jurisdiction while under investigation for unprofessional conduct.
        • The individual has not had discipline imposed by the regulating agency for the occupation in another state or jurisdiction.
        • The individual does not have a complaint or an investigation pending before the regulating agency in another state or jurisdiction that relates to unprofessional conduct.
      • The individual does not have a disqualifying criminal history.
      • The individual submits verification that the individual is currently licensed or certified in at least one (1) other state or jurisdiction in the occupation applied for.
      • The individual has submitted an application for a license or certificate under this chapter with the board and has paid any application fee.
    • Expiration of Provisional Licenses: A provisional license expires on the earlier of the following:
      • Three hundred sixty-five (365) days after it is issued.
      • The date on which the board approves and issues the individual a license for the occupation.
      • The date on which the board denies the individual's application for a license or certificate for the occupation.

Renewal Instructions

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  • Renewal Notices

    Renewal notices are sent approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date. License holders with valid email addresses on file will be emailed the renewal notice. Those who do not have valid email addresses on file will be mailed the renewal notice; this notice is mailed to the address of record with the Board. The Board has no way of knowing whether or not a notice reaches its destination; therefore, when a notice has been mailed to a valid email address or mailed, the duty of the Board has been performed.

  • SLP Support Personnel Renewal Applicants

    SLP Support Personnel Renewal Applicants

    If you are employed at the same facility/school as you were under your previous supervisor and have just changed supervisors you need to have your new supervisor complete Form SLP-1 pages 1 and 2.  This form is contained in the application for a new SLP Support Personnel. This can be submitted now electronically at MyLicense.IN.gov by logging into your account and using the License Update feature.

    If you have changed employers since you last renewed you cannot renew your existing license, but must apply for a new license by completing the SLP Support Personnel application and all the requirements.

  • Reinstatement (Past 3 Years) Information

    Along with the reinstatement form and fee you must submit the following:

    3 - 6 Years Expired:  36 hours of CE within the last 24 months;  Explanation of what you have been doing since your license expired (work); if working in another state - proof of an active license; If not working in another state you will need to submit 72 hours of CE with 36 of those completed within the last 24 months; take and pass the law exam (this will be emailed to you upon receipt of your renewal/fee).

    Over 6 years Expired:  72 hours of CE with 36 completed within the last 24 months; Explanation of what you have been doing since your license expired (work), if employed in a school district or in another state then you must provide proof of an active license; If unemployed you must submit a current ASHA registration OR your official transcript, proof of direct supervised clinical experience, proof of clinical fellowship and official Praxis scores; take and pass the law exam

    These forms are in the Paper Renewal Forms section below.

  • Continuing Education

    Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are required to have completed thirty-six (36) hours of continuing education for each two-year renewal cycle.

    Continuing education clock hours must be obtained within the biennial renewal period and may not be carried over from one renewal cycle to another.   If you are licensed for less than a year you are not required to have any CE's, but if you have been licensed for more than a year you must have the full 36 hours.

    Please note that in-service and competency CE's cannot be counted toward your renewal CE.  Also, you can only count a CPR CE the first time you renew your license.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

    The continuing education requirement may be satisfied by participating in the following activities:

    • Educational programs presented by state scientific and professional organizations.
    • University courses taken beyond those required for initial licensure if the course content pertains to the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology.
    • Lectures or workshops, live or recorded telecast, if the educational program is relevant to the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology.

    SELF-STUDY CONTINUING EDUCATION

    Self-study shall include the following:

    • journals and books;
    • audio tapes
    • films and video tapes;
    • visits to facilities;
    • meetings with other professionals and
    • writing articles for publication.

    However, the learning experiences derived from the above must pertain to the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology and no more than six (6) hours of the continuing education requirement may be acquired though self-study.

  • Paper Renewal Forms

    To renew your license by mail, you must select a document below. Print and mail the completed form with the required renewal fee to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. The address is on the form, and checks should be made out to 'Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.' If you answer 'YES' to any of the questions be sure to include a detailed response with your renewal.

    Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologist Renewal Form

    Speech-Language Pathologist  & Audiologist Reinstatement Form - Expired for 3 or More Years

    SLP Support Personnel Renewal Form

Fee Schedule

  • Speech-Language Pathology Applications/Renewals

    Speech-Language Pathology

    FeePenaltyTotal
    Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Application Fee$150NA$150
    Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Renewal - Unexpired$100NA$100
    Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Renewal - Expired < 3 Years - *All past due and current renewal fees plus $50 penaltyVaries$50Varies
    Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Renewal - Expired > 3 Years - (See IC 25-1-8-6(d)(2)&(3)) - Please contact the board office for information. $250 
    Speech-Language Pathology Support Personnel - Application Fee$50NA$50
    Speech-Language Pathology Support Personnel - Renewal$25NA$50
    Clinical Fellowship Year - Application Fee$50NA$50
    Clinical Fellowship Year - Transfer of Supervision$0NA$0

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