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Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

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  • Audiology Licensure
  • Speech-Language Pathology Licensure
  • Audiology Assistant Certification
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certification Requirements
  • Audiology Provisional Licensure
  • Speech-Language Pathology Provisional Licensure

Audiology Licensure

  • Doctoral degree with a major emphasis in audiology.
  • Applicants who earned a doctoral degree from an approved program conferred before
  • January 1, 2008, must complete sixty (60) semester hours, of which twenty-four (24) semester hours must be in audiology
  • Applicants who earned a doctoral degree from an approved program conferred after January 1, 2008, must complete seventy-five (75) semester hours
  • 300 clock hours supervised experience with at least 200 of the 300 hours in the area of Audiology
  • Eleven (11) months professional employment experience. This requirement may be met if the applicant holds a doctoral degree, meets the requirements of Section 468.1155 and can demonstrate one year clinical work experience in the doctoral program.
  • Every applicant for licensure as an audiologist with a masters degree conferred before January 1, 2008, shall document that prior to licensure, the applicant completed one year clinical work experience
  • Proof of completion of the Praxis exam with a passing score of 600 or greater and must have been obtained no more than three (3) years from the date of application
  • One (1) hour of HIV/AIDS
  • Two (2) hours in Prevention of Medical Errors

Speech-Language Pathology Licensure

  • Master's degree or completion of the academic requirements of a doctoral program, with a major emphasis in speech-language pathology
  • Applicants enrolled in an approved program prior to January 5, 2005, must complete a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours at least thirty-six (36) hours must be earned in graduate level courses.
  • Applicants enrolled in an approved program after January 5, 2005, must complete a minimum of seventy-five (75) semester hours at least thirty-six (36) hours earned at the graduate level
  • 300 clock hours supervised experience with at least 200 of the 300 hours in the area of speech-language pathology
  • Nine (9) months of professional employment experience
  • Proof of completion of the Praxis exam with a passing score of 600 or greater and must have been obtained no more than three (3) years from the date of application
  • One (1) hour of HIV/AIDS
  • Two (2) hours in Prevention of Medical Errors

Audiology Assistant Certification

  • Documentation evidencing completion of a high school education or its equivalent
  • A supervisory plan/activity plan form (pdf)
  • One (1) hour HIV/AIDS
  • Two (2) hours in Prevention of Medical Errors

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certification Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a regional association of colleges and schools recognized by the Department of Education which includes at least twenty-four (24) semester hours of course work to include: (a) Nine (9) semester hours in courses that provide fundamental information applicable to normal human growth and development, psychology, and normal development and use of speech, hearing and language. (b) Fifteen (15) semester hours in courses that provide information about and observation of speech, hearing, language disorders, general phonetics, basic articulation, screening and therapy, basic audiometry, or auditory training;
  • A supervisory plan/activity plan form (pdf)
  • One (1) hour HIV/AIDS
  • Two (2) hours in Prevention of Medical Errors

Audiology Provisional Licensure

  • Doctoral degree with a major emphasis in audiology
  • Applicants who earned a doctoral degree from an approved program conferred before January 1, 2008, must complete sixty (60) semester hours, of which twenty-four (24) semester hours must be in audiology
  • Applicants who earned a doctoral degree from an approved program conferred after January 1, 2008, must complete seventy-five (75) semester hours
  • 300 clock hours supervised experience with at least 200 of the 300 hours in the area of audiology
  • Completion of a Verification of Employment form by the supervising licensee
  • One (1) hour of HIV/AIDS

Speech-Language Pathology Provisional Licensure

  • Master's degree or completion of the academic requirements of a doctoral program, with a major emphasis in speech-language pathology
  • Applicants enrolled in an approved program prior to January 5, 2005, must complete sixty (60) semester hours at least thirty-six (36) hours must be earned in graduate level courses
  • Applicants enrolled in an approved program after January 5, 2005, must complete seventy-five (75) semester hours at least thirty-six (36) hours earned at the graduate level
  • 300 clock hours supervised experience with at least 200 of the 300 hours in the area of speech-language pathology
  • Completion of a Verification of Employment form by the supervising licensee
  • One (1) hour of HIV/AIDS
  • Two (2) hours in Prevention of Medical Errors