California Occupational License

License Title:
    Speech-Language Pathology
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 2005 Evergreen Street, Ste. 2100
Sacramento,  CA  95815

     Phone Number: (916) 263-2666
     Fax Number: (916) 263-2668

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:

Speech-language pathologists or audiologists in private practice, hospitals, private elementary and secondary schools, and post-secondary academic settings supervising students or providing speech language services.

Fees: Application and initial license: $60
Fingerprint processing: $49

Examination Frequency: National exam given by Educational Testing Service (ETS), Praxis Series, P.O. Box 6051, Princeton, NJ 08541-6051, (609) 771-7395. Contact ETS for information on date, time, place, and cost of examination.

Exam Locations: N/A

Experience Requirement: Master's degree or equivalent in appropriate major which must include: completion of 60 semester units, not less than 24 units must be in related disorders specific to the profession for which licensure is sought, and 36 in related field, and 300 hours of supervised clinical experience. Thirty-six weeks of supervised, full-time experience, or seventy-two weeks of part-time experience under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist. NTE testing within the last 5 years, or may submit a request for a waiver. (Note: Must have qualified on the exam at some time in order to be considered for a waiver.) Applicant holds a valid certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology or audiology issued by the Council in Professional Standards in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology are deem to have met the requirements for licensure.

Average Time to Process Application: 8 weeks

Renewal Period: N/A

Special License Requirements: Licensees must complete at least 24 hours of CPD in the preceding two year renewal period.

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Authority: Business and Professions Code, Chapter 5.3, Division 2.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Speech-Language Pathologists 291127