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Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology - Home Page
Welcome to the home page of The State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the state board that licenses and regulates Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, including Assistants in Speech-Language Pathology, Assistants in Audiology, Interns in Speech-Language Pathology, and Interns in Audiology.
Special Message for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Veterans
The State of Texas recognizes the contributions of our active duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission, and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, is spreading the word to military personnel, their spouses, and veterans about licenses they may be eligible for and that may assist them in their search for work.
The Professional Licensing and Certification Unit provides regulatory oversight, including licensing and certification, for the 23 allied health occupations identified on this page. Military personnel or veterans may have met some licensing requirements as a result of their military service or other training , knowledge, and experience. Military spouses of current, active duty military service members may also have met some licensing requirements related to this status.
Military personnel , their spouses, and veterans who are interested in one of the PLCU occupations and would like additional information regarding requirements may contact us via the contact information below or by clicking on the desired occupation for program specific contact information and a link to the program rules.
While a military service member is deployed minimum requirements for license renewal may be modified.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to military service members, veterans, and their families for their dedicated service to the United States of America and to the State of Texas.
DPS stresses the importance of following all directions on the enclosed FAST pass. They often find that applicants schedule an appointment but do not follow directions. If you are fingerprinted with the wrong FAST pass, you will need to be reprinted and all fees will need to be paid again. DPS is unable to refund fees if you schedule the appointment incorrectly or do not bring the board's FAST pass (see link below) and required documents with you. The criminal history from the incorrect appointment will not be released to the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Also, if you have been required to be fingerprinted in the past (i.e., teacher, state employee, etc.), you will still need to be fingerprinted again. The federal government does not allow sharing of data.
Please Note: If you mail your hard card FAST pass to the board; they become state property and we cannot return them to you (Texas Government Code §552.108).
Continuing Education - CE Providers
The continuing education requirements are intended to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to the public by licensed speech-language pathologists, audiologists, assistants in speech-language pathology, and assistants in audiology. Continuing education credits include courses beyond the basic preparation which are designed to promote and enrich knowledge, improve skills, and develop attitudes for the enhancement of the licensees, thus improving the speech and hearing care to the public.
The licensee is responsible for maintaining a record of his or her continuing education experiences. The certificates, diplomas, registries, or other documentation verifying earning of continuing education hours are not to be forwarded to the board at the time of renewal unless the licensee has been selected for audit by the board.
Enabling Legislation and Board Rules
Intern in Speech-Language Pathology Licensure Forms
||Intern in Speech-Language Pathology Application Form
|Intern Plan and Agreement of Supervision Form
New Updated Form
|Position Statement for Supervising Licensed Interns in Speech-Language Pathology
|Speech-Language Pathology Coursework and Clinical Experience Form
|Renewal/Late Renewal Form
To access documents in Adobe Acrobat format, you must download the Acrobat Reader software. Please see the DSHS file viewing page for more information and a link to the Adobe website.
Texas State Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
An individual who wishes to file a complaint against a Licensed Professional Counselor may write to:
or call 1-800-942-5540 to request the appropriate form or obtain more information. This number is for complaints only. Please direct routine calls and correspondence to the phone number and address on the "Contact Us" page.
To file a complaint, you will need to complete the Complaint and the General Release forms. Return both forms and any additional supporting documentation to the address shown on the complaint form.
After the completed complaint packet is returned, you will be notified by letter acknowledging that your complaint has been received. The complaint will be reviewed to verify that the statement indicates a potential violation of law or rules. If your complaint indicates a potential violation, you may be contacted for additional information. Should your complaint not indicate a potential violation of law or rules, we will also notify you.
A complaint may be filed anonymously by not providing your name and address on the form; however, please be aware that anonymous complaints may be difficult to investigate and many are closed because insufficient information is provided. When you provide your name and address, our investigative staff will be able to contact you for additional information which may be necessary to resolve your complaint.
In some instances, a complaint may be investigated informally by staff. In other cases, investigations are conducted by a Texas Department of State Health Services investigator. The complaint may be investigated by telephone, mail or personal interviews. Information and/or documentation will be collected that is relevant to the complaint. After the investigation is completed, the report of investigation will be forwarded to the program for appropriate action. You may contact the board or program office at any time regarding the status of your complaint.
Last Updated April 19, 2016