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Welcome to the Speech, Hearing & Communication Services Licensure Board

Please contact us with any questions via email shs@dopl.idaho.gov or phone (208) 334-3233.

Additional Board Information

AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY INTERSTATE COMPACT (ASLP-IC)

Compact Website: ASLPCompact.com

The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) allows eligible licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists an alternative method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the ASLP-IC Compact, including any rules that are open for public comment, please use the following link: https://aslpcompact.com/commission/

Staff are in the process of initiating the fingerprint-based criminal history background checks with the Idaho State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Once this process has been established between all parties, Idaho will begin accepting applications. 

Continuing Education Requirements 

Contact Hour Requirement: Each licensee will successfully complete, in the twelve (12) months preceding each renewal of their license, a minimum of ten (10) contact hours of continuing education (CE).

Example: 10 hours between January 2023 – January 2024 or 10 hours between May 2023 – May 2024.

Documentation: Each licensee must maintain documentation verifying hours of attendance.

This documentation is subject to audit and must be provided upon request.

Proof of attendance should include:

  • Date, location, course title, and presenter(s)
  • Number of program contact hours (One (1) contact hour equals one (1) hour of continuing education credit.)

General Requirements: CE directly related to the scope of the licensee’s practice and sponsored by a national, state, or regional professional association or an institution of higher education.

Specific Requirements:

  • College or University Courses: One (1) semester credit hour equals fifteen (15) contact hours; one (1) quarter credit hour equals ten (10) contact hours.
  • For proctoring the hearing aid dealing and fitting examination administered by the Board: three (3) contact hours per exam up to a total of six (6) contact hours during each year, provided that a licensee may not claim more than nine (9) contact hours during any three (3) year period.

Please Note: Board Staff will not preapprove CE activities.

AUDIOLOGIST 
     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR80
     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURR YEAR35
     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE10
     CERTIFICATION FEE10
  
HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALISTS 
     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR80
     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURR YEAR35
     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE10
     CERTIFICATION FEE10
  EXAM FEE100
  
SLP – AUD – HAD APPLICANT 
     APPLICATION FEE25
     ORIGINAL LICENSE FEE70
     ENDORSEMENT FEE70
     PROVISIONAL70
  
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER 
     APPLICATION FEE25
     ORIGINAL LICENSE FEE70
     ENDORSEMENT FEE70
     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR80
     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURR YEAR35
     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE10
     CERTIFICATION FEE10
  
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 
     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR80
     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURR YEAR35
     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE10
     CERTIFICATION FEE10
  
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST – ASSISTANT 
     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR80
     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURR YEAR35
     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE10
     CERTIFICATION FEE10

Q: Where can I get an application to obtain a license in Idaho?

A: Go to the Apply or Renew a license on the Board’s Homepage. You’ll also find instructions on each application.

Q: Is an examination required to get a license?

A: Yes, for an SLP or AUD license, passage of the PRAXIS examination is required. For Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitters, passage of the ILE (written) and IHIS Practical. For a SIGN license, you must pass a written and a performance exam.

Q: Is a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA required to become licensed as an SLP or AUD?

A: No. However, the applicant must have passed the PRAXIS, have documentation of at least a Master’s degree including a completed clinical practicum, as well as proof of post-graduate supervised experience as approved by the Board. Proof of ASHA certification, received directly from ASHA, can provide proof of these requirements.

Q: Is the PRAXIS the same as the National Examination I took in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology years ago?

A: Yes, just a new name.

Q: When does my license renew?

A: Your license expires on your birthdate each year. License expiration date remains on the licensee’s birthdate, regardless of the date of license renewal.  So, if the license is reinstated part-way through the year, the license will again need to be renewed within 6 weeks of birthdate/expiration date and new continuing education documentation will need to be obtained.

Q: I have let my license lapse, what must I do to activate that license?

A:  A license that has been lapsed less than five years may be reinstated upon submission of a renewal application together with the payment of renewal fees, a license re-instatement fee, and proof of completion continuing education as required in the rules.  If a license has been lapsed for more than five years, a new application for licensure is required.

Q: Is there endorsement (reciprocity) with other states?

A: Idaho does not have reciprocity with any states. Licensure by endorsement is available if all requirements have been met.

Q: Is it okay to send copies of transcripts and licenses I currently have?

A: Any supporting documentation must come from the issuing source: official transcripts from the college or university attended, examination scores from the Testing facility and licenses from the state that issued the license. If another state’s license information is online and verifies it is a Primary Source Verification (PSV) site, you may print the license information from their website and highlight the PSV statement. For SIGN license applicants who are RID-certified, they may include a copy of their RID card as verification of their exam and certification.

Q: Do I have to list and request license certification from every state in which I have been licensed, even if a license has expired?

A: Yes. All state licenses must be reported, and certification submitted with the application for review.

Q: What is required to change a supervisor for a provisional permit?

A: If a permit holder needs to change their supervisor, they should complete a full permit application form and write “Change of Supervisor” on the form. A new plan of supervision must be included; however, no additional fees are required.

Q: How do I request a duplicate license?

A: LOST, DESTROYED OR INVALID LICENSE / REGISTRATION

The license/registration issued to you by the Division is public proof that you are entitled to pursue certain activities regulated by Idaho Law.  If your license/registration becomes lost or destroyed, you may obtain a replacement from the Division.  A replacement may also be requested if you have changed your name or address and wish to receive a license/registration bearing the updated information.  

You may complete the Application for Duplicate License form online, print it out and sign it, and send it with the fee required by Idaho law to the Division.  Your application will not be processed unless the fee is received with the application.   A replacement card will be sent to the mailing address.

Q: How do I request an official license certification?

A: Fill out the Request For Official License/Registration Certification form and return it back to the Division.

NamePositionExpirationOriginal Appointment
Kenneth W. NuhnAt LargeJuly 1, 2023October 1, 2014
Gayle L. ChaneyAudiologistJuly 1, 2024November 3, 2009
Kevin C. WoodallSpeech PathologistJuly 1, 2024July 1, 2012
Leah A GareySpeech PathologistJuly 1, 2025April 19, 2023
April L FagersonAudiologistJuly 1, 2025June 13, 2023
Gage W WelfleyDealer and FitterJuly 1, 2026February 21, 2024
Rachel H MillerSign Language InterpreterJuly 1, 2026February 21, 2024

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