Utah Licensing Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology. It is intended for informational use only, and should not be construed as legal advice.
Contact the state's licensure board or regulatory agency for exact licensure, certification, or registration requirements in your jurisdiction.
Initial Licensure Requirements
Audiology (as of July 1, 2010)
- Clinical doctors degree or AuD in audiology from an accredited university or collage
- Completion of one year of professional experience under a licensee, Certificate of Clinical Competence holder or equivalent
- Passage of a nationally standardized exam; the board may require a practical demonstration of clinical skills
- Be in compliance with the regulations of conduct and the code of ethics
Speech Language Pathology
- Masters from an accredited educational institution
- One year of supervised professional experience (30 hours/week for an academic year)
- Passage of a nationally standardized examination; board may require a practical demonstration of clinical skills
- Verification of training and experience in treating and managing the major communication disabilities identified in speech-language pathology or audiology
- In compliance with regulations of conduct and codes of ethics for the profession of speech-language pathology or audiology
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
- Physicians, surgeons
- Utah Office of Education credentialed employees
- Federal, state and local government employees
- Students appropriately titled to indicate training status
- Persons trained in elementary audiometry and qualified to perform basic audiometric tests while employed by a licensed medical doctor and under his direct supervision
- Clinical fellows
- Teachers of persons who are deaf
- Hearing aid dealers or salesmen
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
Temporary license may be issued to an applicant that has:
- Obtained a masters degree or doctorate degree in audiology prior to July 1, 2010, or a clinical doctorate degree in audiology or AuD, after June 30, 2010; and is practicing audiology in a year of clinical externship; the temporary license is valid for up to 12 months.
- For speech-language pathology has: completed all requirements for licensure as a speech-language pathologist and is practicing speech-language pathology in a year of clinical fellowship; the temporary license is valid for up to 12 months.
Continuing Education for Licensure Renewal
Twenty hours of continuing professional education per 2-year period
Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist Licensing Board, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
The Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Licensing Board shall comprise four licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists (two of each) and one member of the general public; one member shall be in private practice as a primary professional interest and activity, one member shall shall be in private practice; one shall be from a non-school clinical setting that provides ongoing speech-language pathology and audiology services, one member shall be a provider of speech-language pathology and audiology services in elementary or secondary schools, and one member shall be a provider of speech-language pathology or audiology services in a college or university training program; at no time may the board consist of more than two members who represent speech language pathology or audiology.
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on state licensure requirements, contact the state board and visit this website:
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Questions regarding state issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.