Alaska 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
Master's degree or doctorate in audiology from an accredited educational institution approved by the Department of Community and Economic Development, and has either (i) a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the equivalent of the certificate or (ii) practiced audiology for two years as of January 1, 1986, or is in the process of completing the year of supervised experience required for the CCC and has not engaged in conduct that is grounds for disciplinary sanctions.
A CCC in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or an equivalent certification and has not engaged in conduct that is grounds for disciplinary sanctions.
- A licensed physician
- Federal employees
- A student properly identified as a speech-language pathology or audiology intern or trainee
- Employees of, or contractors with, a school district while practicing for the school district
- A nurse who performs hearing sensitivity evaluations
- Hearing aid dealers
- An individual holding a class A certificate issued by the Conference of Executives of American Schools of the Deaf may teach the hearing impaired
- An individual may engage in hearing testing as part of a hearing conservation program that complies with OSHA regulations
- Professors of audiology or speech-language pathology may use the title "audiologist" or "speech-language pathologist" but may not practice if not licensed in the state.
Holders of ASHA CCC's or equivalent
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
- The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development may also issue a temporary license to a nonresident for the practice of audiology in the state for 30 consecutive days or less in a calendar year, if the individual is licensed to practice audiology in another state, territory of the United States, foreign country, or province with equivalent standards or if the non-resident meets the qualifications for a license but resides in a foreign country or U.S. territory or state that does not license audiologists.
- The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development may issue a temporary license to a nonresident for the practice of speech-language pathology in the state for 60 consecutive days or less in a calendar year if the individual is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in another state, territory of the United States, foreign country, or province with equivalent standards.
- The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development may issue a temporary license to a non-resident for the practice of speech-language pathology for 60 days or less if the individual meets Alaska's licensure requirements but resides in a geographic location that does not license speech-language pathologists.
- A person, resident or not, who is in the process of completing a year of supervised clinical competence in speech-language pathology from ASHA.
- Temporary license has no expiration date for CFs while under supervised clinical experience and while ASHA CCCs are in process.
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists who practice independently must also obtain an Alaska Business License.
Continuing Education Requirement for Licensure Renewal
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on state licensure requirements, contact the state board and visit this website:
Regulations of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.