Arkansas Licensing Regulations 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 and Speech-Language Pathology
- Master's or doctoral degree in communicative disorders from an educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Board of Examiners or ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) granted subsequent to January 1, 1993
- Clinical summary signed by a program director of an accredited program verifying completion of clinical practicum requirements
- Thirty-six weeks of supervised full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid professional experience
- Passage of a national exam (Praxis) or ASHA CCCs
- Hearing aid dealers
- Any other person licensed by the state from engaging in the profession or occupation for which he/she is licensed
- Department of Education certified employees of a public school system
- Students designated as speech-language pathology or audiology interns or trainees
- Speech-language pathology services offered within the confines of the Division of Developmental Disability Services if that person holds a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology and is supervised by a licensed speech-language pathologist
- Nonresidents licensed in another state with equivalent standards or CCC holders may offer services for no more than 30 days per fiscal year if in cooperation with a licensed practitioner
- Nonresidents may offer services for no more than five days per calendar year if in cooperation with a licensed practitioner and the individual is eligible for licensure in the state
- The Board of Examiners may grant reciprocity to any applicant licensed in another state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory with equivalent standards
- The Board of Examiners may grant a license to any CCC holder
- A person with ASHA CCCs or licensed in another state who has applied for the exam
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
- Applicants for a provisional license must possess a master's degree and be in the process of completing the paid professional experience and pass an exam approved by the Board of Examiners. Application must be made within 30 days of paid experiences onset. This license may be renew annually for up to 36 months.
- ASHA certified individuals may practice pending disposition of their application.
Continuing Education for Licensure Renewal
Ten clock hours per year; dual licensees must complete 15 clock hours per year
State of Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
The Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology shall be comprised of eight members, who shall be residents of Arkansas for at least two years preceding their appointments and shall be appointed by the governor for three-year terms; seven members shall be appointed by names submitted by the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association or other professional groups; there shall be two speech-language pathologists, two audiologists, and a fifth member who may be either a speech-language pathologist or audiologist; there shall be one consumer member and one public representative who are not health-related professionals; one member of the Board shall represent the elderly, be at least 60 years of age and not engaged in or retired from the practice of 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:
Arkansas Board of Examiners, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.