Hawaii 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 its equivalent from an educational institution recognized by the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology (Board). The equivalent is a bachelor's degree from an accredited university/college with at least 75 semester hours in basic science coursework and specialty. Evidence of eligibility for meeting the requirements of ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-pathology or audiology or both:
Passage of an ETS written examination
Three letters of recommendatiion
- 375 hours of supervised clinical practicum
- 36 weeks of full-time postgraduate clinical fellowship (supervised by CCC holder in specialty)
- Physicians or surgeons
- Licensed hearing aid dealers
- Any other person licensed by the state from engaging in the profession or occupation for which he/she is licensed
- Federal employees
- Clearly designated audiology or speech pathology interns or trainees
- Clinical fellows
- Services performed by non-residents for no more than five working days in a calendar year, or individuals with equivalent licenses in another state or their CCCs, may provide services for no more than 30 working days in a calendar year and both must performed in cooperation with a Hawaii-licensed speech pathologist or audiologist.
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
- ASHA certified individuals or those licensed in another state and have applied for licensure under this section may practice pending Board action on their application (not to exceed 90 days from submittal).
- Individuals who meet the requirements for performance of temporary services shall register that temporary service with the Board and which shall be certified by the sponsoring licensee.
Continuing Education for Licensure Renewal
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology
The Board shall comprise seven members and each shall serve a three-year term; the membership shall comprise two state licensed speech pathologists, two state licensed audiologists, and three public members, one of whom shall be licensed to practice medicine in the state and hold a certificate of qualification from the American Board of Otorhinolaryngology.
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on state licensure requirements, contact the state board and visit this website:
Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.