Maine 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 doctoral degree from a Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) accredited program or a degree determined by the Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing (Board) to be substantially equivalent and consistent with the requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) or other organization approved by the Board
- Supervised clinical practicum (requirements mirror ASHA CCC required) or substantial equivalent
- For speech-language pathology, completion of a clinical fellowship substantially equivalent to requirements of a 36-week clinical fellowship in ASHA CCC requirements (revised March 2009)
- Passing score on the Praxis exam
A master's, doctoral, or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and a valid ASHA CCC.
- Hearing aid dealers
- Persons credentialed as a speech-language or hearing clinician issued by the Department of Education within a local educational agency
- Federal employees under the jurisdiction of the organization
- Students enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree where such services are a part of the course of study.
- The Board may waive the examination requirement and grant licensure to any applicant with a current license in another state, DC, or U.S. territory with standards deemed substantially equivalent by the Board.
- License verifications from all jurisdictions in which the applicant was ever licensed and the law and rules in effect at the time in the jurisdiction in which the applicant is licensed must be submitted for review to determine substantial equivalency.
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
- Applicants with a qualifying degree and a clinical fellowship supervisory plan that is substantially equivalent to the ASHA fellowship requirements may qualify for a temporary speech-language pathology temporary license (supervisor need not hold a CCC).
- Applicants for a temporary audiology license must have the requisite degree and submit a clinical practicum supervisory plan that is substantially equivalent to the CCC (supervisor need not hold a CCC). These qualifications only apply to applicants with a master's degree who have not earned a clinical doctor of audiology degree (AuD).
- The temporary license is valid for one year and may be renewed only once. Individuals may only practice under a licensed supervisor.
Continuing Education for Licensure Renewal
License renewal requires 10 hours of continuing professional education each year. Dual licensed must complete 16 hours of continuing professional education.
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing
The Board shall be comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor; two members must have been employed full time in speech-language pathology for one year immediately preceding their appointment; two members must have been employed full time in audiology for at least one year immediately preceding appointment; two members shall be hearing aid dealers and fitters with at least five years of experience; one shall be a representative of the public; all professional members shall be current license holders.
"Indirect Supervision" is defined to include demonstration, record review, review, and evaluation of audio or videotaped session, interactive television, and supervisory conferences that may be conducted by phone. Continuing education may include courses to enhance the efficacy of telepractice.
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on state licensure requirements, contact the state board and visit this website:
Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.