North Dakota Licensing Requirements for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
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
- Be of good moral character
- Possess an appropriate degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by the Board of Examiners:
- An applicant for a speech-language pathologist license shall possess at least a master's degree in speech-language pathology.
- An applicant for an audiologist license shall possess at least a master's or a doctorate degree in audiology.
- Passage of an exam approved by the Board of Examiners
Note: No postgraduate professional experience is required.
- Hearing aid specialists
- Public school employees credentialed by the Department of Public Instruction
- Federal employees within the confines of their organization
- Students appropriately designated as speech-language pathology or audiology trainees or interns
- Teachers of the hearing impaired credentialed by the department of public instruction or the Council on Education of the Deaf
- Certified audiometric technicians
- Hearing screeners if services are part of a public service project and are performed in cooperation with a licensed audiologist who is responsible for the training, screening, and interpretation of testing results and appropriate referral and follow-up
- Any person licensed in the state from engaging in their profession
- Nonresidents who are not licensed in the state may provide services for no more than five days in any calendar year in cooperation with a licensed practitioner.
The Board of Examiners may waive the examination requirement if the applicant presents proof of licensure in another state with equivalent standards.
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
A temporary license may be issued to any person who provides satisfactory evidence of qualifications to the Board of Examiners; such license is good for one year.
Continuing Education Requirement for Licensure Renewal
10 clock hours per year
North Dakota Stae Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
The Board shall comprise seven members appointed by the governor; two audiologists, two speech–language pathologists, one hearing aid dealer, one otolaryngologist, and one consumer member; appointees must be residents of the state for at least one year immediately preceding their appointment and, except for the consumer member, must be engaged in rendering services to the public in teaching or in research in audiology or speech-language pathology for three years preceding the appointment.
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on state licensure requirements, contact the state board, and visit this website:
North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech/Language Pathology
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