New Jersey 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
- A doctoral degree program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation or the Accreditation Council for Audiology Educationof the American Academy of Audiology
- Master's degree or equivalent from an accredited college/university acceptable to the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education (75 hours of academic credit on human communication, development and disorders, and clinical techniques; 25 clock hours of supervised observation and 350 clock hours of supervised clinical experience for education).
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least 42 post baccalaureate semester hours acceptable towards a master's degree of at least 30 semester hours in either speech-language pathology or audiology; at least 21 of the 42 hours shall have been obtained from a single college or university; no more than six semester hours may be in courses that provide credit for clinical practice obtained during academic training.
- Complete a clinical internship of nine months of full-time professional employment under a licensed supervisor, unless in an exempt setting; the supervisor must have ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) or equivalent; clinical internship applies only to applicants with a master's or bachelor's degree
- Passage of National Teachers Exam by ETS
- Physicians and persons under the direct supervision/control of a physician, providing such a person is not referred to as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist
- Federal employees for activities within that agency
- Any person certified as a speech correctionist or speech-language specialist certified by the state Department of Education
- Students, fellows, trainees in audiology or speech-language pathology if services constitute a part of a course of study under a licensed supervisor
- Hearing aid dispensers
- Any person engaged in an activity for which they are licensed to perform
- Persons with a business interest, as long as clinical services are performed by licensed audiologists or speech-language pathologists and a statement is filed with the director of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee.
The director of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee may waive the examination requirement to persons licensed in another state with substantially equivalent standards.
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
- The director of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee may issue a temporary license to any new resident (six month minimum) who has applied for licensure and who holds a state license in his/her previous state of residence. Such license is good for one year and cannot be renewed.
- Clinical interns must obtain a temporary license for a period not to exceed 18 months.
Continuing Education for Licensure Renewal
Licensees must complete 20 hours of continuing education per biennium; five hours in excess may be carried over if earned within the six months prior to license renewal.
Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Law & Public Safety, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee is comprised of nine residents: four licensed audiologists or speech-language pathologists (can be no more than three of one discipline), two licensed physicians (one diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology and one diplomat of the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology), two public members, and one state representative.
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on state licensure requirements, contact the state board and visit the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee website.
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.