New Mexico 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
- Holds a master's degree in audiology or communication disorders or an equivalent degree awarded prior to January 1, 2007; meets the academic requirements for certification by a nationally recognized speech-language or hearing association
Has completed the current academic, practicum, and employment experience requirements for a certificate of clinical competence in audiology from a nationally recognized speech-language or hearing association and has passed a nationally recognized standard examination
Holds a doctoral degree in audiology or equivalent degree regardless of degree name, and meets academic requirements for certification by a nationally recognized speech-language or hearing association, and has completed the current academic, practicum, and employment requirements of a nationally recognized speech-language or hearing association, and has passed a nationally recognized standard examination in audiology
- Passage of a jurisprudence exam
- If previously licensed by another state, verification of licensure must be sent directly to the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board (Board) by the issuing jurisdiction.
- Official transcripts verifying at least a master's degree in speech-language pathology, speech-language and hearing science, communication disorders or equivalent degree regardless of degree name; or
- A certification bearing an official seal and attesting to completion of degree requirements from the registrar, mailed directly to the Board from the conferring institution; and
- A certified copy of a certificate of clinical competency from a Board-recognized national speech-language association or proof of completion of the clinical fellowship year or equivalent;
passage of a nationally recognized exam
- Passage of a jurisprudence exam
- If previously licensed by another state, verification of licensure must be sent directly to the Board by the issuing jurisdiction.
- Licensed physicians
- Certified teachers of the deaf
- Other licensed professionals acting within their scope of practice
Not applicable. All applicants must apply as new applicants.
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
Clinical fellows must obtain a license; prior to or during the first 12 months an individual has his/her Clinical Fellow license, individual must take and pass a nationally recognized exam.
Continuing Education Requirements for Licensure Renewal
Must complete 20 hours of continuing education every two years
Regulation and Licensing Department, Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board
The Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board shall be comprised of 10 members who have been state residents for at least five years prior to their appointment; two licensed speech-language pathologists, two licensed audiologists, two licensed hearing aid dispensers, one licensed otolaryngologist, and three public members with no interest, direct or indirect, in the profession regulated; the licensed members of the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board shall not hold any elected or appointed office in any related professional organization.
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on state licensure requirements, contact the state board and visit the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices website.
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.