American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Nevada 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. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Initial Licensure

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

  1. Citizen of the United States or lawfully allowed to work in the United States
  2. Master's or doctoral degree from an accredited educational institution or equivalent training and experience
  3. Three hundred clock hours of supervised clinical practicum
  4. Passage of an examination

Note: No postgraduate professional experience is required.

Exemptions

  1. Physicians or persons under the direct supervision of a physician
  2. Hearing aid specialists
  3. Persons credentialed by the state Department of Education
  4. Federal employees and the Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Graduate student intern, pursuing a graduate degree in audiology or speech-language pathology
  6. Registered nurses employed as school nurse
  7. Current certificate holders from Council on the Education of the Deaf and working as a teacher of the deaf and who does not engage in private practice in Nevada

Reciprocity

The Board may waive the examination requirement to persons who:

  • Are licensed in a state in which the licensing requirements at the time the license was issued are substantially equivalent to Nevada
    or
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) holders

Interim Practice

The Board shall issue a temporary license to persons licensed in another state upon application and payment of the fee who meet all requirements for licensure in this state except for passing the examination; such license is valid until the Board publishes the results of the next exam.

Nevada does not license individuals completing their clinical fellowship year in anticipation of applying for their ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Continuing Education

Fifteen hours of continuing education are required each renewal cycle. Excess credits may not be carried over from one renewal period to another.

Telepractice

Nevada does not currently regulate telepractice. For information on states that do regulate telepractice, visit State Telepractice Requirements.

Board Oversight

Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology

Resources

For further information on laws and regulations for speech-language pathologists and audiologist, please visit these websites:

Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.

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