South Carolina 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
- Postgraduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology from a school determined by the board to be equivalent to ASHA accreditation
- Completion of 9 months (30 clock hours per week) of full-time, supervised professional employment
- Passage of an examination
have current ASHA CCC's or its equivalent as approved by the Board
meet ASHA's standards for the certificate of clinical competence or its equivalent, in effect at the time of the application
- Federal/State employees or employees of a political subdivision, while engaged in official duties unless licensed by the Board
- Hearing aid dealers/fitters
- Registered nurses, LPNs or other certified technicians under the direction of a physician, otological consultants, or licensed audiologists
- Other persons licensed by the state whose scope of practice overlaps with the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology
The Board may issue a license to:
- A person licensed in another state with substantially equivalent standards and if the person satisfies any other requirements prescribed by the Board, including continuing education
- CCC holders
Interim Practice/Temporary Licensure
- Individuals who have completed their post-graduate degree but not yet taken the exam or lack the supervised professional employment, must apply for an intern license.
- Those who have not passed the exam must do so within 12 months of receiving the intern license; an intern license is valid for only 1 year and may be renewed only once if completing the supervised professional employment requirement.
- Interns must complete 8 hours of continuing education per license period.
Continuing Education for Licensure Renewal
License holders must complete 16 hours of continuing education per license period; licensees must maintain records of CE hours earned for a period of 4 years.
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
The Board shall consist of 5 members: two licensed speech-language pathologists, two licensed audiologists, and one lay member; all Board members must be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on state licensure requirements, contact the state board and visit this website:
South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Questions regarding this document? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.