American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Vermont 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. 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. A master's degree or doctoral degree in audiology or speech-language pathology from an educational institution approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA or the American Board of Audiology (ABA) 
  2. Completion of a supervised clinical practicum
  3. Completion of a period of postgraduate professional training, the length and content of which shall comply with standards established by ASHA or ABA
  4. Passing scores on the Praxis II examination or other examination in audiology or speech-language pathology selected by the State Board
    or
    ASHA CCCs or ABA certification

Exemptions

  1. Students clearly designated as trainee participating in a supervised course of study
  2. Hearing aid dispensers
  3. Licensed persons from performing services within their scope of practice

Reciprocity

Vermont does not recognize reciprocity for licensure.

Interim Practice

Two-year provisional licenses may be granted to audiology and speech-language pathology graduates who have met all the requirements for licensure except for completing the clinical fellowship.

Continuing Education

License renewal requires proof of qualifications to maintain certification by ASHA or ABA, the equivalent being thirty hours of continuing education per three-year licensing period.

Telepractice

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

Department Oversight

Vermont Department of Education

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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