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.
Note: All licensees are required to notify the Department of Health in writing, of the regular address of the place(s) where the licensee intents to practice more than 20 consecutive business days.
Note: Audiologists may dispense hearing aids under an audiology license.
Applicants credentialed in another state, territory, or District of Columbia with equivalent standards may be receive a temporary practice permit to practice in Washington while undergoing while the national background check is completed.
Applicants who, except for the postgraduate professional experience and the exam, meet the academic and practicum requirement to practice under supervision shall obtain an interim permit. The permit is valid for one year from date of issuance.
Audiology interim permit holders may engage in the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.
Thirty hours of continuing education are required every three years, including one hour on infection control.
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.