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Frequently Asked Questions


See Board Rules 609-2 and 609-3


The non-refundable application fee payable to Georgia State Board Of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology must be included with application.

NOTARIZED APPLICATION: The three-page application must be mailed to the Board’s office at the address listed above, along with your FEE. All questions must be answered. Any question answered “yes”, requires further documentation to be submitted. Attach copies of official court documents and an explanation if you have had any criminal convictions or charges, or sanctions by another state licensing board. Approval of licensure is at the Board’s discretion.

COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS: Applicants for Examination/PCE must have an official transcript(s) from each academic institution attended. Master and undergraduate transcripts are required & must include the degree and date conferred.

CLINICAL CLOCK HOURS: Applicants for Examination/PCE must have a copy of clinical practicum hours with signature from academic institution.

PRAXIS SCORES: Applicants for Examination/PCE must submit an original report of the Praxis scores either with your application or upon completion of your PCE, and MUST be received no later than 2 years from the beginning date of your PCE. Please be sure to select the appropriate code with ETS to have your PRAXIS scores sent to the Georgia Board. If you do not select the appropriate code, your scores will not be sent to our office. It is the licensure candidates’ responsibility to assure that his/her PRAXIS scores are sent to the Georgia Board.

OTHER STATE LICENSURE CERTIFICATION: If you are or have ever been licensed in another State(s), you must contact each of these states and have them provide verification of licensure directly to the Georgia Board office. If your state is on the approved list, a state certification is all that is needed. If your state is on the disapproved list, you cannot be considered for licensure by endorsement; only by ASHA or PCE. 

ASHA VERIFICATIONS: Applicants for licensure by ASHA must have the form titled
VERIFICATON OF CERTICATIONsent directly to the Board. The initial certification date must be within two (2) years from the date the Certification form is received in the Board Office or you must provide documentation of having completed 2.0 (20) hours of continuing education within the past two years.


See Board Rules 609-2 and 609-3


The $110.00 or $140.00 non-refundable application fee payable to Georgia State Board of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology must be included with application.

NOTARIZED APPLICATION: The three-page application must be mailed to the Board’s office at the address listed above, along with your FEE. All questions must be answered. Any question answered “yes”, requires further documentation to be submitted. Attach copies of official court documents and an explanation if you have had any criminal convictions or charges, or sanctions by another state licensing board. Approval of licensure is at the Board’s discretion.

OTHER STATE LICENSURE CERTIFICATION: If you are or have ever been licensed in another State(s), you must contact each of these states and have them provide verification of licensure directly to the Georgia Board office. If your state is on the approved list, a state certification is all that is needed. If your state is on the disapproved list, you cannot be considered for licensure by endorsement; only by ASHA or PCE.


From the time we are in receipt of a completed application which does not require Board review, it takes approximately 25 – 30 working days for your license to be issued.  If your application requires Board review, it can take longer.

See Board Rule Chapter 609-3

COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS: Applicants for Examination/PCE must have an official transcript(s) from each academic institution attended. Master and undergraduate transcripts are required & must include the degree and date conferred.


See Board Rule 609-3-.04.


APPLICATION FOR PCE FELLOW TEMPORARY LICENSE: If applicant is applying for Examination/PCE, the Application for PCE/RPE must be completed . This form must be and signed by both the applicant and supervisor. If your PCE is within the school system, you must submit school calendars for the current and upcoming year.

CLINICAL CLOCK HOURS: Applicants for Examination/PCE must have a copy of clinical practicum hours with signature from academic institution


Contact www.ETS.org.

*PRAXIS SCORES: Applicants for Examination/PCE must submit an original report of the Praxis scores either with your application or upon completion of your PCE, and MUST be received no later than 2 years from the beginning date of your PCE. Please be sure to select the appropriate code with ETS to have your PRAXIS scores sent to the Georgia Board. If you do not select the appropriate code, your scores will not be sent to our office. It is the licensure candidates’ responsibility to assure that his/her PRAXIS scores are sent to the Georgia Board
 

No, a law exam is not required. 

The Georgia Board does not issue temporary licenses.

See Board Rule Chapter 609-3

Renewal is required by March 31 of the odd number years.  If you do not renew by March 31st, you cannot practice until your license is renewed or reinstated.  Late renewal is allowed from April 1 through June 30 of the odd year following renewal.


See Board Rule 609-7-.01 for the specific CE requirements.

A continuing education unit (CEU) is defined as ten (10) clock hours of continuing professional education. CEU hours may not be carried over from one licensure biennium to the next.

2.0 CEUs (20 clock hours) is required during each biennium period of licensure.

Individuals who hold licenses in both Speech-Language Pathology and in Audiology shall be required to complete a minimum of 2.0 CEUs in Speech-Language Pathology and 2.0 CEUs in Audiology.

CEU requirements for newly approved license holders will be pro-rated during the first biennium licensure period as follows: Licensees whose applications are approved during the first six (6) months of the biennium will be required to accrue two (2) CEUs.


Licensees approved during the second six (6) months of the biennium will be required to accrue one and one half (1 ½) CEUs.

Licensees approved during the third six months of the biennium will be required to accrue one (1) CEU.

Licensees approved during the final six (6) months are not required to accrue CEUs until the following licensure biennium.

CEU hours must be in educational experiences directly related to the scope of practice of the licensee.

See Board Rule Chapter 609-8

Your license will lapse on July1st following the late renewal period, and is considered lapsed effective with the expiration date of March 31st after the renewal year and you will be required to reinstate. If you practice with a lapsed license, the Board may sanction/discipline you for unlicensed practice. 


See Board Rule  Chapter 609-8


          The $200.00 non-refundable application fee payable to Georgia State Board of
          Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology must be included with application.

          NOTARIZED APPLICATION: The FOUR-page application must be mailed to the Board’s office at the address listed above, along with your FEE. All questions must be answered. Any question answered “yes”, requires further documentation to be submitted. Attach copies of official court documents and an explanation if you have had any criminal convictions or charges, or sanctions by another state licensing board. Approval of licensure is at the Board’s discretion.

          CONTINUING EDUCATION: You must meet the criteria as outlined in Board Rule 609-8-.03 to be considered for reinstatement of your license. This rule can be viewed on our website listed above. You must submit copies of continuing education certificates and descriptions of courses taken.

        EXPLANATION OF LAPSED LICENSE: A letter explaining since the expiration of your license, why your license was not renewed in a timely manor, name(s) of all employers and duties performed by you as an employee. If you have not been employed as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist since the expiration of your license, please explain also.


See Board Rule Chapter 609-9.


        No


It will be necessary to complete the reinstatement process.

See Georgia law, O.C.G.A. § 43-44-3.

See Board Rule 609-6-.01


NOTARIZED APPLICATION: The seven page application must be mailed to the Board’s
office at the address listed above, along with your $40 non-refundable application fee. All questions must be answered. Any question answered “yes” requires further documentation to be submitted. Attach copies of official court documents and an explanation if you have had any criminal convictions or charges, or sanctions by another state licensing board. Approval of licensure is at the Board’s discretion.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The applicant must submit a copy of the high school
diploma, GED Certificate or college transcript.

JOB DESCRIPTION: A job description listing the specific duties of the Speech-Language
Pathology Aide.

SUPERVISOR’S DUTIES: The supervisor must retain two years of documentation of the
indirect or direct supervisory activities. This documentation may be requested during a
renewal audit.


See Board Rule 609-6-.02


NOTARIZED APPLICATION: The first six pages of the application must be mailed to the Board’s office at the address listed above, along with the required fee. All questions must be answered. Any question answered “yes” requires further documentation to be submitted.  Attach copies of official court documents and an explanation if you have had any criminal convictions or charges, or sanctions by another state licensing board. Approval of registration is at the Board’s discretion.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The applicant must submit a copy of the college transcript, or certification in health care from a technical school approved by the Board, or certification of completion of an Audiology Assistant Program approved by the Board.

JOB DESCRIPTION: A job description listing the specific duties and activities to be
performed by t he Audiology Assistant.

SUPERVISOR’S DUTIES: The supervisor must:
*Submit a description of a minimum of 40 hours of proposed instruction in specific
duties and activities the assistant will perform.
*Once the application is approved, submit within 30 days of completion the verification statement (Form D) that training was satisfactorily completed.
*Retain documentation of the indirect or direct supervisory activities for two years.


ASHA – American Speech Language Hearing Association

RPE – Required Professional Experience

PCE – Paid Clinical Experience

There is a form on the Board's website, "Application/Form Downloads" link you may use, or you can simply send a written request to the Board. There is a fee of $25 to process each requested verification. Please provide the name and full mailing address of the intended recipient of the verification.

 


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