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Chapter 609-2 APPLICATION PROCESS

Rule 609-2-.01 Americans With Disabilities Act

The Board will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The request for an accommodation by an individual with a disability must be made in writing on a form provided by the Board and received in the Board office by the application deadline along with appropriate documentation, as indicated in the Request for Disability Accommodation Guidelines.

Rule 609-2-.02 Licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist

(1) A person who seeks licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist shall submit the appropriate application to the Board on forms that are available on the website or the Board office.
(2) An applicant who seeks licensure as both a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist shall submit a separate application for each license sought.
(3) The applicant shall submit the appropriate application fee. See Fee Schedule. The application fee is non-refundable.
(4) Repealed.
(5) Licensure fees for approved applications are not pro-rated during the biennial licensure period.
(6) If the request for licensure is approved, the applicant will be notified in writing and assigned a license number.
(7) An application file will become void if it is not complete within twelve (12) months of the date of the application. PCE applications are valid for twenty-four (24) months. If, after the application becomes void, if licensure is still desired, the applicant must submit a new application, new documents and the appropriate fee.

Rule 609-2-.03 Licensure as an Audiologist

(1) A person who seeks licensure as an Audiologist shall submit the appropriate application to the Board on forms that are available on the website or the Board office.
(2) An applicant who seeks licensure as both a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist shall submit a separate application for each license sought.
(3) Each application must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. (See Fee Schedule). The fee will cover the cost of processing the application, the cost of the initial biennial license and the decorative wall certificate.
(4) Repealed.
(5) Licensure fees for approved applications are not pro-rated during the biennial licensure period.
(6) If the request for licensure is approved, the applicant will be notified in writing and assigned a license number.
(7) An application file will become void if it is not complete within twelve (12) months of the date of the application. PCE applications are valid for twenty-four (24) months. If, after the application becomes void, if licensure is still desired, the applicant must submit a new application, new documents and the appropriate fee.

Rule 609-2-.04 Registration as a Speech-Language Pathology Aide

See Chapter 609-6.

Rule 609-2-.05 Provisional License as a Paid Clinical Experience/Required Professional Experience Fellow

The term "Paid Clinical Experience Fellow," "PCE Fellow," "Required Professional Experience Fellow," "RPE Fellow," or "Fellow" shall mean a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in their period of Paid Clinical Experience (PCE) Professional Experience Requirement (PER) who holds a provisional license for the purpose of meeting the experience requirements for licensure as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. See Chapter 609-3. A speech-language pathologist or audiologist holding a provisional license shall be subject to the same disciplinary actions as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist holding a full license.

Rule 609-2-.06 Military Spouses and Transitioning Service Members

(1) As used in this rule, the following terms shall mean:
(a) "Board" means the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
(b) "License" means any license issued by the board to practice speech-language pathology or audiology.
(c) "Military" means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
(d) "Military spouse" means a spouse of a service member or transitioning service member.
(e) "Service member" means an active or reserve member of the armed forces, including the National Guard.
(f) "Transitioning service member" means a member of the military on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.
(2) Effective July 1, 2017, military spouses and transitioning service members may qualify for expedited processing of the license application by showing that the applicant is a military spouse or transitioning service member and that the applicant has paid the fee and meets the requirements for a license under the law and rules for the type of license for which the applicant has applied.