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A temporary license shall be issued to an applicant who satisfies the requirements for Paid Clinical Experience Fellow while the PCE Fellow is engaged in the PCE. See O.C.G.A. Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-44-11&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-44-11</a>. Such temporary license shall be valid for one year and may be renewed at the discretion of the Board for only one additional year upon application and payment of the biennial renewal fee (See Fee Schedule).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective with the 2005 biennium, in order to renew a license, the licensee must obtain a minimum of 2.0 CEUs (20 CE) hours as set out in Rule <a title="609-7-.01" href="609-7-.01">609-7-.01</a>. 20 CE hours equals 2.0 CEUs. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.01(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Biennial renewal identification cards will be issued by the Board Office within three (3) months following receipt of acceptable renewal applications, biennial renewal fee and documentation of professional education activities following the expiration date.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals who hold dual 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.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/609-8-.02" name="609-8-.02" title="609-8-.02">Rule 609-8-.02 Late Renewal</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each license will expire and must be renewed by March 31<SUP>st</SUP> of odd numbered years. Licenses not renewed by March 31<SUP>st</SUP> of odd numbered years may be late renewed by June 30<SUP>th</SUP> of that year by the payment of the current renewal fee, plus an additional late renewal fee of 50% of the renewal fee. Late renewal applications must be accompanied by proof that all CE requirements have been met for the biennium.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any license not renewed by June 30<SUP>th</SUP> following the March 31<SUP>st</SUP> expiration date shall automatically become classified as "Administratively Revoked" and the licensee must apply for reinstatement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Practicing with an expired or administratively revoked license shall be prohibited by law, and practice during this period may result in disciplinary action for unlicensed practice.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/609-8-.03" name="609-8-.03" title="609-8-.03">Rule 609-8-.03 Reinstatement</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Expired License. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The failure to late renew an expired license within three (3) months of its expiration shall have the same effect as a surrender or revocation and the applicant for reinstatement shall meet the same conditions provided in Rule <a title="609-8-.03(2)" href="609-8-.03#609-8-.03(2)">609-8-.03(2)</a> regarding reinstatement of a surrendered or revoked license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An expired license may be reinstated following the expiration date and late renewal period by submission of a completed reinstatement application and payment of a reinstatement penalty fee as set by the Board (see Fee Schedule). Such persons must also provide evidence of having met continuing professional education as set out in Rule <a title="609-7-.01" href="609-7-.01">609-7-.01</a>. Reinstatement shall be at the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reinstatement of a Surrendered or Revoked License. A person applying for reinstatement must submit the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If <B>12 months</B> or less from the date the license was surrendered or revoked, submit a completed reinstatement application to the Board, provide documentation of having completed thirty (30) contact hours or 3.0 CEUs directly related to the scope of practice of the license within two (2) years preceding the date of application, and pay to the Board the reinstatement fee as set by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If greater than 12 months but no more than <B>24 Months</B> from the date the license was surrendered or revoked, submit a completed reinstatement application to the Board, provide documentation of having completed forty (40) contact hours or 4.0 CEUs directly related to the scope of practice of the license within two (2) years preceding the date of application, and pay to the Board the reinstatement fee as set by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If greater than 24 months but no more than <B>36 Months</B> from the date the license was surrendered or revoked, submit a completed reinstatement applicant ion to the Board, provide documentation of having completed fifty (50) contact hours or 5.0 CEUs directly related to the scope of practice of the license within two (2) years preceding the date of application, and pay to the Board the reinstatement fee as set by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If 36 months or greater from the date the license was surrendered or revoked, the person may not have the license reinstated unless the person meets one of the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit a completed reinstatement application to the Board and show that the person has: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Retaken and passed the PRAXIS exam within two (2) years of the date of the application; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)1.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If you have maintained current American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) certification or American Board of Audiology (ABA) certification since the expiration date(s) of your Georgia license, you will not be required to re-take and pass the National Exam (PRAXIS). You must contact ASHA and/or ABA to request a Verification of Certification Letter be mailed directly to the Board. If the date of initial certification is beyond two (2) years, the applicant must show recency of study as specified in the Board Rules. The Board will review the application and the AHSA or ABA documentation. If the eligibility requirements as defined in Georgia laws and rules are met, the applicant may be issued a license. American Academy of Audiology (AAA) membership does not satisfy the requirements of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Obtained fifty (50) contact hours or 5.0 CEUs directly related to the scope of practice of the license within two (2) years preceding the date of application. The continuing education must meet the approval of the Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paid the reinstatement fee as set by the Board (see Fee Schedule); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Met the requirements for the license in effect on the date of the application; or</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit a completed reinstatement application to the Board and show that the person has: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A current license from another state or country with equivalent standards to the current Georgia Act with the verification from the other state or country;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Practiced the licensed profession in such other state(s) or country for a period of at least 2 years, and practiced for a period of at least two (2) years of the previous five (5) years from the date of the reinstatement application;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Obtained fifty (50) contact hours or 5.0 CEUs directly related to the scope of practice of the license within two (2) years preceding the date of application. The continuing education must meet the approval of the Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(2)(d)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paid the reinstatement fee as set by the Board (see Fee Schedule).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="609-8-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A surrendered or revoked license is subject to reinstatement at the discretion of the Board. The Board may restore or reissue a license and, as a condition thereof may impose any disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/609-8-.04" name="609-8-.04" title="609-8-.04">Rule 609-8-.04 Revocation</a></h2> <P>The Board shall have the authority to revoke the license of a person licensed by the Board pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-1-19&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-1-19</a>. The voluntary surrender of a license or the failure to renew a license in accordance with these rules shall have the same effect as a revocation of said license.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/609-8-.01" name="609-8-.01" title="609-8-.01">Rule 609-8-.01 Renewal</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/609-8-.02" name="609-8-.02" title="609-8-.02">Rule 609-8-.02 Late Renewal</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/609-8-.03" name="609-8-.03" title="609-8-.03">Rule 609-8-.03 Reinstatement</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/609-8-.04" name="609-8-.04" title="609-8-.04">Rule 609-8-.04 Revocation</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>