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How to Apply for a New Assistant in Audiology License

Application and Fee

To apply for a new assistant in audiology license, submit the online application along with the $150 application fee and required documents (includes two-year initial license).

You will have 1 year from the date the application was submitted to complete all licensing requirements. If you have not met all licensing requirements within the 1 year period, you will be required to submit a new application and all required materials in addition to paying a new application fee.


Educational Requirements

You must hold at least a high-school diploma (or certificate of high school equivalency) to apply for an assistant in audiology license. Submit your diploma or equivalency certificate and an original or certified copy of the Council for Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) certificate indicating that the applicant has completed the required CAOHC training and passed the required examination. If you have a bachelor's degree or higher in communicative sciences or disorders, you are not required to complete the CAOHC course. Instead, submit an original or certified copy of your transcript instead of the CAOHC certificate.

The transcript cannot be faxed. Electronic transcript(s) will be accepted if emailed sent from the university’s secure site to cs.transcript@tdlr.texas.gov. We do not accept electronic transcripts from the applicant.


Supervision

An assistant in audiology must work under the supervision of a licensed audiologist who agrees to assume responsibility for all services provided by the assistant.

You must submit an Assistant in Audiology Supervisory Responsibility Statement (SRS) (PDF), completed by the licensed supervisor who agrees to accept responsibility for the services provided by you once you receive your license, with your application. Your license must be issued and you must be added to your proposed supervisor’s license before you may begin to practice as an audiology assistant.

To be considered for approval, supervisors must have practiced for at least 2 years, which can include an internship year (clinical fellowship) year. Supervisors may not supervise more than a total of four interns and/or assistants at any time.

Add, Delete, or Change Supervisor

You may not practice without supervision. Your supervisor is required to notify TDLR of any changes in supervision. Your supervisor may use the online supervisee system to delete you from his/her license, or he/she may submit a letter to TDLR stating termination of supervision.

Your new proposed supervisor must submit a new Supervisory Responsibility Statement, either using the online system or a Assistant in Audiology Supervisory Responsibility Statement (SRS) (PDF), to TDLR for approval in order for you to continue to practice. Supervisors must be approved by the department prior to supervising assistants.

Competency-Based Training

After receiving your assistant in audiology license, you must complete a minimum of 25 hours of competency-based training to be carried out by the supervisor. Until this training is complete, you may practice only under direct supervision of your supervisor.

Upon satisfactory completion of the training, the supervisor submits the Report of Completed Training for an Assistant in Audiology Form (PDF) on behalf of the licensed assistant to be reviewed by the department.

In delivering training, the approved supervisor must consider the skill and experience of the licensed assistant as well as the services to be provided. The supervision hours established by the department are minimum values and may be exceeded as determined by the supervisor to acquire competency of job skills.


Examination Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of successfully completing the Texas Jurisprudence Examination when submitting an application.


Criminal History Evaluation

All new applicants must submit fingerprints for a national criminal history record review. Once your completed application is received by TDLR, instructions on how to schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted will be emailed to you.

Having a criminal conviction does not necessarily disqualify you from licensure. Texas allows you to have your criminal history evaluated before submitting your application and non-refundable fees. Please see Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions for further information.