How to Apply for a New Assistant in Audiology License
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Application and Fee
To apply for a new assistant in audiology license, you must submit a completed application form (Apply Online or see Assistant In Audiology Application PDF) along with the $150 application fee (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.
You must hold at least a high-school diploma (or certificate of high school equivalency) to apply for an assistant in audiology license.
Include with your application packet one of the following documents:
- An official diploma or official transcript indicating graduation from high school
- A certificate of high school equivalency, issued by an appropriate education agency
- Official transcript(s) from an accredited college or university indicating that a college degree was awarded
When submitting your application, include proof of completion of approved 20-hour certification course from the Council for Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and earn a passing score on the examination.
Audiology assistants must enter into a supervisory relationship, in which the proposed supervisor agrees to assume responsibility for their activities. During this time, you will agree to perform only those activities assigned by your supervisor.
Supervisors must be approved by the department, and you may not practice until your supervisor has been approved.
You must propose a supervisory relationship by submitting a completed Speech-Language Pathology Supervisory Responsibility Statement Form (PDF).
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 PDF) to TDLR for approval in order for you to continue to practice. Supervisors must be approved by the department prior to supervising assistants.
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.
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.