How to Apply for a New Intern in Audiology License
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The purpose of an intern in audiology license is to complete the necessary supervised professional experience requirements to obtain an audiology license. The internship is sometimes called an “externship” or “fourth-year” by graduate students.
Application and Fee
To apply for a new intern in audiology license, submit the online application along with the $75 application fee and required documents (includes one-year initial license).
You must be currently enrolled in an accredited doctoral program as approved by the department. You must have completed all required academic and clinical course work for the doctoral degree to apply for an intern in audiology license.
An applicant must submit an Intern in Audiology Course Work and Clinical Experience Form (PDF) with their application. The Intern in Audiology Course Work and Clinical Experience Form (PDF) must be completed by the university program director or designee, which verifies that the applicant is enrolled in a professionally recognized accredited doctoral program and has completed all required academic and clinical course work.
An applicant for an intern in audiology license must submit an Audiology Intern Plan and Agreement of Supervision Form (PDF), which is completed by the supervisor and signed by both the applicant and the supervisor. The internship cannot begin until the intern license has been issued.
The internship must consist of 1,600 hours of supervised clinical work, involving primarily clinical activities. These activities may include assessment, diagnosis, evaluation, screening, treatment, report writing, family/client consultation, and/or counseling related to the management process of individuals.
Your supervisor must have at least two years of professional experience in providing direct client services, which may include an internship year (clinical fellowship) year. Your supervisor may not supervise more than a total of four interns and/or assistants at one time, and they must not be your parent or child.
If multiple supervisors will share responsibility for the intern, each supervisor must complete and sign a separate Audiology Intern Plan and Agreement of Supervision Form (PDF).
Add, Delete, or Change Internship Supervisor
You must submit a completed Report of Completed Internship in Audiology Form (PDF) to TDLR within 30 days of terminated supervision. Both intern and supervisor must complete this report.
If you are continuing your internship under a new supervisor, your new proposed supervisor must submit a new Intern Plan and Agreement of Supervision form, using either the online system or the Audiology Intern Plan and Agreement of Supervision Form (PDF). Supervisors must be approved by the department prior to supervising interns.
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. If you previously submitted fingerprints for a Texas audiology assistant license, you do not need to submit fingerprints again.
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.
Upgrade to Audiologist
Interns in audiology are eligible to upgrade their license type to audiologist when they have met the 1,600-hour internship requirement and passed the Praxis exam.
Please see How to Apply for a New Audiology License page for complete details on the application process.