How to Apply for a New Audiology License

If you currently hold a valid intern in audiology license, please see the Intern Upgrade to Audiologist License page.


Application and Fee

To apply for a new audiologist license, submit a completed application form (Apply Online or see Audiology Application Form (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.


Educational Requirements

You must hold a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university with a major in audiology or a related hearing science discipline to apply for an audiology license.

Transcripts

An original or certified copy of academic transcript(s) must be included with your application form. The transcript cannot be faxed. Electronic transcript(s) will be accepted if emailed to cs.speech@tdlr.texas.gov from the university’s secure site. We do not accept electronic transcripts from the applicant.

Non-Accredited Colleges or Universities

If you graduated from a college or university with a program that was not accredited by the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation, an original signed letter from ASHA must be included with your application, stating the Council for Clinical Certification has accepted the coursework and clinical experience.


Clinical Experience Requirements

An Intern in Audiology Course Work and Clinical Experience Form (PDF) must be completed by the university program director or designee, which verifies the applicant has met all academic and clinical requirements for the graduate degree.


Internship Requirements

A Report of Completed Internship in Audiology Form (PDF) must completed by your supervisor and signed by both you and your supervisor, indicating that all requirements of the internship have been met. The form must be submitted within 30 days of completion of the internship.

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).

Out-of-State Internships

If an internship was completed out-of-state, include a copy of the supervisor's diploma or transcript showing a master's degree in one of the areas of communicative sciences or disorders as well as a copy of the supervisor's valid license to practice in that state.

If the state where the internship was completed does not require licensure, then an original letter from ASHA will be required, stating the supervisor held the Certificate of Clinical Competence when the applicant completed the internship.


Examination Requirements

Applicants must pass both the national Praxis Exam as well as the Texas Jurisprudence Examination. Please see the Exam Information page for more details on how to register for these exams.


ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence or ABA Certification

The department may waive the clinical experience requirements, internship requirements, and the written examination requirement (Praxis Exam) for applicants who hold an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence or an ABA Certification. You will need to submit official documentation from ASHA or ABA as evidence that you meet the examination requirements.


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 or a Texas intern in audiology 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.


Dual Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology

Dual licensure means that an individual is licensed to practice as both a speech-language pathologist and as an audiologist. The speech-language pathologist and audiologist licenses are separate license types, and they will each require separate applications.

Please see the How to Apply for a New Speech-Language Pathology License page for complete details on how to apply.