How to Renew a Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology License
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Licenses are eligible for renewal 60 days prior to expiration. TDLR encourages you to begin the renewal process as early as possible to avoid any lapses in licensure that may occur as a result of incomplete application materials or other delays.
You will be notified of your license expiration at least 30 days before your license is scheduled to expire. The renewal notification will be sent to your address of record. Non-receipt of a license renewal notice from the Department does not exempt you from meeting license renewal requirements.
Upon your first renewal at TDLR, you will receive a new certificate and a new wallet card.
All licenses are issued licenses for 2 years, except for Intern licenses, which are valid for one year.
License renewal forms can be completed and submitted online using the online licensing system.
If you are unable to renew online, please email us to request a paper renewal form.
The fees for license renewal are:
- Speech Language Pathologist/ Audiologist- $100
- Intern in Speech/Audiology-$75
- Assistant in Speech/Audiology-$100
New Human Trafficking Prevention Training Requirement
A human trafficking prevention training course, approved by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), must be completed to renew your license.
For more information on the training requirement, please visit our Human Trafficking Prevention Training for Health Care Practitioners webpage.
Continuing Education Requirements
To renew and maintain continuous licensure, you must complete all continuing education requirements prior to the expiration of the license to avoid payment of a late renewal fee.
Please see the Continuing Education Requirements page for detailed information.
Renewal of Expired Licenses
There is no grace period for expired licenses. If your license has lapsed, you may not practice without a current license issued by the department.
A person whose license has been expired for 90 days or less may renew the license by paying to the department a renewal fee that is equal to 1-1/2 times the normally required renewal fee.
A person whose license has been expired for more than 90 days but less than 18 months may renew the license by paying to the department a renewal fee that is equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.
On approval by the executive director (see Request to Executive Director for Expired License Renewal Form PDF), a person whose license has been expired for at least 18 months but less than three years may renew the license by paying to the department a renewal fee equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.
Applicants with Criminal Convictions
On receipt of a renewal application, the department shall conduct a criminal background check.
Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process by which TDLR determines whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.