By the Division of Professional Licensure



5.01: License Renewal

Licenses must be biennially renewed on even numbered years.

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5.02: Late Filing Fee

Renewal forms and fees received after the due date will be subject to a late filing fee.

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5.03: Dual Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

An individual seeking licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist must submit a separate application for each discipline and will be required to pay the full license and application fee for each discipline.

An individual seeking licensure as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and Audiology Assistant must submit a separate application for each discipline and will be required to pay the full license and application fee for each discipline.

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5.04: Procedures for Renewal of a Lapsed/Expired License

(1)   If a licensee fails to meet the license requirements for renewal of his/her license, the license of such person is considered lapsed or expired. A lapsed/expired license is a license not in good standing. A licensee with a lapsed/expired license is not authorized to practice Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during the period that the license is lapsed/expired.

(2)   Reinstatement of a lapsed/expired license where the licensee practiced as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, or Audiology Assistant during the period the license was lapsed/expired.

When an applicant for reinstatement applies to reinstate a license which has been lapsed/ expired the application is subject to approval by the Board.  The applicant for reinstatement must submit:

(a)   a completed renewal form;

(b)   payment of up to two (2) past due renewal fees and a late fee, as required by the Board;

(c)   documentation satisfactory to the Board showing completion of Continuing Education Activities, as defined in 260 CMR 7.00, as required by the Board;

(d)   submission of an affidavit signed under the pains and penalties of perjury by the Licensee listing the site(s) and date(s) where the Licensee has been practicing during the period the license was lapsed/expired;

(e)   any other pertinent information as required by the Board; and

(f)   the licensee may be required to personally appear before the Board.

(3)   Reinstatement of a lapsed/expired license where the applicant for reinstatement did not practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, or Audiology Assistant during the period the license was lapsed/expired. 

The applicant for reinstatement must submit the following

(a)   completion of renewal form;

(b)   payment of current application fee, license fee, and a late fee;

(c)   submission of an affidavit signed under the pains and penalties of perjury attesting that the applicant has not been practicing Speech-Language  Pathology or Audiology during the period the license was lapsed/expired;

(d)   completion of Continuing Education Activities, as defined in 260 CMR 7.00, and as required by the Board.

(e)   Additionally, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists must submit documentation satisfactory to the Board evidencing one of the following:

1.   current ASHA certification; or

2.   achievement of a passing score on the National Examination, in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology, where the applicant passed such exam within six months of making the request for reinstatement.

 

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REGULATORY AUTHORITY
260 CMR 5.00:  M.G.L. c. 112, §§ 65F and 138 through 147; c. 13, §§ 85 through 87