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 postmarked 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 in both speech-language pathology and audiology must make 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 or Audiologist 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 all past due renewal and late fees, 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) any other pertinent information as required by the Board; and

(e) 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 or Audiologist 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) 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; and

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

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

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