Licensing Information

General Information

Unless you meet the listed exceptions, you must be licensed to practice as an audiologist, hearing aid dispenser, speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathology assistant in Maryland.

Limited License

Please Note: An audiologist, hearing aid dispenser, speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathology assistant is required to have a Limited License from the Board in order to practice under supervision. In order to obtain a Limited License, an applicant should first obtain a position with a licensee who will serve as the supervisor of the applicant for the limited license. Both the applicant and the supervisor need to complete the forms required for a Limited License.

Temporary License

The Board does not issue Temporary Licenses

Licensure Exceptions

Licensure is not required for:

  1. an individual employed by an agency of the federal government performing the duties of that employment;
  2. an individual continuously employed to practice Audiology since June 30, 1988 by a county public school for handicapped children, a chartered institution of the State, or the State Department of Education while performing the duties of that employment;
  3. an individual employed by a Maryland local public school system, State-approved nonpublic school for handicapped children, or chartered educational institution of the State, or the State Department of Education to practice speech-language continuously since on or before September 30, 2007, while performing the duties of that employment;
  4. a student or trainee in audiology or speech-language pathology while pursuing a supervised course of study at an accredited university or college or a recognized training center while the student is obtaining clinical practicum hours; or
  5. a volunteer while working in free speech and hearing screening programs.

Reinstatement

Any individual whose license has been in a non-renewed status for less than five years may reinstate their license. The individual must call the Board for the proper forms and other documentation and information regarding proof of continuing education. The reinstatement process cannot be completed on-line.

Re-Apply

Any indivdiual whose license has been in a non-renewed status for more than five years must reapply for licensure and meet all current requirments for licensure. The individual must submit the complete application form and all required documentation and fees. The reapplication process cannot be completed on-line.

Reimbursement of Application and Renewal Fees

Pursuant to Education Article 6-112.1 states that "Each audiologist and speech-language pathologist who meets the requirements of subsection (b) of this section shall receive from the county board an amount equal to the initial licensing fee or renewal of license fee charged by the Board." This law requires a county public school system to reimburse initial license fees and renewal fees paid to the Board of Examiners if the audiologist or speech-language pathologist conducts third-party billing in the county public school system. Licensees that meet the requirement of the foregoing should consult with their employer for more information on the reimbursement of application and license fees.