Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech-Language Pathologists

Renewal Information

Renewal of an Active License

The online renewal system will be open for licensed Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists soon.

Use the link below to access the online renewal system.

Online Renewal System

A late fee of $100.00 will be automatically assessed beginning June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018.

The online renewal system will close at midnight at the conclusion of June 30, 2018.

Renewal licenses will be issued with an expiration date of May 31, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions about the renewal process

The Renewal Process

Board law requires the Board to issue a renewal notice at least 60 days prior to the expiration date of the license. Renewal notices are issued on pastel colored postcards. Reminder e-mail notices are sent to all eligible renewal candidates throughout the renewal process.

Once a renewal application is complete it is reviewed by Board staff. If the renewal application is complete the renewal license is issued.  It may take up to ten business days for a renewal license to be issued after completion of the online renewal process.

If a licensee is randomly selected for an audit of continuing education the continuing education documentation must be submitted to the Board. The Board will only issue a renewal license for an individual randomly selected for a continuing audit after the documentation has been reviewed and approved. Random audit notices for audiologists are issued in March of the year the license expires. Random audit notices for speech-language pathologists are issued in October in the year prior to the expiration date.

Renewal Information for Licenses with Other Expiration Dates

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists with a license that has an expiration date of May 31, 2019 will receive a renewal notice in late March 2019.

Hearing aid dispensers with a license with an expiration date of January 31, 2019 will receive a renewal notice in late November 2018.

The online renewal system will be open on or about the time the paper renewal notice is issued for each eligible renewal population.

Inactive Status

An individual that holds an audiology or speech-language pathology license may elect to place the license in an inactive status during the renewal process. Inactive Status Request Form

The inactive status fee is $25.00; the inactive status is effective for two years. The inactive status may be reactivated at any time.

Non-Renew Notices

A licensee that does not complete the renewal process will receive a non-renew notice. The non-renew notice is issued on July 1st after the close of the online renewal process.  An individual with a license in a non-renewed status may reinstate the license within five years after the non-renewed status begins.

To reinstate a license in a non-renewed status the reinstatement fee of $200.00 is automatically assessed in addition to the renewal fee and the Health Care Commission fee.

If a license is in a non-renewed status for more than five years the individual must reapply for a license and meet or exceed all current minimum requirements in effect at that time.  Reapplying for a license includes submission of all required documents.  There are no special provisions for individuals that have previously held a license in Maryland.