The online renewal system is currently closed.
Online Renewal System
The online renewal system will be opened for licensed hearing aid dispensers with a license with an expiration date of January 31, 2019 beginning in the month of November 2018.
The online renewal system will be opened for licensed audiologists and licensed speech-language pathologists with a license with an expiration date of May 31, 2019 beginning in the month of March 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions about 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.
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.
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.
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.
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