Speech Language Pathology

Licenses & Certifications

Use our interactive Speech Language Pathology License & Certification map to find timeframes and direct links to license requirements for each state.

StateSpecialtyTimeframeNotesApplication
AlaskaSLP1-2 weeks Alaska SLP
AlabamaSLPBoard meets the 2nd Friday of each month except March. Alabama SLP
ArkansasSLP2nd Friday every other month Arkansas SLP
ArizonaSLP60 days Arizona SLP
CaliforniaSLPIf sending fingerprint cards: 5 months LiveScan: 4-6 weeksThey offer a temp license, but it takes the same timeframe as the regular license and costs and additional $30. LiveScan or fingerprint cards required. California SLP
ColoradoSLP2-3 weeksSLPAs do not require licensing.
ConnecticutSLP2-3 weeks Connecticut SLP
District of ColumbiaSLPApp needs to be at the board the Friday prior to the meeting date. Board meets 3rd Monday of every month.Live Scan or fingerprint cards required. District of Columbia SLP
DelawareSLP3rd Tuesday of every monthComplete application file must be in 3 business days prior to board meeting. Delaware SLP
FloridaSLP30+ Days1 hour HIV/AIDs education; 2 hours medical errors education Florida SLP
GeorgiaSLPApp needs to be at the board 10 days prior to board meeting. Board meets 3rd Monday of every month.Online application Georgia SLP
HawaiiSLP20-30 days from receipt of application Hawaii SLP
IowaSLP3-4 weeks Iowa SLP
IdahoSLPVaries. Based on board meeting. Idaho SLP
IllinoisSLP4-6 weeks Illinois SLP
IndianaSLPCCCs 2-3 weeks; if no CCC, has to be board reviewed (meets quarterly).LiveScan or fingerprint cards required Indiana SLP
KansasSLP2-3 weeks Kansas SLP
KentuckySLPBoard meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month Kentucky SLP
LouisianaSLP60 day grace period upon receipt of app Louisiana SLP
MassachusettsSLPCORI check run after app is complete - 2-3 weeks Massachusetts SLP
MarylandSLP2-5 weeksNo longer offering a temp license Maryland SLP
MaineSLP2-3 weeks Maine SLP
MichiganSLP2-3 weeksFingerprint cards required Michigan SLP
MinnesotaSLP4-6 weeks Minnesota SLP
MissouriSLP30 days Missouri SLP
MississippiSLP1-2 weeks Mississippi SLP
MontanaSLP30 days Montana SLP
North CarolinaSLP2-3 weeks North Carolina SLP
North DakotaSLP1-2 weeks North Dakota SLP
NebraskaSLP7-10 days Nebraska SLP
New HampshireSLPBased on board meeting- 1st Thursday of the monthMust obtain criminal history reports from any state lived/worked in (done through state police); request application from board New Hampshire SLP
New JerseySLP4-6 weeksLiveScan or fingerprint cards required New Jersey SLP
New MexicoSLP30+ days New Mexico SLP
NevadaSLP2-3 weeks Nevada SLP
New YorkSLP2-3 weeks New York SLP
OhioSLPBased on board meeting- need to check website for dates Ohio SLP
OklahomaSLPBased on board meeting every other month- application must be complete 1 week priorBackground check required Oklahoma SLP
OregonSLP1-2 weeks Oregon SLP
PennsylvaniaSLP2-3 weeks Pennsylvania SLP
Rhode IslandSLP4-6 weeks Rhode Island SLP
South CarolinaSLP4-6 weeks South Carolina SLP
South DakotaSLP2-3 weeks
TennesseeSLP6 weeks Tennessee SLP
TexasSLP3-6 weeksLiveScan or fingerprint cards required Texas SLP
UtahSLP2-3 weeks Utah SLP
VirginiaSLP1-2 weeks Virginia SLP
VermontSLP5-7 weeksLiveScan or fingerprint cards required Vermont SLP
WashingtonSLP1-2 weeks Washington SLP
WisconsinSLP30-60 days Wisconsin SLP
West VirginiaSLP1-2 weeks West Virginia SLP