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.

State Specialty Timeframe Notes Application
Alaska SLP 1-2 weeks Alaska SLP
Alabama SLP Board meets the 2nd Friday of each month except March. Alabama SLP
Arkansas SLP 2nd Friday every other month Arkansas SLP
Arizona SLP 60 days Arizona SLP
California SLP If sending fingerprint cards: 5 months LiveScan: 4-6 weeks They 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
Colorado SLP 2-3 weeks SLPAs do not require licensing.
Connecticut SLP 2-3 weeks Connecticut SLP
District of Columbia SLP App 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
Delaware SLP 3rd Tuesday of every month Complete application file must be in 3 business days prior to board meeting. Delaware SLP
Florida SLP 30+ Days 1 hour HIV/AIDs education; 2 hours medical errors education Florida SLP
Georgia SLP App needs to be at the board 10 days prior to board meeting. Board meets 3rd Monday of every month. Online application Georgia SLP
Hawaii SLP 20-30 days from receipt of application Hawaii SLP
Iowa SLP 3-4 weeks Iowa SLP
Idaho SLP Varies. Based on board meeting. Idaho SLP
Illinois SLP 4-6 weeks Illinois SLP
Indiana SLP CCCs 2-3 weeks; if no CCC, has to be board reviewed (meets quarterly). LiveScan or fingerprint cards required Indiana SLP
Kansas SLP 2-3 weeks Kansas SLP
Kentucky SLP Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month Kentucky SLP
Louisiana SLP 60 day grace period upon receipt of app Louisiana SLP
Massachusetts SLP CORI check run after app is complete - 2-3 weeks Massachusetts SLP
Maryland SLP 2-5 weeks No longer offering a temp license Maryland SLP
Maine SLP 2-3 weeks Maine SLP
Michigan SLP 2-3 weeks Fingerprint cards required Michigan SLP
Minnesota SLP 4-6 weeks Minnesota SLP
Missouri SLP 30 days Missouri SLP
Mississippi SLP 1-2 weeks Mississippi SLP
Montana SLP 30 days Montana SLP
North Carolina SLP 2-3 weeks North Carolina SLP
North Dakota SLP 1-2 weeks North Dakota SLP
Nebraska SLP 7-10 days Nebraska SLP
New Hampshire SLP Based on board meeting- 1st Thursday of the month Must obtain criminal history reports from any state lived/worked in (done through state police); request application from board New Hampshire SLP
New Jersey SLP 4-6 weeks LiveScan or fingerprint cards required New Jersey SLP
New Mexico SLP 30+ days New Mexico SLP
Nevada SLP 2-3 weeks Nevada SLP
New York SLP 2-3 weeks New York SLP
Ohio SLP Based on board meeting- need to check website for dates Ohio SLP
Oklahoma SLP Based on board meeting every other month- application must be complete 1 week prior Background check required Oklahoma SLP
Oregon SLP 1-2 weeks Oregon SLP
Pennsylvania SLP 2-3 weeks Pennsylvania SLP
Rhode Island SLP 4-6 weeks Rhode Island SLP
South Carolina SLP 4-6 weeks South Carolina SLP
South Dakota SLP 2-3 weeks
Tennessee SLP 6 weeks Tennessee SLP
Texas SLP 3-6 weeks LiveScan or fingerprint cards required Texas SLP
Utah SLP 2-3 weeks Utah SLP
Virginia SLP 1-2 weeks Virginia SLP
Vermont SLP 5-7 weeks LiveScan or fingerprint cards required Vermont SLP
Washington SLP 1-2 weeks Washington SLP
Wisconsin SLP 30-60 days Wisconsin SLP
West Virginia SLP 1-2 weeks West Virginia SLP