Pennsylvania Licensure Requirements

Doctoral Degree

1 Examination

No Experience Requirement

3 Hours of Continuing Education 

$50.00 Initial Fee

$65.00 Renewal Fee

Any person who is qualified by education, training and clinical experience and is licensed to engage in the practice of audiology. The audiologist is an independent practitioner providing services in hospitals, clinics, schools, private practices and other settings in which audiologic services are relevant. Audiology is the study of hearing disorders, including evaluation of hearing function and rehabilitation of patients with hearing impairments.

Degree Requirement :

Doctoral Degree

An applicant for licensure as an audiologist shall provide evidence of holding a doctoral degree in audiology from an academic program approved by an accrediting agency approved by the Board and the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Examination Requirement:

 1 Examination
An applicant must pass the Praxis Examination in Audiology as a requirement for licensure.


No Experience Requirement

Continuing Education: 

3 Hours (for initial licensure) 

Applicants must complete 3 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting for initial licensure. 


20 Hours (when renewing license)

Each speech-language pathologist or audiologist shall have completed 20 clock hours of continuing education per license during each preceding biennial renewal period. Of those 20 hours, 2 hours must be Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting. 

Initial Licensing Fee: 


Licensure Renewal Fee: 

$65.00 Biennial renewal of license

Licensure By Reciprocity, Licensure By Waiver & Licensure By Act 41:

To apply by reciprocity, an applicant must present proof of a currently valid license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in a state which has standards determined by the board to be at least equal to those for licensure in this Commonwealth.

To apply by waiver, an applicant must hold current ASHA (American Speech Language Hearing Association) certification.

Act 41 allows for portability of out-of-state professional licensees coming to work in Pennsylvania. Act 41 does this by granting all boards and commissions within the Commonwealth the authority to endorse licensees from other states, territories or jurisdictions (with substantially equivalent licensing requirements) who are active, in good standing and without discipline against their license or criminal conviction.