We strongly encourage all renewal applicants to submit renewal applications upon receipt of the renewal notice. This notice is sent to the licensee's address of record approximately 90 days in advance of the license's expiration date. If you do not receive your renewal notice you may download the manual renewal notice located on the Board's website under forms and publications tab. Prior to mailing your renewal application, please verify that you have completed the renewal application correctly.
A complete renewal application sent well in advance of the license's expiration date will provide licensees the best opportunity to avoid any lapses in licensure that may affect their current employment. Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for processing renewal applications.
Please be aware that your renewal is not complete until the Board has fully processed your renewal. This includes, but is not limited to, cashiering the check and making sure the application is complete.
Due to the delay in processing, even though your renewal may be postmarked before the expiration date, your renewal is not complete until the Board has processed your application. Postmarking your renewal before your expiration date ensures you will not be subject to a delinquency fee, it does not guarantee your renewal will be processed before your expiration date. Be sure to submit your renewal far enough in advance of your expiration date to allow for processing time, however, please do not submit your renewal more than 90 days prior to your expiration date. If your license expires, you may not practice.
If your license is currently in an inactive status and you would like to place it back onto active status, click here for the Reactivation Form.
|LICENSE TYPE||FREQUENCY OF RENEWAL||RENEWAL RULE|
|Speech-Language Pathologist||2 Years||Last day of birth month|
|Audiologist||2 Years||Last day of birth month|
|Dispensing Audiologist||1 Year||Last day of issue month|
|Speech Language Pathology Assistant||2 Years||Last day of birth month|
|Required Professional Experience||NA||NA|
|Speech-Language Pathologist - Temporary||Once, for 6 months||NA|
|Audiologist - Temporary||Once, for 6 months||NA|
|Professional Development Provider||2 Years||Last day of issue month|
|Hearing Aid Dispenser||1 Year||Last day of issue month|
|Hearing Aid Dispenser Trainee - Temporary||6 Months||Two 6 month renewals|
|Branch - Hearing Aid Dispenser & Dispensing Audiologist||1 Year||Last day of issue month of the dispenser's license|
What Delays Your Renewal
The most frequent cause of delay in renewal processing is an incomplete renewal application and not allowing the Board 6-8 weeks to process.
Be sure to double-check that the renewal form is complete. Before mailing, ensure that the continuing education and conviction declaration questions are answered.
Submit renewal applications immediately upon receipt of the renewal notice.
POTENTIAL LICENSE DENIAL OR SUSPENSION FOR FAILURE TO PAY TAXES
Effective July 1, 2012, the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board is required to deny an application for licensure and to suspend the license/certificate/registration of any applicant or licensee who has outstanding tax obligations due to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) or the State Board of Equalization (BOE) and appears on either the FTB or BOE's certified lists of top 500 tax delinquencies over $100,000. (AB 1424, Perea, Chapter 455, Statutes of 2011)
Once it has been determined that an applicant or a licensee is on a certified list, the applicant or licensee has 90 days from the issuance of a preliminary notice of suspension to either satisfy all outstanding tax obligations or enter into a payment installment program with the FTB or BOE. Any such person who fails to come into compliance will have his/her license denied or suspended until the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board receives a release from the FTB or BOE. The form for requesting a release will be included with the preliminary notice of suspension.
The law prohibits the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board from refunding any money paid for the issuance or renewal of a license where the license is denied or suspended as required by AB 1424.
The FTB and BOE are currently expanding the certified lists from 250 to 500, but you can check if you are currently on the FTB's certified list or the BOE's certified list. If you believe you are on either list in error, please call the FTB at (866) 418-3702.
Social Security Number Requirement
Disclosure of a licensee or registrant's Social Security Number (SSN) is mandatory. The SSN will be used for tax enforcement purposes, for purposes of compliance with any judgment or order for family support, or for verification of licensure or examination status by a licensing or examination entity which utilizes a national examination and where licensure is reciprocal with the requesting state.
Failure to disclose a SSN will prevent issuance of a renewal license or registration.
Family Support Program
The Department of Consumer Affairs is working with the Department of Social Services, as well as other appropriate agencies, to administer the State Licensing Match System Program. This program prohibits the issuance and renewal of a permanent professional license to individuals who are delinquent in their court-ordered child support payments. In place of the permanent license, a 150-day temporary license or registration may be issued.