Speech-Language Pathology

Attention License Applicants,

We are currently experiencing an extremely high volume of calls, e-mails and applications. With the high influx of licensing applications and the current restraints due to COVID-19 and State Employee Furloughs, we are currently focused on processing applications and related documents as quickly as possible.

Applications are worked in the date order received. In accordance with current law, the Board can only expedite processing of applications for active duty military, or their spouse or domestic partner, and honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces. You will be able to see when your license has been issued by looking up your name in the link below. You will also receive a letter in the mail.

https://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/consumers/index.shtml

If your application is deficient, you will receive an e-mail from a licensing analyst when they reach your application in the date order it was received. Our goal is to return your emails and calls within 5 business days.

In order to devote as much time as possible to processing applications and issuing licenses, we kindly ask that you refrain from calling or e-mailing the board office to check on the status of your application during this peak licensing season. We need to devote as much time as possible to processing applications and issuing licenses.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and patience.

Below are the current expected timeframes for processing license applications:

Licensing Timeframes AS OF AUGUST 21, 2020

DOCUMENT REVIEW/PROCESSING TIMES
Initial review of applications 7 - 9 Weeks
Applications (complete) with all Required Documents 7 - 9 Weeks
Applications (incomplete) without all required documents 7 - 9 Weeks
Required documents received after receipt of application date 3 - 5 Weeks
Verification Forms 8 - 10 Weeks