States with Exemption-Free (Universal Licensure) Relative to the Employment of Speech-Language Pathologists and/or Audiologist(Note: Most states exempt physicians, students, nurses, and hearing aid fitters. The following is a list of states that require licensure for speech-language pathologists and/or audiologists regardless of job setting.)
- New Hampshire (Audiology Only)
- New Mexico
- North Carolina (Effective July 1, 2011)
- South Dakota (Regulates Audiology Only)
*Michigan requires an audiology license for school-based practice but exempts individuals in the Office of Community Health as well as those involved in teaching and research.
Note: Oklahoma does not require licensure for school-based practice unless billing for Medicaid.