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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.)

    • Arizona
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Hawaii
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan*
    • Minnesota
    • Montana
    • New Hampshire (Audiology Only)
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina (Effective July 1, 2011)
    • Ohio
    • South Dakota (Regulates Audiology Only)
    • Texas
    • Vermont

    *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.

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