Contact

E-Mail: wvbeslpa@wv.gov

Phone: 304-473-4289
Fax: 304-473-4291
In State Toll Free: 877-462-5460


Mailing Address:
West Virginia Board of Examiners for
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
99 Edmiston Way
Box 11, Suite 214
Buckhannon, WV 26201

  

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Qualifications for License

Qualifications for Licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist -
Please see WV Code 30-32-9

Qualifications for Licensure as an Audiologist
Please see WV Code 30-32-10

Qualifications for a provisional License.
Please see WV Code 30-32-11

Speech-language pathology and audiology assistants; supervision requirements.
Please see WV Code 30-32-15

§30-32-12. Waiver of Requirements

(a) The board shall waive the national examination requirements in speech-language pathology and/or audiology for an applicant who either:

    (1) Presents proof of current licensure in a state that has standards that are substantially equivalent to those of this state; or

    (2) Holds a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology or audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in the professional field for which they seek licensure.

    (b) An applicant who holds current licensure from another state with substantially equivalent standards or who holds the certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association may practice speech-language pathology or audiology in this state, pending the board’s disposition of the application, if the applicant:

    (1) Is practicing in the professional field in which the licensure or certificate of clinical competence was granted; and

    (2) Has filed an application with the board and paid the appropriate application fee.

§30-32-17. License Renewal

(a) Licenses, except provisional licenses, and registrations may be renewed biennially, upon documentation of required continuing education and payment of a renewal fee.

    (b) A license or registration which has lapsed may be renewed within one year of its expiration date in the manner set by the board.

    (c) A license or registration which has lapsed for more than one year but fewer than five years may be reinstated, upon documentation of continuing education credits earned during the lapsed period equal to the credits required for renewal and payment of a reinstatement fee.

    (d) A license or registration which has lapsed for more than five years may not be reinstated. A new license or registration may be issued to an applicant who complies with the requirements relating to the issuance of an original license or registration in effect at the time of the application.

    (e) The board may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a license or registration for any reason which would justify the denial of an original application for licensure or registration.

    (f) The board may consider the reinstatement of a license or registration which has been revoked upon a showing that the applicant can resume practicing with reasonable skill and safety.