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


  

 Welcome


Jurisprudence Exam

 

ALL inital/first time Audiology and/or Speech-Language Pathology License applicants are REQUIRED to complete the Jurisprudence Exam.  Simply click on the Jurisprudence Exam link above to begin.

ACTIVE/CURRENT LICENSEES WILL RECEIVE ONE (1) HOUR OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT BY TAKING THE JURISPRUDENCE EXAMINATION AND SUBMITTING THE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE WITH THE REQUIRED CE DOCUMENTATION FOR THE 2016 LICENSE RENEWAL. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

NEW REQUIREMENTS FROM CMS FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS WHO   BILL MEDICAID FOR

THERAPY SERVICES PROVIDED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

            

At the 2015 WVSHA convention, Cynthia Parsons from DHHR announced that, effective August 1, 2015, there is a rules change regarding Medicaid billing requirements for speech therapy services provided in the public school system.


  • Speech-Language Pathologists are required to be licensed by the WV Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology to bill Medicaid for the services provided. If a Speech-Language Pathologist does not have a license, they may continue to bill Medicaid as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and at a lower billing rate.
  • This change was confirmed by Jeremy Brunty of the WV Dept. of Education.

 

Below are several different scenarios with an overview of how to apply for a license with the WV Speech-Language Pathology (WVBESLPA).  If you have questions, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact our office.

 

1. If you are ASHA Certified but have never applied for and/or have never been licensed by the WVBESLPA:

a. Complete the “Initial Application for SLP & AUD”(found under the Forms link).  The application must be signed and notarized.  There are also instructions for completing the application under the Form link.

b. Include a copy of your ASHA certification card

c. Complete the Jurisprudence Exam – required for all new applicants. (Click the link at the top of the page) Print the certificate when finished with the exam and submit with the application.

d. Include the application and licensing fees -  $300 thru June 30, 2015.  The fee is pro-rated down to $250 from July 1 thru December 31, 2015.

 

2.  If you are NOT ASHA Certified and have never applied for and/or have never been licensed by the WVBESLPA:

a. Please call our office @ 304-473-4289 to discuss the qualification requirements for WV licensure per WV Code §30-32 & WV Code Rule §29-1.

 

3.  If you were previously licensed by the WVBESLPA and your license expired on 12/31/2014:

a.  Complete the renewal application via the Online Renewal link. You will be

required to enter your SLP license number (SLP-XXXX) and the last four of your social to access the renewal process.  If you do not know your license number, please call 304-473-4289 and we will be glad to assist you. The total fee is $250.00

OR

b.  If you prefer to mail a renewal application with a check; download, print and complete the Renewal Application under the Forms link.  Submit the application with a check for $250.00

c. Submit 20 hours of approved Continuing Education completed during the years 2013 & 2014.  If you renew online, please either fax or email the continuing education documents.  If you mail the application, please submit the continuing education with the application and renewal fees.

 

4.  If you were previously licensed by the WVBESLPA and your license expired on 12/31/2010 or 12/31/12:

a.  A license reinstatement is required.  Complete the renewal application via the Online Renewal link.  You will be required to enter your SLP license number (SLP-XXXX) and the last four of your social to access the renewal process.  If you do not know your license number, please call 304-473-4289 and we will be glad to assist you.  The total fee is $275.00

OR

b.  If you prefer to mail a renewal application with a check; download, print and complete the Renewal Application under the Forms link.  Submit the application with a check for $275.00.

c.  Submit 10 hours of approved Continuing Education for each year your license was inactive or a maximum of 25 hours.  If you renew online, please either fax or email the continuing education documents.  If you mail the application, please submit the continuing education with the application and fees.

 

5.  If you were previously licensed by the WVBESLPA and your license expired prior to 12/31/2010:

            a.  You are required to apply for a new license.  Please follow 1 and/or 2 above.

  

  

 Board Members

Dr. Michael J. Zagarella, Au.D CCC-A
Audiologist
President

155 Glen Rd.
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
304-267-8220—Office

Vickie Pullins, M.A./CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Secretary

120 Hanworth Lane
Daniels, WV 25832
304-345-6313—Office

Erin Browning Ball, M.A./CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

P.O. Box 238
Slaty Fork, WV  26291
304-704-7707

Dr. Vernon N. Mullins, Au.D CCC-A
Audiologist

301 Stratton Street
Logan, WV  25601
304-752-6018

Joe E. Richards, M.A.
Citizen Member

858 Carroll Road
Charleston, WV 25314
304-343-9355—Home
304-807-1947 - Cell

STAFF

Patty Nesbitt,
Administrative Services Manager