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Frequently Asked Questions

NEW LICENSING   |   HEARING AID DISPENSING   |   CURRENT LICENSEES/RENEWALS  

  INACTIVE & LICENSE TYPE CONVERSIONS   |   MAILING LISTS   |   COMPLAINTS & LICENSEE LOOKUP


New Licensing

 

Who may be licensed in Nevada? 
Our Board licenses the following:
  • Speech-Language Pathologists, both Standard and Provisional
  • Audiologists and Dispensing Audiologists
  • Hearing Aid Specialists
  • Hearing Aid Specialist Apprentices
What types of licenses does Nevada offer and what is required for each? 
Please visit our Licensing Overview page for answers to these questions and links to the requirements for each license type.
 
What is the cost of license fees? 
Please visit our Licensing Fees page for current rates.
 
Can I transfer my license from another state?
No, Nevada does not currently accept “transfers” or participate in an interstate licensing compact. Practitioners licensed in another state may visit our Licensing Overview page to learn about applying for a Nevada license.
 
Does Nevada license Audiology or SLP Assistants? 
No, Nevada does not license Audiology or SLP Assistants at this time. The Board has discussed this as a possible future legislative priority, but there are no immediate plans to make this change. Those interested may learn more about this work by visiting our Board Minutes page.
 
Do I need a license in Nevada for Telepractice?

Per NRS 637B.244, both Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists are eligible to engage in telepractice in Nevada. The practitioner must hold a Nevada license if they are AT LEAST ONE of the following: 

  • Are a Nevada resident/moving to Nevada
  • Are providing telehealth services to a Nevada resident

Nevada does not participate in an interstate licensing compact/reciprocity agreement with any other state, so those wishing to obtain licensure may consider either a Standard or Temporary license, depending on their needs. Those who are residents of another jurisdiction traveling to Nevada temporarily and providing telehealth to persons outside Nevada are not subject to the Board’s jurisdiction.

Does this Board license school based SLPs?
Nevada Administrative Code 391.370 requires an endorsement issued by the Department of Education (DOE) to teach students in public educational settings with speech and language impairments. This includes a provision for a person holding bachelor’s degree, who would not otherwise qualify for a SLP license from this Board. These practitioners are limited to only working within the scope of their DOE employment under the DOE endorsement, and MAY NOT engage in private practice outside of that role , which would be considered unlicensed practice. Please visit the DOE website for more information. An SLP employed by a public educational institution AND holding a license issued by this Board is only subject to this Board’s practice laws and regulations with respect to any private practice/contract work they engage in. 
 
How long will my new application take to process?
New applications and payments are submitted online through our website. The Board will accept a check by mail, but this is not the preferred method of payment and will delay application processing, as the application review will not begin until payment is received. Once a complete application and payment are received by the Board office we typically issue the license within 3-5 business days. Applicants are notified via email and sent a PDF copy of the license.
 
Is there an expedited process or discount for military applicants?
Yes, we offer a 50% discount on initial licensing fees for all military members, veterans, and military/veteran spouses. Our practice law allows us to issue a license by endorsement for an active member of the Armed Forces, the member’s spouse, a veteran, or a veteran’s surviving spouse, however since we process applications so quickly, we do not need to utilize this option as the requirements are the same for our regular licensing process. More information may be found on our Licensing Overview page.
 
How can I find out before applying if I am eligible to be licensed?
Assembly Bill 319 (2019) allows individuals to petition a professional or occupational licensing board for a determination of whether the person’s criminal history will disqualify them from obtaining a license. Per Board policy, the Board’s Executive Director will review these requests and either 1) make a determination on the matter or 2) place the matter on the agenda of the next meeting for a review by the Board. If you would like to request a pre-licensing determination, please email the Board at board@nvspeechhearing.org and include your request, an explanation of the incident(s) in question, and all available supporting documentation to support the request (i.e. court orders, probation reports, etc.)

Hearing Aid Dispensing

 
Do Audiologists need an additional license to fit and dispense hearing aids?
Yes, Audiologists who wish to fit and dispense hearing aids must hold a Dispensing Endorsement that is an add-on to the Standard license and requires an additional fee.
 
What examinations are required to dispense hearing aids?
Hearing Aid Specialists and Dispensing Audiologists who wish to engage in the practice of fitting and dispensing hearing aids in the State of Nevada must complete both the International Hearing Society ILE Written Examination and Practical Examination.
 
Learn more on our Dispensing Examinations page.

Current Licensees/Renewals

 
When can I renew my license?
The system will allow you to log in and renew once you are within 60 days of expiration, and up to 30 days following expiration for an additional fee.
 
What if I am past 30 days of my license expiring?
Beyond 30 days you must apply for a License Reinstatement. Please note that this may require a review by the Board at its next meeting if you have continued to practice in Nevada since the license expired.
 
Will I get a reminder to renew my license?
Yes, our database sends an auto-reminder email 60 days prior to expiration, but please check spam/junk folders for these. Board staff also manually send out reminders each month to those expiring in the current and upcoming months.
 
Do I need to let the Board know if I plan to let my license expire?
No, there is no need to notify us, but you will continue to receive renewal notices until 30 days past the expiration date and may disregard these.
 
I tried to log in and renew and got a message saying I am “ineligible to renew”?
It is likely because you are either:
  • Too far out from your expiration date (must be within 60 days); or
  • Not entering your license number correctly. Please ensure you include all letters and the dash between, and if applicable, any words when entering your license number: i.e. HAS-200, SLP-500, AUD-400 Dispensing, SLP-900 Provisional, HAS HAS-2000 Apprentice.
 
I am having trouble logging in to see my information and/or renew?
There may be several reasons for this:
  • Please ensure you are on a computer, as mobile phones and tablets are not compatible with our system.
  • Ensure you include all letters and the dash between, and if applicable, any words when entering your license number: i.e. HAS-200, SLP-500, AUD-400 Dispensing, SLP-900 Provisional, HAS HAS-2000 Apprentice.
 
I legally changed my name, what should I do?
Please email the legal documentation showing the name change to us at board@nvspeechhearing.org. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing. We will make the change and email you a copy of your new license.
 
How do I request a License Verification?
Please visit our License Verification Request page to submit your request and pay the $25.00 fee. If there is a specific form your recipient requires, please also email that to us at board@nvspeechhearing.org.  Please allow 2-3 business days for processing. We will send the verification through the method you request (mail and/or email) and notify you when it is completed.
 
I submitted my renewal and paid the fee, but received a message saying my “application is under review”?
This is normal if any of the scenarios below are relevant to your application. There is no need to contact us, as the system will notify us of the application needing review and we will process and contact you as needed.
  • If you answered “yes” to any of the legal attestation questions; or
  • If you requested an extension or New Graduate Waiver on Continuing Education.
 
How do I notify the Board of an address, email, phone, and/or employer change?
Please visit our Print License/Update Info page to log into the system and update your information. 
 
How do I obtain a copy of my license?
Please visit our Print License/Update Info page to log into the system and print a copy.  
 
I have legally changed my name, what should I do?
Please email a copy of the legal document verifying the name change (marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, etc.) to us at board@nvspeechhearing.org. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing. We will process the change and email you a copy of your updated license.
 
Can I request an extension on Continuing Education?
Yes, there are two scenarios that may apply:
  • More Time Needed: When completing the renewal application, there is an option to request an extension. Please note that your renewal will not automatically process, and we will have to review and manually issue if the extension is granted. There is no need to contact us, as we will be alerted by the system and reach out to you. Please note that there must be a legitimate reason for this request, and no more than 30 days can be granted for an extension.
  • New Graduate Waiver: A one-time exemption is available to licensees who 1) Hold a Standard or Provisional license issued no later than 12 months following their graduation from an educational program accredited by an agency approved by the Board AND 2) Are renewing this license for the first time. When completing the renewal application, there is an option to request an extension. Please note that your renewal will not automatically process, and we will have to review and manually issue if the extension is granted. There is no need to contact us, as we will be alerted by the system and reach out to you.
 

Inactive and License Type Conversions

 
Can I convert my license to Inactive Status?
Yes, however our practice law requires that you still complete the same required annual Continuing Education hours as an Active License. This conversion may also be done at the time of license renewal and lowers the annual renewal fee to $75. Alternatively, you may choose to let the license expire if you are no longer practicing in Nevada with the option to apply for Reinstatement within 3 years.
 
How do I convert from a Provisional to Standard SLP license?
Please follow the steps below and allow 2-3 business days for processing. We will process the change and email you a copy of your updated license.
  1. Visit our Conversions page to pay the $50.00 license conversion fee online; and
  2. Email us a copy of your ASHA certification documents.
Visit our Conversions page for questions on other types of license conversions.

Mailing Lists

 
How can I order a mailing list?
Please visit our Mailing Lists page to order a mailing list and pay the $50.00 fee. The list will be provided in MS Excel format and contain licensee names, license numbers, and physical mailing addresses only; it will NOT include email addresses or phone numbers. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing. We will generate the list and send it to the recipient provided in the order.

Complaints & Licensee Lookup

 
How can I look up a practitioner’s license history?
Please visit our License Lookup page to look up a licensed practitioner and view disciplinary history.
 
How can I file a complaint against a practitioner?
Please visit our Complaints page for information on filing a complaint.
 
Page Updated: 11/24/2021 2:35:02 PM