Military-Affiliated Practitioners

The Board's laws (NRS 637B) and regulations (NAC 637B) provide authority for the following military-related licensing procedures: 

Temporary Licenses

NRS 637B.200(2) provides authority to issue a temporary license “to any spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who: (a) Is so licensed in another state; and (b) Attests that he or she meets all of the qualifications for licensure in this State.” A Temporary license is available to all practitoner types and may be held up to a maximum of one year. (The initial license expires 6 months from the date of initial licensure and may be renewed once for an additional 6-month period). 

Expedited License by Endorsement to Practice Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology (Standard License)

NRS 637B.204 provides authority to issue an expedited license by endorsement to practice audiology or speech-language pathology for an "active member of Armed Forces, member’s spouse, veteran or veteran’s surviving spouse” , if the applicant: "(a) Holds a corresponding valid and unrestricted license to engage in the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology, as applicable, in the District of Columbia or any state or territory of the United States; and (b) Is an active member of, or the spouse of an active member of, the Armed Forces of the United States, a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran" if they meet all criteria listed below:

  • Hold a current, corresponding valid and unrestricted license to engage in the practice of audiology in the District of Columbia or any U.S. state/territory; AND
  • Have no history of licensing discipline/investigation in the District of Columbia or any U.S. state/territory in which they hold/have held an audiology license; AND
  • Have no history of a civil or criminal malpractice action in the District of Columbia or any U.S. state/territory.

Fee Discounts

NRS 637B.175 allows for a 50% reduction on initial licensing fees for any military-affiliated applicant. 

Continuing Education Waiver 

Per NAC 637B.430, the Board may waive all or part of the requirements for continuing education for a standard or provisional licensee upon written request with proof satisfactory of an extenuating circumstance, to include military service, that does not allow the completion of the required continuing education. 


Please visit our practitioner pages for specific license criteria: 

Audiologist
Dispensing Audiologist
Speech-Language Pathologist 
Hearing Aid Specialist
Hearing Aid Specialist Apprentice
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