Audiologist

Please visit our Licensing Overview & FAQs page for information on how we process applications. License descriptions below include required fees, but a detailed overview of all fees may be found on our Licensing Fees page.

 

Standard License

  • Eligibility: Any applicant meeting educational and certification requirements and seeking to practice as an Audiologist in Nevada or treat a Nevada resident, regardless of residency or licensure status in another state. Note: A Standard license does not authorize an Audiologist to fit and dispense hearing aids without first obtaining an additional Endorsement for Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids. Please see the requirements for a Dispensing Audiologist.
  • Education: Must hold a Doctoral Degree from an educational program accredited by ASHA or the Commission for Audiology Education.
  • Certification: None required.
  • Examination(s): None required.
  • Jurisprudence Exam: Not required at this time, however an optional exam is currently offered with plans to make this mandatory in the near future. All current and potential licensees should be familiar with the practice act and rules under which they are applying or licensed to work.
  • Reciprocal Licensing: An applicant for a Standard Audiologist license may request Expedited License by Endorsement in the online application 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.
  • Term Limit: No limit.
  • Renewal: Expires 1 year from date of initial licensure and may be renewed annually. The license renewal period begins 60 days prior to expiration date; late renewal is allowed up to 30 days past expiration with additional fee. After 30 days a Reinstatement Application must be submitted.
  • Continuing Education Required for Renewal: At least 10 hours annually based on the license expiration date and directly pertaining to the Audiology profession. At least 1 of the 10 hours must relate to ethics, cultural competence, cultural humility, culturally responsive practices or diversity, equity, and inclusion. More information may be found on our Continuing Education page.
  • Conversion:
    • Type: May not be converted to a different license type.
    • Status: May be converted between Active and Inactive status. Learn more on our Conversions page.

Required Documentation:

  1. Official academic transcripts must be sent directly to the Board via mail or electronically from the educational institution. (Note: These are not required if requesting Expedited License by Endorsement).
  2. Verification of licensure in another state (if applicable) will be completed online by Board staff. If not available in your state, please request an official license verification to be sent directly to the Board office via mail or email.
  3. Military affiliation documentation (if applicable) must be uploaded in the online application to receive a 50% discount on initial licensing fees.

Application & License Fee: $250.00

Temporary License

  • Eligibility:
    • An Audiologist licensed in another state and seeking to practice in Nevada or treat Nevada residents for less than 12 months, regardless of residency or licensure status in another state.
    • OR
    • A military-affiliated Audiologist licensed in another state and seeking to practice in Nevada or treat Nevada residents, regardless of residency or licensure status in another state, and intending to convert to a Standard license pending receipt of Standard license documentation. (Note, these applicants are eligible to instead apply for a Standard license with Expedited License by Endorsement.)
  • Education: Must hold a Doctoral Degree from an educational program accredited by ASHA or the Commission for Audiology Education.
  • Certification: None required.
  • Examination(s): None required.
  • Jurisprudence Exam: Not required at this time, however an optional exam is currently offered with plans to make this mandatory in the near future. All current and potential licensees should be familiar with the practice act and rules under which they are applying or licensed to work.
  • License Term Limit: May not be held longer than 1 year.
  • License Renewal: Expires 6 months from date of initial licensure. May be renewed once for an additional 6-month period. The license renewal period begins 60 days prior to expiration date; late renewal is allowed up to 30 days past expiration with additional fee.
  • Continuing Education Required for Renewal: None required as this license may only be held for a maximum of 1 year.
  • Conversion: May be converted to a Standard license at any time upon payment of conversion fee. More information may be found on our Conversions page.

Required Documentation:

  1. Official academic transcripts must be sent directly to the Board via mail or electronically from the educational institution.
  2. Verification of licensure in another state (if applicable) will be completed online by Board staff if available. If not available in your state, please request an official license verification to be sent directly to the Board office via mail or email.
  3. Military affiliation documentation (if applicable) must be uploaded in the online application to receive a 50% discount on initial licensing fees.

Application & License Fee: $200.00

Limited License

  • Eligibility: An Audiologist who is licensed in good standing in another state and will be demonstrating using clients or patients as a presenter/instructor at an educational presentation, seminar, or educational setting in Nevada. Note: This license is only intended for use in an instructional setting and does NOT allow short-term practice.
  • Education: Must hold a Doctoral Degree from an educational program accredited by ASHA or the Commission for Audiology Education.
  • Certification: None required.
  • Examination(s): None required.
  • Jurisprudence Exam: Not required at this time, however an optional exam is currently offered with plans to make this mandatory in the near future. All current and potential licensees should be familiar with the practice act and rules under which they are applying or licensed to work.
  • License Term Limit: May not be held longer than 15 days.
  • License Conversion: May not be converted.

Required Documentation:

  1. Official academic transcripts must be sent directly to the Board via mail or electronically from the educational institution.
    (Note, these are not required if requesting Expedited License by Endorsement).
  2. Verification of licensure in another state (if applicable) will be completed online by Board staff if available. If not available in your state, please request an official license verification to be sent directly to the Board office via mail or email.
  3. Military affiliation documentation (if applicable) must be uploaded in the online application to receive a 50% discount on initial licensing fees.

Application & License Fee: $25.00

 

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