- Please review the Licensing Overview page for information on how we process applications.
- An overview of all fees may be found on our Licensing Fees page.
- APPLY ONLINE FOR A STANDARD LICENSE
Any applicant who meets the licensing requirements as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), Audiologist (AUD), or Hearing Aid Specialist (HAS) and intends to practice in the State of Nevada.
- SLP: Master’s Degree from an ASHA-accredited educational program.
- AUD: Doctoral Degree from an educational program accredited by ASHA or the Commission for Audiology Education.
- HAS: 1) Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in hearing instrument sciences; OR 2) High school diploma or equivalent, Associate’s, or Bachelor’s degree in any field other than hearing instrument sciences, AND successful completion of a training program in hearing instrument sciences approved by the Board.
- SLP: Must hold ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence.
- HAS: Must hold current NBC-HIS certification.
- AUD (Optional): Audiologists wishing to add the Hearing Aid Dispensing Endorsement must successfully complete the International Hearing Society Written ILE Examination and International Hearing Society Practical Examination.
- HAS: Successful completion of the International Hearing Society Written ILE Examination and International Hearing Society Practical Examination.
Those licensed in another state wishing to obtain licensure while completing these exams may apply for a Temporary License. More information may be found on our Hearing Aid Dispensing Examinations page.
Term & Renewal
Expires 12 months from date of initial licensure and may be renewed annually. The license renewal period begins 60 days prior to expiration date; late renewal 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 profession in which the individual is licensed. At least 1 of the 10 hours must relate to ethics, cultural competence, cultural humility, culturally responsive practices or diversity, equity and inclusion. If a licensee is a dispensing audiologist, at least 3 of the 10 hours must relate directly to the practice of fitting and dispensing hearing aids. More information may be found on our Continuing Education page.
- Original Transcript/Education Documentation: If holding an Associate’s degree or higher, please order an official transcript to be sent directly to the Board office – these may be accepted electronically. A copy of a high school diploma/equivalent may be included with your application.
- ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence: SLP applicants, please be prepared to submit with your application.
- NBC-HIS Certification: HAS applicants, please be prepared to submit with your application.
- Verification(s) of Licensure in Another State: Board staff will attempt to complete verification online. If not available in your state, please request an official license verification to be sent directly to the Board office – these may be accepted electronically.
- Military Affiliation: If applicable, please be prepared to submit a copy of your DD214 or Military Identification with your application.
AUD & SLP Assistants
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. You may learn more about the Board's work at https://www.nvspeechhearing.org/about/Minutes.asp