The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NCBOESLPA) will no longer enforce 90-295 (a)(3) of Article 22.Licensure Act for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists requiring clinical hours to be broken into specified diagnostic areas. Instead, applicants for a temporary speech and language pathology license must submit evidence of completing at minimum 400 hours of supervised clinical experience. These hours require a minimum of 25 hours of guided observation and 375 hours of direct patient contact.

Announcements

COVID-19 Executive Order 147

June 29, 2020

Licensees should review Executive Order 147 https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO147-Phase-2-Extension.pdf

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Clinical Practicum Requirements for Licensure

June 18, 2020

The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NCBOESLPA) will no longer enforce 90-295 (a)(3) of Article 22.Licensure Act for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists requiring clinical hours to be broken into specified diagnostic areas. Instead, applicants for a temporary speech and language pathology license must submit evidence of completing […]

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Governor Cooper has Proclaimed June as CMV Awareness Month.

June 15, 2020

Please see the governor’s proclamation regarding June as CMV awareness month and the impact on hearing! This is a big effort from our state CMV task force and sets us up for further work on universal CMV screening for newborns.

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Building Evacuation- Delays

June 2, 2020

Today June 2nd, 2020 the Building that houses the NCBOESLPA was evacuated. Please be patient with the Board as processing times on renewals, and issuing temporary licenses has now been delayed. Please do not contact the Board for updates at this time, as the responses to the inquires will lengthen the processing time that has […]

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Out of State Telepractice

May 29, 2020

Pursuant to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 130, Section 3, the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (“Board”) has been authorized to waive or modify regulatory licensure requirements temporarily for persons that meet certain qualifications, where those licensure requirements would prevent or impair allowing those persons to provide […]

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Reminder to Potential Employers

May 19, 2020

As a reminder to potential employers, temporary licensees are permitted to use telepractice as a platform to provide services. The Board is currently accepting telesupervsion in place of direct face-to-face supervision. 

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Examination Delays

April 24, 2020

The Board has received several inquiries asking what allowances might be made for new graduates who have not yet been able to sit for the Praxis exam. While it is preferred that temporary licensees have passed the exam prior to working with the public, it is not required by Article 22. Licensure Act for Speech and […]

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Notice to SLP-Assistant Supervisors

April 16, 2020

*This accommodation is being made to assist SLP-Assistants and their supervisors during the COVID-19 crisis in order to assist in meeting the public need of access to care.   In order to assist with these special circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologist has temporarily […]

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Emergency and Temporary Rules

April 16, 2020

The Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists filed emergency and temporary rules 21 NCAC 64 .0108, 21 NCAC 64 .1101, 21 NCAC 64 .1102, 21 NCAC 64 .1103, 21 NCAC 64 .1104 and 21 NCAC 64 .1105. The notices for the proposed emergency rule-making and temporary rule-making are posted on the […]

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Temporary Rule

April 14, 2020

The Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists filed temporary rule 21 NCAC 64 .0219. The Board held a Public Hearing on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and we are now open to public comment. This rule remains open for public comment until April 17, 2020. The notice for the […]

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