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Temporary Speech-Language Pathology Licensure

Paper copies of applications are available upon written request. Requests can be emailed to Elisabeth Newman or written and mailed to NCBOESLPA, PO Box 16885, Greensboro, NC 27416. We recommend using our new system online for a smoother application process.

A full list of Temporary Licensure Requirements is located on page four of Article 22 in section § 90-298. Qualifications of applicants for temporary licensure.

Note to Applicants: The most common reason for delay in the consideration of an application is error in completing the application accurately, providing the required information, and not following the instructions. Error can be avoided if you proceed in the application process carefully, thoroughly, and accurately. If you have any questions or need assistance, call the Board of Examiners at 336-272-1828.

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“Accredited college or university” means an institution of higher learning accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities, or accredited by a similarly recognized association of another locale. (1975, c. 773, s. 1; 1987, c. 665, s. 1.) Here is a list of the SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

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. Moving forward, 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.

Reminder to potential employers: Temporary licensees may provide services through telepractice.

Please note, applications must be submitted one week prior to board meeting to be reviewed at that board meeting.

On May 14, 2021, the Board voted to make it the Board’s policy to accept telesupervision of temporary licensees as direct supervision, when the supervising licensee has determined that the circumstances are appropriate.