Please note that timeframes for verifications, transcripts, score transfers and background checks can affect the processing times, and each person’s situation may vary slightly. Please check with your traveling SLP recruiter to get more detailed information.
Verifications: Most states require verifications of all professional SLP licenses ever held, both current and expired. There is typically a form within the application package that you can use to submit your verification requests. You will need to copy this form and use one for each state in which you have ever been licensed. We recommend that you check with those state boards to find out the mailing address and fee for verifications.
Score Transfer: Some states may require you to request a transfer of your PRAXIS scores. If you do not already have a copy of your report on hand, the link to the request page on the PRAXIS website can be found here.
This request is an online process where you will submit your information and payment via the PRAXIS website. Your score report will be sent directly to the board. Some state boards may only require a verification of your ASHAcertification and/or your CCC’s. The link to the request page on the ASHA website can be found here. Your verification will be mailed to the board within 3-5 business days or faxed within 48 hours upon request.
Transcripts: Some states require original transcripts delivered directly from your school. Please read through the application carefully to see if this situation applies. If transcripts are required, the application package may contain a request form you can use to submit to your school. Always check with your school to confirm where these requests are to be sent and find out if they charge a fee for this service. Important: State boards will not accept copies of transcripts that you might already have received. They must be originals sent directly from the school.
CEUs: Some states require the completion of CEUs for licensure. Please read through the application carefully to see what CEUs, if any, are required for initial licensure.
|Alabama||Board meets the 2nd Friday of each month except March.||Alabama SLP Form|
|Alaska||1-2 weeks||Alaska SLP Form|
|Arizona||60 days||Arizona SLP Form|
|Arkansas||2nd Friday every other month||Arkansas SLP Form|
If sending fingerprint cards: 5 months
LiveScan: 4-6 weeks
|California SLP Form||They offer a temp license, but it takes the same timeframe as the regular license and costs and additional $30. LiveScan or fingerprint cards required.|
|Colorado||2-3 weeks||SLPAs do not require licensing.|
|Connecticut||2-3 weeks||Connecticut SLP Form|
|Delaware||3rd Tuesday of every month||Delaware SLP Form||Complete application file must be in 3 business days prior to board meeting.|
|District of Columbia||App needs to be at the board the Friday prior to the meeting date. Board meets 3rd Monday of every month.||District of Columbia SLP Form||Live Scan or fingerprint cards required.|
|Florida||30+ Days||Florida SLP Form||1 hour HIV/AIDs education; 2 hours medical errors education|
|Georgia||App needs to be at the board 10 days prior to board meeting. Board meets 3rd Monday of every month.||Georgia SLP Form||Online application|
|Hawaii||20-30 days from receipt of application||Hawaii SLP Form|
|Idaho||Varies. Based on board meeting.||Idaho SLP Form|
|Illinois||4-6 weeks||Illinois SLP Form|
|Indiana||CCCs 2-3 weeks; if no CCC, has to be board reviewed (meets quarterly).||Indiana SLP Form||LiveScan or fingerprint cards required|
|Iowa||3-4 weeks||Iowa SLP Form|
|Kansas||2-3 weeks||Kansas SLP Form|
|Kentucky||Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month||Kentucky SLP Form|
|Louisiana||60 day grace period upon receipt of app||Louisiana SLP Form|
|Maine||2-3 weeks||Maine SLP Form|
|Maryland||2-5 weeks||Maryland SLP Form||No longer offering a temp license|
|Massachusetts||CORI check run after app is complete - 2-3 weeks||Massachusetts SLP Form|
|Michigan||2-3 weeks||Michigan SLP Form||Fingerprint cards required|
|Minnesota||4-6 weeks||Minnesota SLP Form|
|Mississippi||1-2 weeks||Mississippi SLP Form|
|Missouri||30 days||Missouri SLP Form|
|Montana||30 days||Montana SLP Form|
|Nebraska||7-10 days||Nebraska SLP Form|
|Nevada||2-3 weeks||Nevada SLP Form|
|New Hampshire||Based on board meeting- 1st Thursday of the month||Call 603.271.8389 to obtain an application||Must obtain criminal history reports from any state lived/worked in (done through state police); request application from board|
|New Jersey||4-6 weeks||New Jersey SLP Form||LiveScan or fingerprint cards required|
|New Mexico||30+ Days||New Mexico SLP Form|
|New York||2-3 weeks||New York SLP Form|
|North Carolina||2-3 weeks||North Carolina SLP Form|
|North Dakota||1-2 weeks||North Dakota SLP Form|
|Ohio||Based on board meeting- need to check website for dates||Ohio SLP Form|
|Oklahoma||Based on board meeting every other month- application must be complete 1 week prior||Oklahoma SLP Form||Background check required|
|Oregon||1-2 weeks||Oregon SLP Form|
|Pennsylvania||2-3 weeks||Pennsylvania SLP Form|
|Rhode Island||4-6 weeks||Rhode Island SLP Form|
|South Carolina||4-6 weeks||South Carolina SLP Form|
|South Dakota||2-3 weeks|
|Tennessee||6 weeks||Tennessee SLP Form||LiveScan or fingerprint cards required|
|Texas||3-6 weeks||Texas SLP Form||LiveScan or fingerprint cards required|
|Utah||2-3 weeks||Utah SLP Form|
|Vermont||5-7 weeks||Vermont SLP Form||LiveScan or fingerprint cards required|
|Virginia||1-2 weeks||Virginia SLP Form|
|Washington||1-2 weeks||Washington SLP Form||AIDS education and training requirement; background check required|
|West Virginia||1-2 weeks||West Virginia SLP Form|
|Wisconsin||60 days; Normally takes 30 days||Wisconsin SLP Form|
|Wyoming||1-2 weeks||Wyoming SLP Form|
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