SLP License Processing Timeframes by State

Below are the average license processing timeframes for speech language pathologists per state.

Changes to licensing protocol are occurring rapidly as hospitals have increased needs. While some facilities are instituting emergency response licenses, others are experiencing closures and delays. Our Licensing Coordinators and Credentialing Specialists are monitoring all updates to necessary verifications, processing times, and process modifications. Please contact with us with any questions.

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Alabama
Timeframe:

Board meets the 2nd Friday of each month except March

Alabama SLP Form

Alaska
Timeframe:

1-2 weeks

Application:

Alaska SLP Form

Arizona
Timeframe:

60 days

Application:

Arizona SLP Form

Arkansas
Timeframe:

2nd Friday every other month

Application:

Arkansas SLP Form

California
Timeframe:

If sending fingerprint cards: 5 months LiveScan: 4-6 weeks

Application:

California SLP Form

Notes:

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
Timeframe:

2-3 Weeks

Notes:

SLPAs do not require licensing.

Connecticut
Timeframe:

2-3 weeks

Application:

Connecticut SLP Form

Delaware
Timeframe:

3rd Tuesday of every month

Application:

Delaware SLP Form

Notes:

Complete application file must be in 3 business days prior to board meeting.

Florida
Timeframe:

30+ days

Application:

Florida SLP Form

Notes:

1 hour HIV/AIDs education; 2 hours medical errors education

Georgia
Timeframe:

App needs to be at the board 10 days prior to board meeting. Board meets 3rd Monday of every month.

Application:

Georgia SLP Form

Notes:

Online application

Hawaii
Timeframe:

20-30 days from receipt of application

Application:

Hawaii SLP Form

Idaho
Timeframe:

Varies based on board meeting.

Application:

Idaho SLP Form

Illinois
Timeframe:

4-6 weeks

Application:

Illinois SLP Form

Indiana
Timeframe:

CCCs 2-3 weeks; if no CCC, has to be board reviewed (meets quarterly).

Application:

Indiana SLP Form

Notes:

LiveScan or fingerprint cards required.

Iowa
Timeframe:

3-4 weeks

Application:

Iowa SLP Form

Kansas
Timeframe:

2-3 weeks

Application:

Kansas SLP Form

Kentucky
Timeframe:

Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Application:

Kentucky SLP Form

Louisiana
Timeframe:

60 day grace period upon receipt of app

Application:

Louisiana SLP Form

Maine
Timeframe:

2-3 weeks

Application:

Maine SLP Form

Maryland
Timeframe:

2-5 weeks

Application:

Maryland SLP Form

Notes:

No longer offering a temp license.

Massachusetts
Timeframe:

CORI check run after app is complete: 2-3 weeks

Application:

Massachusetts SLP Form

Michigan
Timeframe:

2-3 weeks

Application:

Michigan SLP Form

Notes:

Fingerprint cards required.

Minnesota
Timeframe:

4-6 weeks

Application:

Minnesota SLP Form

Mississippi
Timeframe:

1-2 weeks

Application:

Mississippi SLP Form

Missouri
Timeframe:

30 days

Application:

Missouri SLP Form

Montana
Timeframe:

30 days

Application:

Montana SLP Form

Nebraska
Timeframe:

7-10 days

Application:

Nebraska SLP Form

Nevada
Timeframe:

2-3 Weeks

Application:

Nevada SLP Form

New Hampshire
Timeframe:

Based on board meeting- 1st Thursday of the month

Application:

Call 603.271.8389 to obtain an application.

Notes:

Must obtain criminal history reports from any state lived/worked in (done through state police); request application from board.

New Jersey
Timeframe:

4-6 weeks

Application:

New Jersey SLP Form

Notes:

LiveScan or fingerprint cards required

New Mexico
Timeframe:

30+ days

Application:

New Mexico SLP Form

New York
Timeframe:

2-3 weeks

Application:

New York SLP Form

North Carolina
Timeframe:

2-3 weeks

Application:

North Carolina SLP Form

North Dakota
Timeframe:

Varies. Licenses are mailed out weekly once all documentation is received.

Application:

North Dakota SLP Form

Notes:

Need score report - not verification of certification.

Ohio
Timeframe:

Based on board meeting- need to check website for dates

Application:

Ohio SLP Form

Oklahoma
Timeframe:

Based on board meeting every other month- application must be complete 1 week prior

Application:

Oklahoma SLP Form

Notes:

Background check required

Oregon
Timeframe:

1-2 weeks

Application:

Oregon SLP Form

Pennsylvania
Timeframe:

2-3 weeks

Application:

Pennsylvania SLP Form

Rhone Island
Timeframe:

4-6 weeks

Application:

Rhode Island SLP Form

South Carolina
Timeframe:

4-6 weeks

Application:

South Carolina SLP Form

South Dakota
Timeframe:

2-3 weeks

Application:

South Dakota SLP Form

Tennessee
Timeframe:

6 weeks

Application:

Tennessee SLP Form

Notes:

LiveScan or fingerprint cards required

Texas
Timeframe:

3-6 weeks

Application:

Texas SLP Form

Notes:

LiveScan or fingerprint cards required.

Utah
Timeframe:

2-3 weeks

Application:

Utah SLP Form

Vermont
Timeframe:

5-7 Weeks

Application:

Vermont SLP Form

Notes:

LiveScan or fingerprint cards required

Virginia
Timeframe:

1-2 weeks

Application:

Virginia SLP Form

Washington
Timeframe:

1-2 weeks

Application:

Washington SLP Form

Notes:

AIDS education and training requirement; background check required.

West Virginia
Timeframe:

1-2 Weeks

Application:

West Virginia SLP Form

Wisconsin
Timeframe:

60 days; normally takes 30 days

Application:

Wisconsin SLP Form

Wyoming
Timeframe:

1-2 weeks

Application:

Wyoming SLP Form

District of Columbia
Timeframe:

3 weeks

Application:

District of Columbia SLP Form

Notes:

Fingerprint card required

Please note that timeframes for verifications, transcripts, and background checks can affect the processing times for travel nurses, and each person’s situation may vary slightly. Please check with your recruiter to get more detailed information. Please note: time frames are subject to change!

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.

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