State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Home Page

Status of transition of this program to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR):
Senate Bill 202 became effective on September 1, 2015. That bill has mandated that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and TDLR develop a transition plan for the “orderly transfer of powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities”. This transition must be completed no later than August 31, 2017.

DSHS and TDLR are currently in the process of formulating the transition plan. Once that plan is completed and agreed upon by both agencies, it will be made available to the public. The plan will include the agreed date for the transfer of regulatory authority. The current DSHS rules will remain in effect until that date.

Select this link for important information regarding the transfer of licensing programs from DSHS to TDLR

Special Message for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Veterans

Welcome to the home page of The State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the state board that licenses and regulates Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, including Assistants in Speech-Language Pathology, Assistants in Audiology, Interns in Speech-Language Pathology, and Interns in Audiology.

New Rules Effective March 20, 2016

Select this link to view adopted rules, effective March 20, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Application processing time is currently 6-8 weeks. Please apply early to allow ample processing time.

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Consumer Warning Regarding Purchasing Hearing Aids:

It is the recommendation of this Board that before purchasing hearing aids, including over the internet, via mail-order, or over-the-counter, that you visit in person a licensed audiologist, who is trained to provide you with a comprehensive audiological evaluation.
If you have a complaint regarding audiology services, you may click here to file.

Notice to Audiology licensees:
In connection with the sale of hearing instruments, including over the internet, via mail-order, or over-the-counter, compliance is required with all requirements of the rule titled "General Practice Requirements of Audiologists and Interns in Audiology who Fit and Dispense Hearing Instruments," 22 TAC §741.102.

FDA Consumer Health Information

January 10, 2014 - Joint Task Force Hearing Instruments Meeting

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Last updated March 24, 2016