PROCESSING CENTER Hours:
The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm, and Wednesday, 9 am - 3:30 pm (except holidays).
The HRLA Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 am - 4:45 pm (except holidays).
If you require assistance from the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, please contact the Board at [email protected].
Effective immediately, all applicants will be required to complete a new CBC for each application submitted. Please select link below to access notice from DC Health regarding the CBC requirement:
Updated COVID-19 Mandates as of November 8, 2022
Please select link below to access Emergency Rulemaking documents.
LICENSURE WAIVER PERIOD HAS ENDED:
Please review the application checklist and regulations prior to applying for a license.
Application Checklists for Audiology
Application Checklists for Speech Language Pathology
Regulations for Audiology
Regulations for Speech Language Pathology
Supervisory Form: Supervised Practice Form
Important Notice regarding Paper Applications (select link):
DC Health No Longer Accepting Paper Applications (Beginning June 14, 2021)
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Online Renewal
Select this link to renew:
The District of Columbia Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is excited to announce the opening of our new online licensing system. Effective immediately, any healthcare provider interested in applying for a new health professional license or renewing, reinstating, or reactivating an existing license may do so by going to the below link and submitting an online application. All users are strongly encouraged to review the instructions before beginning the process.
For the most up to date information on the District's response to COVID-19, including information on best practices and recommended guidelines, please go to coronavirus.dc.gov.
Documents: All HRLA related documents should be mailed to 899 North Capitol Street NE Washington, DC 20002 or if you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any official documents to said HLS via email: [email protected]
Updates: Individuals may call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending applications.
Need to contact the Board of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology? Send an email to: [email protected].
The DC Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology regulates the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates applicants' qualifications, administers exams, recommends standards and procedures, issues licenses; receives and reviews complaints; requests investigations, conduct hearings, and issues subpoenas.
The Board is appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the council. The Board consists of seven DC residents, including a chair: two audiologists, two speech-language pathologists, one otolaryngologist, and two consumer members. Professional members must have been engaged in practice for at least three years preceding the appointment. The consumer member must be at least 18 years old, with no affiliation with either the practice of audiology or the practice of speech-language pathology, or other health professions. Licenses expire on December 31 of even year.
The Board meets quarterly on the third Monday. Please note that meeting dates can change.
The Board plans to meet:
- December 19, 2022
In 2023, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:
- March 20, 2023
- June 19, 2023 (Due to holiday, this date will be changed.)
- September 18, 2023
- December 18, 2023
OTHER DOCUMENTS, LICENSURE RENEWAL, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
- Criminal Background Check
- Online License Renewal
- Board Members
- Board Announcements
- Application Checklists (links to checklists are posted on this webpage under alert boxes at top.)
Disciplinary Action Taken (to come)
- Policy Statement on Telepractice
- Policy Statement on Continuing Education Requirement
- Policy Statement on Identifying Public Health Issues for Continuing Education
Health Occupations Revision Act:
DC Municipal Regulations:
- DC Municipal Regulations for Speech-Language Pathologists
- DC Municipal Regulations for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
- DC Municipal Regulations for Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellows
- DC Municipal Regulations for Audiologists
- DC Municipal Regulations for Audiology Assistants
Open Session Agenda and Minutes: