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Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Licensing

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).

NOTICE: On Thursday, September 29, 2022, the HRLA Processing Center will close at 11:30 am.
 
Office Hours:
The HRLA Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 am - 4:45 pm (except holidays).


ALERT: PHONE SCAM

DC HEALTH has become aware of a PHISHING PHONE SCAM
in which individuals pose as DC Health representatives to request money.
Please be advised that DC Health representatives will never
contact you with a request for money.

FBI Warns Individuals Employed in the Health Care Industry
of the Ongoing Scam Involving the Impersonation of
Law Enforcement and Government Officials - FBI  fbi.gov

 

 

LICENSURE WAIVER
PERIOD HAS ENDED:

Please review Important Notices regarding
Temporary Licensure Requirements
 HERE
 

 

Important Notice regarding Paper Applications (select link): 
DC Health No Longer Accepting Paper Applications (Beginning June 14, 2021)

 

ONLINE LICENSING APPLICATIONS
DC Health’s online licensing application system is now LIVE. (See link below.)

 

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 who is interested in applying for a new health professional license, or to renew, reinstate, or reactivate 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 prior to beginning the process.

https://doh.force.com/dchealthrenewals/s/portal-page

 

***COVID-19 UPDATES***

NEW COVID-19 MANDATES:

DC Health has implemented new mandates related to COVID-19.  For more information, click on the following link(s):

COVID-19 VACCINE COVID-19 C.E. REQUIREMENTS

(https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/1556816)

 

 

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.

Applications: All HRLA related applications should be mailed to one of the lockboxes listed here.

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] 

Board Meetings

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually. Please check each board's respective website for information on when the next meeting will take place.


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 and administers exams; recommends standards and procedures; issues licenses; receives and reviews complaints; and requests investigations, conducts 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 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 profession. Licenses expire on December 31 of even years.

 

Application Checklist 

 

The Board meets quarterly on the third Monday. Please note that meeting dates can change. In 2022, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:

  • March 21, 2022 ( Cancelled) 
  • June 30, 2022
  • September 27, 2022
  • December 19, 2022
     

OTHER DOCUMENTS, LICENSURE RENEWAL, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

Licensure Search

Discipline

Policy Statements

Health Occupations Revision Act:

DC Municipal Regulations:

Open Session Agenda and Minutes:

Additional Information:

Contact Phone: 
(202) 724-4900
Contact Fax: 
(202) 724-8677
Contact TTY: 
711
Office Hours: 
Processing Center: M-F: 9 am-1 pm, W: 9 am-3:30 pm; Office Hours M-F: 8:15 am-4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002