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Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Licensing


DC Health is experiencing delays in mail availability due to the impact of COVID-19 on the US postal service.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to process all mail in as timely a manner as possible.


For the most up to date information on the District's response to COVID-19, including information on best practices, licensure waivers, and recommended guidelines, please go to

Due to ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is implementing a 100% telework policy.

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] 

Walk In Services

DC Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center will be open to the public by appointment only on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The online appointment scheduler is

Scheduled Appointments:

  • Masks are required. Customers must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth before entering the building.
  • Only the appointment holder and one additional guest will be allowed into the Processing Center.
  • Appointment holders will be given a 15 minute grace period. If you arrive after the grace period, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment in consideration of other scheduled customers.
  • If you cannot select highlighted days on the calendar, all appointments have been booked for this month. Please check the next month.
  • If the calendar does not advance to the next month, there are no future appointments available at this time. Please check back later.

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.

Licensure Waivers

In response to COVID-19, DC Health has waived all licensure requirements for practitioners who are licensed in good standing in another jurisdiction.  You can read more about the waiver process HERE.

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.

The Board meets quarterly on the third Monday. Please note that meeting dates can change. In 2021, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:

  • March 15, 2021
  • June 14, 2021
  • September 20, 2021
  • December 20, 2021

New online licensure application process is available ONLY for SLP Assistants, SLP Clinical Fellows, and Audiology Assistants!  (Paper application option is available for all applicants below.)


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS:  The initial licensure application process for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is not available online. Please printout and submit a paper application.



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Policy Statements

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Open Session Agenda and Minutes:

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