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COVID-19 Guidances and Best Practices

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, go to

Closure of Walk-In Services

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 and will be available for mail services only. No walk-ins or appointments are allowed. If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email.

If you require assistance from the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, please contact [email protected].

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.

Virtual Board Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all board meetings will be held virtually during the declared public health emergency. Information on how to access the public portion of the meeting is listed on the Open Session Agenda.

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 2020, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:

  • March 16
  • June 15
  • October 6
  • December 21

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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DC Municipal Regulations:

Open Session Agenda and Minutes:

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