Unless you meet the listed exceptions, you must be licensed to practice as an audiologist, hearing aid dispenser, speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathology assistant in Maryland.
Applying for a License
If you are interested in applying for a license as an audiologist, hearing aid dispenser or speech-language pathologist in Maryland, click on the appropriate profession below for the qualifications needed for a license.
Please Note: An audiologist, hearing aid dispenser, speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathology assistant is required to have a Limited License from the Board in order to practice under supervision. In order to obtain a Limited License, an applicant should first obtain a position with a licensee who will serve as the supervisor of the applicant for the limited license. Both the applicant and the supervisor need to complete the forms required for a Limited License.
Licensure is not required for:
1. an individual employed by an agency of the federal government performing the duties of that employment;
2. an individual continuously employed to practice Audiology since June 30, 1988 by a county public school for handicapped children, a chartered institution of the State, or the State Department of Education while performing the duties of that employment;
3. an individual employed by a Maryland local public school system, State-approved nonpublic school for handicapped children, or chartered educational institution of the State, or the State Department of Education to practice speech-language continuously since on or before September 30, 2007, while performing the duties of that employment;
4. a student or trainee in audiology or speech-language pathology while pursuing a supervised course of study at an accredited university or college or a recognized training center while the student is obtaining clinical practicum hours; or
5. a volunteer while working in free speech and hearing screening programs.