Audiologist


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for an Audiologist.

Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on December 31, 2017.

To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at info@floridasspeechaudiology.gov to request your reactivation requirements.

If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  • Completed renewal application
  • Required fees

Renewal Instructions:
Please select the answer below that best applies to you for further instructions.

Have you registered for an account and linked your license in the new MQA Online Services Portal?

No, I have not registered for a new account

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have not created an account in the new MQA Online Services Portal, select Click HERE for New User Registration. Please note that your user ID and password mailed with your physical license will no longer work with our new system. You must register for a new account using a valid email address.
  4. Follow the prompts to create your new account.
  5. After you Sign In with your new user ID and password, you will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date of birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  6. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  7. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Yes, I have registered for an account, but I have not linked my license

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have an account but have not linked your license to your account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. Once on your account, you must select Add My License or Previous Application to link your license. You will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date of birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  5. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  6. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Yes, I have registered for a new account and linked my license

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have already created an account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Additional Information:

  • You may renew online if you have a credit or debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that you can now renew online, print a copy of your application summary and mail it with your cashier’s check or money order to:
    Division of Medical Quality Assurance
    P.O. Box 6320
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates Clear/Active or Clear/Inactive, you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was Delinquent/Active or Delinquent/Inactive before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to Null and Void status after the renewal deadline. You should contact your board office for further instruction.
  • The process of renewing a license and receiving a printed license in the mail may take 7-10 business days. Initiating contact to confirm the receipt of fees or the status of your license prior to this time will not expedite the renewal process.
  • A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.
  • If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the laws and rules governing your practice for additional requirements.
  • Note: Do not submit certificates of completion of continuing education hours to the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. Please report continuing education credits to the Department of Health through our CE tracking system at www.cebroker.com.

Name Change

If you are renewing online and need to change your name, please follow these instructions prior to renewing your license:

Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please log into your MQA Online Services Portal account to submit your request and enter your full name as it appears on your legal documentation. If you are submitting your request online, please attach/upload supporting documents, which must be one of the following:

  • A copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
  • A divorce decree showing the name change
  • A court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)
  • A copy of a certificate of naturalization or H1B Employment Visa (Note: Foreign applicants and/or licensees may not have state issued documents)

Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document.

NOTE: Please allow 5-7 business days for your request to be processed. If you are requesting a name change outside of renewal and wish to receive a new license reflecting the name change, you must request a duplicate license and pay the $25.00 fee.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active*$80.00
Inactive to Inactive$80.00
Active to Inactive$80.00
Inactive to Active$180.00
Active to Retired$55.00
Inactive to Retired$55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$205.00
Inactive to Inactive$205.00
Active to Inactive$255.00
Inactive to Active$355.00
Active to Retired$230.00
Inactive to Retired$230.00

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active$310.00
Inactive to Inactive$310.00
Active to Inactive$310.00
Inactive to Active$410.00
Active to Retired$285.00
Inactive to Retired$285.00

Licenses become Null & Void1 on January 1, 2018.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

 

 

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 1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Required Subject AreaRequired Number of HoursImportant Information
General Hours – Clincally Related18
General Hours – Non-Clinical10All 28 hours of general can be clinically related if you choose
Medical Error2Must be Board of Speech/Audiology approved course(s)

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Licenses are renewable by December 31st of each odd year.

First Time Renewal:  Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists renewing a license for the first time and were initially licensed after July 1st, of an odd year are exempt from CE requirements.

Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists renewing a license for the first time and were initially licensed between January 1 and June 30 of an odd year are required to complete 18 clinically related hours and a 2 hour course relating to the prevention of medical errors.

Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists renewing a license for the first time and were initially licensed between January 1, and December 31, of an even year are required to complete 30 credit hours, 18 of which shall be clinically related, 10 non clinical hours and a 2 hour course relating to the prevention of medical errors.

CE Reporting Information →

Board Rule Approved Continuing Education Programs

  • Board approved courses listed in CE Broker
  • Any course offered by an approved American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) provider that meet the requirements of Rule 64B20-6.002, FAC
  • Any course approved by the American Academy of Audiology that meet the requirements of Rule 64B20-6.002, FAC

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Medical Education per Biennium

  • 2 hours for attendance at a Board meeting
  • A maximum of 5 hours per biennium for being a presenter or moderator of approved continuing education hours
  • A maximum of 5 hours per biennium may be earned as an instructor of a graduate level course
  • A maximum of 2 hours per biennium may be earned in a non-paid directed clinical experience
  • Clinically related graduate level university courses from an institution as described in 64B20.2.002(1), F.A.C. at the rate of 15 continuing education hours per semester hour of course work

Helpful Information

  • “Clinically Related” is defined as providing the licensee with information, techniques procedures, or protocols that can be applied in the direct assessment, treatment, diagnosis or counseling of patients

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statute

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 468, Part I: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Florida Administrative Code

Rules: Chapter 64B20: Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology,
Rules: Chapter 64B: Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Florida Administrative Code