Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on December 31, 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Public School Health Volunteer Exemption
If you volunteer your services in public schools for a minimum of 80 hours a year or if retired, at least 400 hours a year, you may be eligible for a waiver of your biennial renewal fee and some of the continuing education hours (no more than 25%) required for license renewal; however, the continuing education requirements for domestic violence, HIV and AIDS, and medical errors cannot be waived.
- Go to flhealthsource.gov and click the ”Renew A License” button.
- Enter your Personal Identifying Information (PII), then click the Login button.
- Confirm or update your MQA Services Account email address, then click the “Continue” button.
- You are now in the Dashboard. During renewals, a “Renew My License” option will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date. (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” option, please check back at a later time.)
*** If the “PII Failed” screen displays, click the ”Other Login Option” button and enter your existing User ID and password to access your account.***
- 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.
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||$155.00|
|Inactive to Inactive||$155.00|
|Active to Inactive||$205.00|
|Inactive to Active||$305.00|
|Active to Retired||$180.00|
|Inactive to Retired||$180.00|
If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:
|Active to Active||$235.00|
|Inactive to Inactive||$235.00|
|Active to Inactive||$235.00|
|Inactive to Active||$335.00|
|Active to Retired||$210.00|
|Inactive to Retired||$210.00|
Licenses become Null & Void1 on January 1, 2022.
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.
1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.
Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
To locate board approved CE Courses for this profession, please click here
|REQUIRED SUBJECT AREA||REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS||IMPORTANT INFORMATION|
|General Hours – Clinically Related||18|
|General Hours – Non-Clinical||10||All 28 hours of general can be clinically related if you choose|
|Medical Error||2||Must be Board of Speech/Audiology approved course(s)|
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 within six months or less before the end of the biennial cycle 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.
Board Rule Approved Continuing Education Activities and Providers
- Board approved courses listed in CEBroker
- 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
- “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
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