Health Occupations Program - SLPA Applications Instruction Forms

Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist Application Instructions and Forms

Application Processing Times: based on receiving a complete application.

  • Full Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist License: up to 30 days.
  • Clinical Fellowship or Doctoral Externship: 1-2 weeks.
  • Temporary License for persons credentialed by ASHA, ABA or other states: 1-2 weeks.

Criminal Backgound Checks

Effective April 16, 2018, all applicants for initial licensure, temporary licensure, or relicensure after a lapse in licensure must undergo a criminal background check as required by MN Statutes 144.0572. This process can take up to three weeks or longer. Please submit both criminal background check and licensing application around the same time. Your full license application should be submitted at least sixty days before the expiration of your temporary license, so that there is not a lapse in your licensed status.

Instructions for completing the criminal background study can be accessed here: Applicant Background Study Instruction Form (PDF)

Effective January 1, 2020, an applicant for a renewal license or certificate as an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, or hearing instrument dispense who was licensed or obtained a certificate before January 1, 2018, must submit to a criminal background check

Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 at 02:09PM