Professional Licensure and Certification Requirements

  • Professional licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state. Licensure and certification in one state do not guarantee automatic licensure in another state. Elms College offers courses and programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification in states outside of Massachusetts. Elms College has not made a determination that its curriculum meets State educational requirements for licensure or certification in states outside of Massachusetts.
  • Students in programs that lead (or may lead) to out-of-state licensure or certification should speak to their Elms College Academic Advisors and/or Program Directors about licensure requirements.
  • At this time, Elms College cannot confirm if programs meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside of Massachusetts.
  • Out-of-state students should consult relevant associations, boards, agencies or governmental bodies within their states for licensure and/or certification information. The table CONTACT INFORMATION FOR APPLICABLE STATE LICENSING BOARDS is organized by state. (See below.)


StateAgencyMailing AddressPhoneFaxEmailWebsite
AlabamaState Department of Education50 North Ripley Street P.O. Box 302101 Montgomery, AL 36104334-694-4900 
 Alabama Board of NursingPO Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
AlaskaThomas Bay, Licensing ExaminerP.O. Box 110806 Juneau, AK 99811-0806907-465-2588AudiologistAndSpeechLanguagePathologists@Alaska.Gov
 Alaska State Board of Nursing550 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 1550 Anchorage, AL 99501-3567907-269-8161
ArizonaArizona Department of Health ServicesPhoenix Main Office 150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85007602-364-2536 
 Arizona Board of Nursing1740 West Adams, Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ 85007602-771-7800
ArkansasArkansas Board of Examiners Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology101 East Capitol, Suite 103 Little Rock, AR 72201501-682-9180 
 Arkansas Board of NursingUniversity Tower Building, 1123 S. University Suite 800 Little Rock, AR 72204-1619501-686-2700 
CaliforniaCalifornia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)825 University Avenue Sacramento, CA 95825
 California Board of Registered Nursing1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 95834916-322-3350  
ColoradoColorado Department of EducationEducator Talent-Licensing Office 6000 E Evans Ave Building #2, Suite 100 Denver, CO
 Colorado Board of NursingDivision of Professions and Occupations, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350 Denver, CO 80202  303-894-2430
ConnecticutConnecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc.360 Queen Street PMB# 250 Southington, CT 06489  860-578-2742
 Connecticut Board of Examiners for NursingDept, of Public Health 410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO P.O. Box 340308 Hartford, CT 06134-0308  860-509-7624
DelawareBoard of Speech-Language-Hearing Association Contact: Samantha Weatherford, President Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Hearing Aid Dispenser Licensing (including School-Based)  Delaware Department of State Canon Building, Suite 203 861 Silver Lake Boulevard Dover, DE
 Delaware Board of Nursing861 Silver Lake Blvd., Cannon Building, Suite 203 Dover, DE 19904302-744-4500 
District of ColumbiaHealth Regulation and Licensing Administration Board of Audiology and Speech-Language PathologyP.O. Box 37802 Washington, D.C. 20013877-672-2174
 District of Columbia Board of NursingDepartment of Health Health Professional Licensing Administration 899 North Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20002877-672-2174
FloridaFlorida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & AudiologyDepartment of Health Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-06 Tallahassee, FL 32399-3256850-488-0595
 Florida Board of Nursing4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2 Tallahassee, FL 32399850-245-4125
GeorgiaGeorgia State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217-3858478-207-1670
 Georgia Board of Nursing237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217-3858844-753-7825
HawaiiDepartment of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology 808-586-3000
 Hawaii Board of NursingPVLD/DCCA Attn: Board of Nursing P.O. Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801808-586-3000
IdahoIdaho Speech, Hearing and Communication Services Licensure Board
 Idaho Board of NursingP.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0061208-577-2476
IllinoisIllinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association35 E. Wacker Drive Suite 850 Chicago, IL
 Illinois Board of NursingIDFPR/Nursing Unit 320 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62786Scope of Practice:
Application & Licensing:
IndianaIndiana Professional Licensing Agency402 West Washington Street, Room W072 Indianapolis, IN
 Indiana State Board of NursingProfessional Licensing Agency 402 West Washington Street, Room W072 Indianapolis, IN 46204  317-234-2043
IowaBoard of Speech Pathology and Audiology Bureau of Professional Licensure Iowa Department of Public Health  Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor 321 East 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50319-0075515-281-0254 
 Iowa Board of NursingRiverPoint Business Park 400 S.W. 8th Street Suite B Des Moines, IA 50309-4685515-281-3255
KansasWendy Davis Licensing Administrator Survey, Certification and Credentialing Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services    612 S Kansas Avenue Topeka, KS 66603785-296-0061
 Kansas State Board of NursingLandon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051 Topeka, KS 66612785-296-4929
KentuckyKentucky Board of Speech-Language & Audiology911 Leawood Drive Frankfort, KY 40601502-782-8801slpa@ky.gov
 Kentucky Board of Nursing312 Whittington Parkway Suite 300 Louisville, KY 40222504-429-3300
LouisianaLouisiana Board of Examiners Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology37283 Swamp Road, Suite 3B Prairieville, LA
 Louisiana State Board of Nursing17373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70810225-755-7500
MaineBoard of Speech, Audiology and Hearing35 State House State Augusta, Maine 04333-0035Do not call
 Maine State Board of Nursing158 State House Station Augusta, ME207-287-1133
MassachusettsBoard of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology1000 Washington Street, Suite 710 Boston, MA 02118617-727-3071
 Massachusetts Board of Registration in NursingCommonwealth of Massachusetts 239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02114617-973-0900
MichiganMichigan Speech Language Hearing Association790 W. Lake Lansing Rd STE 400 East Lansing, MI
 Michigan Board of NursingDepartment of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Professional Licensing P.O. Box 30670 Lansing, MI 48909  517-241-0199,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72603_27529_27542—,00.html
MinnesotaMinnesota Department of Health Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and Audiologist Licensing
 Minnesota Board of Nursing1210 Northland Drive, Suite 120 Mendota Heights, MN 55120612-317-3000
MississippiMississippi State Department of Health Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Hearing Aid Dispenser Licensing Professional LicensureP.O. Box 1700 Jackson, MS 39215-1700601-364-7360
 Mississippi Board of Nursing713 Pear Orchard Road, 3rd Floor Ridgeland, MS 39157601-957-6300
MissouriDepartment of Elementary & Secondary EducationP.O. Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480573-751-4212
 Missouri State Board of Nursing3605 Missouri Blvd P.O. Box 656 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656573-751-0681
MontanaDepartment of Labor & Industry Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 406-444-6880
 Montana Board of Nursing301 South Park, Suite 401 P.O. Box 200513 Helena, MT 59620-0513406-841-2300
NebraskaDepartment of Health and Human Services Audiology and Speech Language PathologyDHHS Licensure Unit Attn: Audiology/SLP Licensing PO Box 94986 Lincoln, NE
 Nebraska Advanced Practice Registered Nurse BoardOffice of Nursing and Nursing Support, DHHS, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit, 301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE 68509-4986402-471-4376 
NevadaSpeech-Language Pathology, Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensing BoardP.O. Box 34540 Reno, NV 89533-4540775-787-3421
 Nevada State Board of Nursing5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300 Reno, NV 89502775-687-7700
New HampshireOffice of Professional Licensure and Certification Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board7 Eagle Square, Concord, NH 03301603-271-2152
 New Hampshire Board of Nursing7 Eagle Square, Concord, NH 03301603-271-2323
New JerseyNew Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory CommitteeRenee Clark Executive Director P.O. Box 45002 Newark, NJ 07101973-504-6390
 New Jersey Board of NursingP.O. Box 45010 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor Newark, NJ 07101973-504-6430
New MexicoNM Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Practices BoardP.O. Box 25101 Santa Fe, NM 87504505-476-4622Speech.Hearing@state.nm.us
 New Mexico Board of Nursing6301 Indian School Road NE, Suite 710 Albuquerque, NM 87110505-841-8340
New YorkNew York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc.1971 Western Avenue #1167 Albany, NY 12203800-697-7542info@nysslha.org
 New York State Board of NursingEducation Bldg., 89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor West Wing Albany, NY 12234518-474-3817, Ext. 120
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and AudiologistsP.O. Box 16885 Greensboro, NC 27416    336-272-1828
 North Carolina Board of Nursing4516 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh, NC 27607  919-782-3211
North DakotaNorth Dakota Audiology and Speech Language PathologyNDSBE
PO Box 1338
Bismark, ND 58502-1338
 North Dakota Board of Nursing919 south 7th Street, Suite 504 Bismark, ND 58504701-328-9777
OhioSpeech and Hearing Professionals Board77 South High Street, Suite 1659 Columbus, OH 43215-6108614-466-3145board@shp.ohio.gov
 Ohio Board of Nursing17 South High Street, Suite 660 Columbus, OH 43215-3413614-466-3947
OklahomaBoard of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
 Oklahoma Board of Nursing2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524 Oklahoma City, OK 73106405-962-1800
OregonBoard of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology800 NE Oregon St, Ste 407 Portland, OR 97232971-673-0220
 Oregon State Board of Nursing17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. Portland, OR 97224971-673-0685
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association700 McKnight Park Drive, Suite 708 Pittsburgh, PA 15237412-366-9858
 Pennsylvania State Board of NursingP.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649717-783-7142
Rhode IslandRI Speech-Language-Hearing Association Dora Arsenault, Office Manager Department of Health3 Capitol Hill Providence,  RI 02908
 Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education105 Cannon Building, Three Capitol Hill Providence, RI 02908401-222-5700 
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Speech Language Hearing AssociationP.O. Box 1782 Columbia, SC 29202803-764-5041
 South Carolina Board of NursingP.O. Box 12367 Columbia, SC 29211  803-896-4550
South Carolina Board of Speech-Language Pathology & AudiologySouth Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Synergy Business Park Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
South DakotaBoard of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology810 N. Main St., Suite 298 Spearfish, ND 57783  605-642-1600proflic@rushmore.com
 South Dakota Board of Nursing4305 South Louise Avenue Suite 201 Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115  605-362-2760
TennesseeTN Department of Health Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences665 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37243
 Tennessee Board of Nursing665 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37243615-532-5166
TexasTexas Department of Licensing and Regulation
 Texas Board of Nursing333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460 Austin, TX 78701  512-305-7400
UtahUtah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT              801-530-6628
 Utah State Board of NursingHeber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor, 160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111801-530-6628
VermontVermont Speech Language Hearing Association
 Vermont State Board of NursingOffice of Professional Regulation Board of Nursing 89 Main Street, Floor 3 Montpelier, VT 05620-3402802-828-2396
VirginiaBoard of Audiology & Speech-Language PathologyDepartment of Health Professions Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300 Henrico, VA 23233-1463  804-367-4400audbd@dhp.virginia.gov
 Virginia Board of NursingDepartment of Health Professions Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300 Henrico, VA 23233-1463  804-367-4515
WashingtonWashington State Department of Health 360-236-4700
 Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance CommissionDepartment of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission P.O. Box 47864 Olympia, WA 98504-7864  360-236-4703
West VirginiaBoard of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology99 Edmiston Way Box 11, Suite 214 Buckhannon, WV 26201
877-462-5460 (In State Toll Free)
 West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW Suite 203 South Charleston, WV 25303  304-744-0900
WisconsinDepartment of Public Instruction125 S. Webster Street Madison, WI 53703800-441-4563
 Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional ServicesP.O. Box 8935 Madison, WI 53708-8935608-266-2112
WyomingState Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology   Amanda at Board Office2001 Capitol Ave,  Room 105 Cheyenne, WY 82002              307-777-3628
 Wyoming State Board of Nursing130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite 8 Cheyenne, WY 82002307-777-7601


AgencyMailing AddressPhoneFaxEmailWebsite
National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN)1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054  
National Certification Corporation (NCC)676 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611
Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC)  1120 Route 73, Suite 200,             Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054  856-439-9080856-439-0525
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)Capital Station, LBJ Building
P.O. Box 12926
Austin, TX 78711-2926  
512- 637-0334
American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC)American Nurses Association
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492
CCFNS International3600 Market Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651 USA
American Association of Nursing Leadership (AONL)155 N. Wacker Drive,
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606