Qualifications For Licensure of Audiologists (per the Department of Consumer Affairs Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board)
To qualify for a full license in audiology, an applicant must:
- Must submit to fingerprinting.
- On or after January 1, 2008 hold a doctoral degree or its equivalent in audiology from an accredited educational institution or hold a master’s degree or equivalent in audiology from an accredited educational institution if prior to January 1, 2008.
- Completed 300 hours of supervised clinical practicum in three different clinical settings.
- Completed 36 weeks of full-time supervised experience, Required Professional Experience (RPE), or 72 weeks of part-time supervised experience, for applicants who graduated from an AuD program must complete the 4th year externship under the direction of an audiology doctoral program.
- Pass a national exam in audiology with a minimum score of 600, after January 1, 2013 minimum passing score of 170 administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the Praxis Series. The exam must not be more than five years old. You must authorize ETS to report your test score to our Board using Report Code R8544
*Please note, if you also wish to dispense hearing aids, you must take and pass the California hearing aid dispensers written and practical licensing examinations.
Click here to obtain more specific information regarding Licensure for Audiologists in the state of California here.