Transition from student to professional life
Graduating and receiving your Doctor of Audiology is a major and exciting accomplishment. Conversely it can be overwhelming to prepare for your professional life and the transition of being a student to being a professional. Within the student section of our website, we have some resources that you may find helpful as you make this transition including links to the licensing board with up to date information regarding licensure opportunities.
Be a Student Volunteer at the CAA conference
Are you a student interested in volunteering at our annual conference? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest in volunteering at the annual conference. Please make sure to include your name, email address, school and days/times you are available.
Be a Student Volunteer at a local audiology practice
Are you a student interested in possible volunteer opportunities in your region? Please send an email to email@example.com indicating your interest in volunteer opportunities in your region. Please make sure to include your name, California region, email address, school and graduating year.
Audiology student? Apply for a Trainee License
Practicing Audiologist? Offer an RPE Externship
Qualifications For Licensure of Audiologists (per the Department of Consumer Affairs Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board)
- 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.