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:

  1. Must submit to fingerprinting.
  2. 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.
  3. Completed 300 hours of supervised clinical practicum in three different clinical settings.
  4. Have completed the final year externship under the direction of an audiology doctoral program. (Prior to January 1, 2008, completed 36 weeks of full-time or 72 weeks of part-time supervised Required Professional Experience (RPE).)
  5. Effective January 1, 2013, pass the national audiology exam administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis Series with a minimum score of 170. (Prior to January 1, 2013 the minimum passing score was 600.) 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.