The Ohio Licensure Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (OBSLPA)
Contact Information Changes/Updates
Please ensure that your contact information is current. Updating your contact information will ensure that you receive your renewal notice in a timely manner. Additionally, all licensees are required to notify the board in writing through the U.S. mail, email or fax of any change of name, place of business or mailing address within thirty days of said change. If you changed your mailing address, e-mail address, or name , please take a moment to update your contact information using your user ID/password at any time online at: https://license.ohio.gov/secure/login.asp. If you do not have your assigned user ID/password, please submit a written request to the Board office via mail, fax or e-mail.
Visit the OBSLPA website to obtain up-to-date information on:
- Ohio Law and Administrative Rules Governing the Practice of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
- Fee Schedule
- Continuing Education Requirements
- Licensure Application Form
- Board Meeting Dates and Times
Annual Licensure Board Meeting Dates Can Be Found
Online at the OBSLPA Website
All Board meetings are open to the public.
Board meetings are held in the Board Room at the Riffe Center for Gov’t and the Arts, 77 South High Street, 19th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, unless specified otherwise. The proposed agenda should be available at http://www.slpaud.ohio.gov approximately 1 week before the meeting
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
301.296.5700, Fax 301.296.8580
In order to uphold standards of professional excellence, ASHA:
- awards the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to audiologists and speech-language pathologists who meet strict requirements
- informs the public about communication disorders and the ways speech-language pathologists and audiologists help make a difference
- administers the ASHA Code of Ethics, which sets the highest standards for professional conduct and performance and which all members agree to uphold
ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), is granted in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. The CCCs allow the holder to provide independent clinical services and to supervise the clinical practice of student trainees, clinicians who do not hold certification, and support personnel. The certificate can be obtained by an individual who meets specific requirements in terms of degree, course work, practicum, and supervised professional experience, and who passes the national examination in speech-language pathology or audiology.
The CCCs are presently held by over 86,000 professionals, who provide services in schools, colleges, speech-language and hearing centers, clinics, hospitals, private practices, and other programs throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries.
Individuals holding CCCs must have a graduate degree, an active interest in the field of communication, and must meet academic course work and clinical practicum requirements in the professional area. Holders of the CCC must abide by ASHA’s Code of Ethics, which incorporates the highest standards of integrity and ethical principles. An ASHA member who supervises the provision of clinical services must hold a current CCC in the appropriate area. An ASHA member may provide clinical services in speech-language pathology and audiology only when the individual holds the appropriate Certificate of Clinical Competence or is in the process of obtaining certification and is supervised by an individual who holds the appropriate CCC. Otherwise that individual is in violation of ASHA’s “Code of Ethics.” Maintaining the CCC is contingent upon the timely payment of annual dues and fees. ASHA resolution LC 5-81 states: “…individuals whose Annual Certification Fees are in arrears on April 1 will have allowed their certificates to expire on that date.”
The American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
25 S. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4183