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Changes to Licensure Requirements
Recently Governor Nixon signed into law senate bill 107 ("SB 107"), which includes several changes to the licensure requirements for speech-language pathologists and audiologists in Missouri. Beginning August 28, 2015, individuals applying for a permanent license to practice as a speech-language pathologist and/or audiologist in Missouri will no longer need to complete a clinical fellowship in order to obtain a permanent license. Furthermore, the Board will no longer issue provisional licenses to individuals seeking to complete their clinical fellowship year. Any individual who is attempting to complete a clinical fellowship in Missouri must now apply for a permanent license.
- For any individuals who currently possess a provisional license, said license will remain in effect until its expiration date. After the provisional license expires, anyone seeking to continue to practice in Missouri must then apply for a permanent license. Individuals wishing to obtain a permanent license who hold a current provisional license, but do not wish to wait for their provisional license to expire may apply for a permanent license at any time by submitting the appropriate application and fee.
- For any individuals who have submitted an application for a provisional license, including the necessary fee(s), but were not granted a provisional license prior to August 28, 2015, they will have the option of having their application fee refunded, or applied to the fee requirements for a permanent license.
Pending Change to Verification of Licensure
Effective October 1st, 2015, the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts will no longer be generating licensure verifications to be sent to licensees or the general public. In the future, please utilize the Licensee Search function on our website for primary source verification.