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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.