Speech Pathology Programs in Alaska - AK
Becoming an audiologist and a speech-language pathologist in Alaska
The state of Alaska requires that audiologists and speech-language pathologists possess an Alaska license to practice in the state, although the requirements are not as stringent as in many other states. The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development carries out the licensing for this profession and has established the following requirements.
Audiologist License in Alaska
- Submit the information included in the Audiologist License Application Packet, signed and notarized. A copy can be downloaded from http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pub/aud4056.pdf.
- Submits payment, check or money order, of
- An individual must be at least 18 years old and have no disciplinary sanctions pending.
- Possesses a masters or doctoral degree from an accredited institution whose courses conform to standards established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. A copy of the transcript must accompany the application for license. This may be an online program as there are few if any speech language pathology programs in Alaska
- Meets one of the following requirements:
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, or the equivalent
- Practiced audiology for two years, since January 1, 1986
- Is currently completing a year of supervised clinical experience, as stipulated for the Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
An audiologist license is valid for two years and must be renewed.
A temporary license to practice as an audiologist can be obtained under certain circumstances, such as if an individual is already licensed in another state and submits an application or a nonresident is already licensed in another state and intends to practice as an audiologist for 30 days or less during the year.
Speech-Language Pathologist license in Alaska
- 18 years old and have no previous or pending disciplinary sanctions
- Submits the Audiologist License Application Packet. A copy can be downloaded from http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pub/aud4056.pdf.
- Submits payment, check or money order, of $50 application fee and $25 for the audiologist license fee.
- Holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, or the equivalent of this certificate.
A temporary license can be obtained if an individual is already licensed in another state, territory of the United States, foreign country or province that has requirements that are equal or greater than those in Alaska. Additionally, a nonresident licensed pathologist from another state can obtain a temporary license to practice for 60 days or less within a calendar year.
Applications for audiologist and speech-language pathologist licenses should be mailed to:
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
AUDIOLOGY/HEARING AID DEALER/SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY SECTION
P.O. Box 110806,
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor,
Juneau, Alaska 99801-0800
Further information can be found at http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/paud.htm
Phone 907.465.2695 or email [email protected]
A separate business license is a requirement for audiologists and speech-language pathologists who want to practice independently.