Apply online for a permanent speech pathologist license in Iowa. The application fee is $120. All application fees are non-refundable.

Documentation & Questions

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The application fee is $120. All application fees are nonrefundable.

Education, Experience & Examination Requirements

Applicants must meet the requirements in one of the following:

  1. Official copy of Certificate of clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA); or
  2. Submit official documentation for all of the following:
    1. Official transcripts conferring a master’s degree in speech pathology or its equivalent sent directly to the Board office from the college or university;
    2. Official verification of completion of not less than 400 hours of supervised clinical training;
    3. Verification of nine months of full-time clinical experience, or equivalent, completed after the master’s degree under the supervision of a licensed speech pathologist; and
    4. Results of the Praxis Examination.

Applicants Licensed in Another State

  • Licensure in Another State if applicable: Applicants that have previously been licensed, registered or certified in another state must provide official verification of licensure for all states in which the applicant has received a license.
    • The license verification must include the following: 
      • Issue date
      • Expiration date
      • Status of license including a reference to any pending or past disciplinary action.

The verification may be printed from another state licensing board’s website if it contains all of the information noted above. If an online verification is not available, the verification must be sent directly from the licensing board(s) to the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Applicants who have not been issued a license in another state may disregard this requirement.