An audiologist is a licensed health care professional who diagnoses, evaluates, and treats hearing disorders and communication problems.
Any use of the title "Audiologist" within New York State requires licensure, except in certain "exempt" settings. These settings include:
The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 159, Section 8206 of New York's Education Law and Part 75 of the Commissioner's Regulations.
You must have obtained a graduate degree in audiology from a New York State registered licensure qualifying program, a program accredited by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), or the equivalent. To be considered equivalent, your educational program must culminate in a graduate degree from a college or university acceptable to the Department. It must include a practicum and 75 semester hours of courses as specified below. The 75 semester hours must be at the graduate level.
You must complete a minimum of 36 weeks of supervised experience in audiology. (Any break in time, e.g., maternity leave or, in a school setting, summer break, should be compensated for in the ending date.) The experience cannot begin until after all requirements (including any examinations or completion of a thesis) for the graduate degree are satisfied.
To meet the examination requirement for licensure as an Audiologist, you must pass the Specialty Area test of the Praxis Series, Praxis II, administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in your licensure area.
The examination is administered at over 400 test centers throughout the nation. Schedule information and registration materials for the examination may be obtained directly from ETS by calling 609-771-7395, or writing to The Praxis Series, Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6051, Princeton, NJ 08541-6051 or on the Web at http://www.ets.org/ .
The fee for licensure and first registration is $294.
In 2014, there were 61 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2015, there were 64 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2016, there are 1,461 active licenses for this occupation.
New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Speech-Language Pathology Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 270
29-1181 - Audiologists
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 11/9/16.
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