Kentucky Speech-Language Pathologist License Renewal Guide - 2024

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by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 19th, 2024

Kentucky Speech-Language Pathologist License Renewal Procedure

Both interim and permanent licenses can be renewed. Interim licenses are valid for a 24-month period, but extensions can be requested online or by mail. An extension is typically granted when applicants have not fulfilled their clinical fellowship hour requirement, and the supervisor agrees to continue overseeing the work experience. Send the application to:

Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602

Renewing your permanent license is a biennial process that must be completed on or before January 31st of the renewal year. The permanent license renewal fee is $150.

There is a thirty-day grace period following the January 31st due date, and requests sent during that time are required to pay a $180 fee. Any renewal requests received after the grace period are subject to a renewal and delinquency fee of $250.

Just like in other states, those applying for licensure renewal must meet a minimum continuing education (C.E.) requirement. SLPs who are newly licensed during the renewal period is not required to complete C.E. courses until the next biennial period.

SLPs will need at least 30 hours of C.E. in speech-language pathology, which is accrued during the two-year period between license renewals. Two hours must focus on ethics, and a maximum of four hours from a field closely related to speech-language pathology can be used. Be sure to finish your C.E. before the January 31st due date.

There are several ways to obtain C.E. hours, with one being attending Board-approved programs. That would include home study courses, an organization’s in-service training, academic courses you prepare and present, or having a speech-language pathology you authored published. Please note that any coursework done online cannot exceed 10 hours each day.

Programs that don’t require the Board’s approval consist of ASHA-sponsored courses and speech-language pathology classes taken at an accredited university.

Random audits are conducted to ensure licensees are actually completing the required hours. Those selected for the audit must produce documentation showing they completed the appropriate hours. The Board will ask for the following:

  • Transcript or tracking sheet from a professional association
  • Official certificate or transcript of completion or an affidavit signed by your instructor

Program providers must give you the proper documentation once you complete the coursework.