Louisiana Speech-Language Pathology Assistant License Renewal Guide - 2024

AKA: Louisiana SLPA License Renewal

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 18th, 2024

Louisiana Speech-Language Pathology Assistant License Renewal Process

Licenses are renewed on a yearly basis, with notices being emailed on April 15th. Licensees have until June 30th  to submit their renewal application online and pay the $65 fee. If the application is submitted between July 1st and July 31st, it is considered late, and a fee of $130 must be paid to renew your license.

Any applicants who submit their renewal request after July 31st will have to apply for reinstatement.

If your initial license were granted during April, May, or June, you wouldn’t have to submit a renewal request during the fiscal year. You also won’t have to accrue any continuing education (CE) hours until the next renewal period.

Licensees are required to complete a minimum of ten clock hours of CE during each licensing cycle. Five of the ten hours must be educational activities directly related to speech-language pathology. The other five hours can be in an area closely related to speech-language pathology, such as:

  • Supervision
  • Record keeping
  • Billing
  • Coding
  • Ethics

The courses you take must improve the skills and knowledge you already have. You can begin taking the courses in June, and they must be completed before the collection period begins on July 1st of the fiscal year.

Approved courses or programs include Board-sponsored activities or attending presentations about communication disorders sponsored by ASHA, Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LSHA), and Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana Schools (SPALS).

Meetings held by professional organizations like the International Dyslexia Association or the Council for Exceptional Children are also acceptable for gaining CE hours. College courses, video conferences, internet courses, and telephone seminars on the subject of communication disorders count as CE hours.

Another way to complete the CE requirement is to attend workshops and university, hospital, or state agency-sponsored in-services. If you also have a knack for writing, having an article published in a peer-reviewed journal will also earn CE hours.

Upon completing the continuing education courses, you will be given a certification to submit to the Board in the event you are randomly audited. Make sure the certificates contain the title and content of the activity. Otherwise, you will need to submit a description and time-ordered agenda.