Massachusetts Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Guide - 2024

AKA: Massachusetts Speech Therapy Reciprocity

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 18th, 2024

Massachusetts Speech-Language Pathologist License Reciprocity Process

The Board has the discretion to issue Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) licenses to individuals without requiring them to take an exam or submit verification of clinical experiences. It is a privilege typically extended to individuals who are already licensed in the field by another jurisdiction. That includes U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and foreign countries that require an exam recognized and approved by the Board.

When using this route to apply for an SLP license in Massachusetts your current license must be valid and unencumbered. Suspensions, revocations, and reprimands of licenses must all be reported, and if additional documents are needed, the Board will contact you.

Having your CCC will reduce the amount, of forms you need to complete for licensure. Complete your application and have it notarized, then contact ASHA to forward verification of your certification to the Board. Next, have the original licensing Board forward a certificate of standing to Massachusetts’s Board, and pay the $68 licensing fee.

Sign the CORI Acknowledgement Form to consent to the background check, and mail the packet to:

Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
1000 Washington St.
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100

The Board will process the application within 2-3 weeks, after which you will be notified of your licensure status.