North Carolina Speech-Language Pathologist License Renewal Guide - 2024

AKA: North Carolina Speech Therapy License Renewal

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 18th, 2024

North Carolina Speech-Language Pathologist License Renewal Procedure

You must renew your license each and pay a renewal fee to NCBOESLPA. You are given a grace period of 30 days after your license has expired. The board’s new system now allows for renewal up to 59 days before the expiration date of the license. Only attempt to renew before that period will be successful.

If you fail to renew before the grace period expires, the Board can suspend your license. However, if your license was suspended due to failure to renew, you will not be subjected to any examination to renew your license.

To maintain your speech-language pathology license, you must renew it annually for a fee of $60.00. Payment must be made payable to the board if you pay via check or money order. Ensure to write your North Carolina speech-language pathology or audiology license number on the memo line. If you’re not renewing online, you must fill out this renewal form along with the payment to NCBOESLPA’s address.

You must sign to confirm compliance with the Board’s continuing education requirement (21 NCAC 64 .0218). The Board may randomly audit, and you are only obliged to provide proof of continuing education if it is specifically requested. As an alternative to completing the traditional continuing education requirements regulated by the Board, you will establish an arrangement with your employer that involves supervised training each year. This supervised training will be documented in a written plan. It will involve:

  • Utilizing clinical equipment.
  • Practicing correct treatment procedures.
  • Receiving evaluations from supervisors and other licensed SLPs.
  • Participating in educational activities as agreed upon with your employer.

Please be aware that if you or your spouse currently hold active military status, you are exempt from paying the renewal fee. You must provide official documentation verifying your active status and renewal form to complete your renewal.