North Carolina Speech-Language Pathology Assistant License Reciprocity Guide - 2024

AKA: North Carolina SLPA Reciprocity

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 18th, 2024

North Carolina Speech-Language Pathology Assistant License Reciprocity Process

Several states have Reciprocity Agreements with North Carolina, which means that if an applicant for speech-language pathology assistant can provide proof of a valid professional license and practice in a state with similar standards, they can obtain a license in North Carolina.

Before submitting your application online, you need to create an account. In addition to completing the application, you must also take an Open Book Quiz related to North Carolina’s licensure.

Here are the steps required to apply for a speech-language pathology license in North Carolina using the reciprocal agreement:

  • Set up your online account using the Applicant Portal. Once completed, you can log in to review the status of your application after submission.
  • Fill out the Reciprocal Application and take the Open Book Quiz.
  • Have an official Letter of Verification sent from your state to the NCBOESLPA.
  • Submit official transcripts that show your master’s or doctoral degree conferred.
  • Submit evidence of a three-year cycle of thirty (30) hours of Continuing Education.

You can have the official Letter of Verification and transcripts mailed to:

PO Box 16885
Greensboro, NC 27416

NCBOESLPA is also a member of the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact. The ASLP-IC was established to enable the practice of speech-language pathology across state lines, all while ensuring the public’s safety. This compact is a legally binding agreement between states, enacted through legislation, that addresses a specific policy matter.