Texas Speech-Language Pathologist License Renewal Guide - 2024

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by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 19th, 2024

Texas Speech-Language Pathologist License Renewal Procedure

The Speech-language pathology license in Texas is valid for two years. The renewal process can be initiated 60 days before the expiration date. Applicants should commence the license renewal process as soon as possible to prevent any interruptions in licensure, according to the Board’s recommendation. Delays may arise due to incomplete application materials or other factors.

A notification of your license expiration will be sent to your address at least 30 days before it expires. It’s important to keep in mind that not receiving this notification from the Board doesn’t excuse you from meeting the renewal requirements.

You will receive a new wallet card and certification when you renew your license for the first time. To renew your SLP license, you can complete and submit the license renewal forms online and pay a renewal fee of $100. However, you can email the board to request a paper renewal form if you can’t renew your licensure online.

To maintain a valid license, it is crucial to fulfill all continuing education requirements before expiration. Failure to do so may result in paying a late renewal fee. Furthermore, it’s important to note that there is no grace period for expired licenses. Therefore, if your license has lapsed, you can only practice with a current speech-language pathology license issued by the Board.

As a speech-language pathologist, you must complete 20 clock hours of continuing education, with two clock hours in ethics, to fulfill the continuing education requirement. The basic unit of measurement used to credit individuals with continuing education activities for licensure is a continuing education unit, which is defined as ten clock hours of participation in an approved continuing education experience.

If your license has expired for less than 90 days, you must pay a renewal fee equal to 1-1/2 times the normally required SLP renewal fee. If your license has expired for over 90 days, but less than 18 months, the renewal fee will be twice what is normally required.

If your license has expired for more than 18 months but less than three years, you have the option to renew it by paying a renewal fee that is twice the usual amount. However, this renewal is subject to approval by the executive director.