State Licensure Overview
What is state licensure?
State licensure is the professional regulation of the profession of audiology at the state level. Each state mandates their own set of standards, statutes, and regulations maintaining the uniformity of legal and ethical practice among audiologists. State licensure defines the Audiology Scope of Practice as well as defines the appropriate disciplinary actions to be upheld for practicing audiologists that do not practice according to the standards set forth by the state board.
Why do we need state licensure?
Above all else, state licensure is in place for consumer protection. State licensures ensures that an audiologist has met all qualifying standards to practice and will use his/her knowledge to make clinical decisions in the best interest of the consumer.