Qualifications For Licensure Audiologists

To qualify for a full license in audiology, an applicant must:

  1. Submit to fingerprinting.
  2. Effective January 1, 2008, hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in audiology from an accredited educational institution. (Prior to January 1, 2008, hold a master’s degree or equivalent in audiology from an accredited educational institution.)
  3. Have completed 300 hours of supervised clinical practicum in three different clinical settings.
  4. Have completed the final year externship under the direction of an audiology doctoral program. (Prior to January 1, 2008, completed 36 weeks of full-time or 72 weeks of part-time supervised Required Professional Experience (RPE).)
  5. Effective February 5, 2021, pass the national audiology exam administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis Series 5343 with a minimum score of 162 or Praxis Series 5342 with a minimum score of 170. The exam must not be more than five years old. You must authorize ETS to report your test score to our Board using Report Code R8544.

For further information pertaining to the national examination dates and locations or to obtain a bulletin containing the examination information, visit www.ets.org/praxis.

FOUR PATHWAYS TO LICENSURE:

Option #1

Required Professional Experience Temporary License for AU.D. students

Option #2

Licensed in Another State (U.S. Graduate)

Must possess an active and current license from another state.

Option #3

Previously Licensed in California

Held a license in California that expired more than 5 years ago.

Option #4

Required Professional Experience Temporary License for Foreign-Educated Students

Completed graduate education outside of the United States

Dispensing Hearing Aids:

If you wish to dispense hearing aids, you must take and pass the California hearing aid dispensers written and practical licensing examinations. Please see examination information under the Applicant-Hearing Hearing Aid Dispensing page.