Maryland Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore , Maryland 21215-2299

410-764-4725
2014 LICENSE RENEWAL INSTRUCTIONS
RENEWAL DEADLINE MAY 31, 2014


Renewal Instructions:
RENEWAL DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2014. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN THE BOARD OFFICE BY MAY 31, 2014. A LATE FEE OF $100 IS DUE FOR RENEWALS SUBMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF JUNE 1, 2014 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014.

Fee Schedule

License

License Fee

MHCC fee

Speech-Language Pathologist

$120.00

$36.00

Audiologist

$120.00

$36.00

Hearing Aid Dispenser

$120.00

$36.00

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

$100.00

$36.00

Dual Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist must submit separate payments to both the AUD and SLP Board. Total combined license fee is $214.00.

$89.00

$18.00

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists with a last name beginning with the letters A through K will be issued a one-year renewal license that expires on May 31, 2015 and will be assessed half the renewal fee and half the HCC fee (total = $78.00).

Speech-language pathology assistants are not subject to the split renewal.  All speech-language pathology assistant renewal licenses will be issued with an expiration date of May 31, 2016.

The inactive status is an option with this renewal.  To elect the inactive status please submit the Inactive Status Form (found on the Board’s website) along with a personal check or money order for $25.00.  All individuals electing the inactive status will have the inactive status through May 31, 2016.

Please note that pursuant to Senate Bill 786, each Health Occupation Board is required to collect a user fee for the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC). The fee funds the cost of services and information the MHCC provides to consumers and healthcare practitioners. The user fee is $36.00. Please be aware that the Board collects and submits these fees to the MHCC. The Board does not retain these funds. For more information on the MHCC, please visit their web site at http://mhcc.maryland.gov.

Payment
Payment may be made online using Visa or MasterCard, or by mailing a check to the board made payable to
Board of AUD/HAD/SLP

Read the renewal application and complete the following:

Part 1 - General application information
Complete all sections of the application where applicable. Some of the information has been filled in based on the information in the Board’s records. Please update any information that has changed. Select "Submit as Complete" to submit your answers, or select "Save-Not Complete" to save your answers and come back later to finish. You may also press "Cancel" to return to the menu without saving any changes you made.

After each section is completed and accepted, the status arrow on the menu for that part will turn green .

Part 2 - Disciplinary questions.
Complete all disciplinary questions. Provide a detailed explanation for each question checked “YES” . Some explanations may require legal documentation that must be submitted to the Board. Your license will not be issued until such information is received and reviewed by the Board.

Electronic Workbook Instructions (For Part 3)
Add information into the electronic workbook by completing the form and selecting the "(+) Add" button. As information is added you will see the list below the add form. If you make an error, simply delete the row and reenter. Select the "Submit and Return To Menu" button to return to the menu. If you added the required minimum (or checked "NO" above the form indicating you have no information to add) the red arrow will change to a green arrow next to the part you completed.

Part 3 - Continuing Education Requirements

Pursuant to COMAR 10.41.03.06 for the 2014 renewal Speech-Language Pathologists with a full license renewing their full license for the second or subsequent time must have completed a minimum of 30 continuing education hours between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.  Speech-Language Pathologists with an initial license issued from December 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 must have completed a minimum of 30 continuing education hours between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.  Speech-Language Pathologists issued an initial license on July 1, 2012 or later must have completed the minimum continuing education hours as specified by the prorated requirements (see link below) between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.

Pursuant to COMAR 10.41.03.06 for the 2014 renewal Audiologists with a full license renewing their full license for the second or subsequent time must have completed at least 30 continuing education hours between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2014.  Audiologists with an initial license issued from December 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 must have completed a minimum of 30 continuing education hours between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2014.  Audiologists issued an initial license on July 1, 2012 or later must have completed the minimum continuing education hours as specified in the prorated requirements.

The prorated requirements are found here:
http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov/boardsahs/professionals/docs/CEU-Prorated-for-2012-renewal.pdf

Pursuant to COMAR 10.41.11.09 for the 2014 renewal a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant must have completed a minimum of 10 continuing education hours between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2014.

All audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech-language pathology assistants must list continuing education activities on the Continuing Education Form (electronic workbook). Do not send continuing education documents to the Board unless your license was selected for an audit.  Licensees selected for a continuing education audit will receive a paper notice on yellow paper; additionally, licensees selected for an audit are notified in red letters at the beginning of the online renewal process.

Note for Licensees Selected for Audit: Failure to submit CEU documents to the Board by May 31, 2014 may result in suspension, revocation, denial of licensure or other disciplinary action by the Board.

If a renewal candidate is selected for an audit, the renewal candidate may submit continuing education completion certificates to the Board by one of the following methods:

via regular postal service mail to the Board at the address listed at the top of these instructions, attention Christopher J. Kelter, Executive Director;

via fax to 410-358-0273; or via .pdf format to christopher.kelter@maryland.gov .

It is strongly suggested that if an individual is selected for an audit of continuing education activities that the individual submit that information to the Board no later than May 15, 2014.

Individuals selected for a continuing education audit that elect to not renew their license do not need to submit CE documentation to the Board.  Individuals selected for a continuing education audit that elect the inactive status do not need to submit CE documentation to the Board.

Add CE classes into the electronic workbook by completing the CE form and pressing the "(+) Add" button. As courses are added you will see the list of courses below the add form. If you make an error, simply delete the class and reenter. Please note that some CE providers award CE hours and/or credits in the format of .1 for each hour earned. When adding CE information during the online renewal process please make .1 credit = one hour; for example, CE credit of .8 awarded for a full day program must be entered as 8.0 CE hours in the online renewal process. A CE calculator will total the hours for each category. Press the "Submit and Return To Menu" button to return to the menu. If you added the required minimum hours the red arrow will change to green next to Part III on the menu.

.Affirmation of Application
After all 3 parts have been completed and the information validated, the Submit Application and Pay Fee button will be activated. Press this button to affirm your application and select a payment method. You may pay your renewal fee online using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit cards or mailing a check with a copy of your online receipt to the BOARD OF AUD/HAD/SLP, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215-2299.

PLEASE PRINT OUT A COPY OF YOUR RENEWAL APPLICATION AND RECEIPT AFTER PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.