2015 LICENSE RENEWAL INSTRUCTIONS
RENEWAL DEADLINE MAY 31, 2015
RENEWAL DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2015. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN THE BOARD OFFICE BY MAY 31, 2015. A LATE FEE OF $100 IS DUE FOR RENEWALS SUBMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF JUNE 1, 2015 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2015.
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists with a license that expires on May 31, 2015 are required to renew their license to continue practicing on or after June 1, 2015.
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists with a license that expires on May 31,2016 may renew their licenses beginning in late March 2016.
Speech-language pathology assistants have licenses that expire on May 31, 2016 and are not subject to this renewal. Individuals holding a speech-language pathology assistant license may renew their licenses beginning in late March 2016.
Renewal licenses will be issued with an expiration date of May 31, 2017.
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, 2017.
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 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)
Part 3 - Continuing Education Requirements
Pursuant to COMAR 10.41.03.06 for the 2015 renewal Speech-Language Pathologists with a full license renewing their full license for the second or subsequent time must have completed a minimum of 15.0 continuing education hours between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Speech-Language Pathologists with an initial license issued from December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2014 must have completed the minimum prorated continuing education hours between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014.
Pursuant to COMAR 10.41.03.06 for the 2015 renewal Audiologists with a full license renewing their full license for the second or subsequent time must have completed at least 15.0 continuing education hours between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015. Audiologists with an initial license issued from December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2014 must have completed the minimum prorated continuing education hours between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2015.
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, 2015 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 .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method);
via fax to 410-358-0273; or
via regular postal service mail to the Board at the address listed at the top of these instructions, attention Christopher J. Kelter, Executive Director.
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, 2015.
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,
PLEASE PRINT OUT A COPY OF YOUR RENEWAL APPLICATION AND RECEIPT AFTER PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.