SLP Licensure Timeframes

One of the core requirements of a travel speech language pathologist job is having a current state license from the destination you wish to travel to. SLP licensure timeframes vary from state-to-state, making it easier to obtain an speech language pathologist license from some states over others. This table below outlines the standard timeframe to obtain an SLP license from the state's board of speech pathology. You may want to bookmark this page as speech pathologist licensure timeframes may change throughout the year.

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State Time Frame Application Form
Alabama Varies AL SLP Licensure Application
Alaska Varies AK SLP Licensure Application
Arizona 60 days AZ SLP Licensure Application
Arkansas Varies AR SLP Licensure Application
California**^ 5 weeks CA SLP Licensure Application
Colorado**^ 10-12 weeks CO SLP Licensure Application
Connecticut 10 business days CT SLP Licensure Application
Delaware 6-8 weeks DE SLP Licensure Application
District of Columbia Immediately DC SLP Licensure Application
Florida 30-45 days FL SLP Licensure Application
Georgia About 25 business days GA SLP Licensure Application
Hawaii Varies HI SLP Licensure Application
Idaho 6-8 weeks ID SLP Licensure Application
Illinois 2-4 weeks IL SLP Licensure Application
Indiana Varies IN SLP Licensure Application
Iowa 5-10 business days IA SLP Licensure Application
Kansas 7 business days KS SLP Licensure Application
Kentucky 6-8 weeks KY SLP Licensure Application
Louisiana 3-4 weeks LA SLP Licensure Application
Maine^ 2-3 weeks ME SLP Licensure Application
Maryland 2-5 days MD SLP Licensure Application
Massachusetts^ Immediately MA SLP Licensure Application
Michigan   No license required until 2011
Minnesota Varies MN SLP Licensure Application
Mississippi 7-10 business days MS SLP Licensure Application
Missouri 3-5 weeks MO SLP Licensure Application
Montana 30 days MT SLP Licensure Application
Nebraska^ 5-10 business days NE SLP Licensure Application
Nevada 30 days NV SLP Licensure Application
New Hampshire^ 6-12 weeks Call 603.271.8389 to obtain an application
New Jersey**^ Immediately NJ SLP Licensure Application
New Mexico 3-5 business days NM SLP Licensure Application
New York About 3 weeks NY SLP Licensure Application
North Carolina 1 month NC SLP Licensure Application
North Dakota 1-2 weeks ND SLP Licensure Application
Ohio Varies OH SLP Licensure Application
Oklahoma Immediately OK SLP Licensure Application
Oregon Within 1 week OR SLP Licensure Application
Pennsylvania Varies PA SLP Licensure Application
Rhode Island Varies RI SLP Licensure Application
South Carolina 4-6 weeks SC SLP Licensure Application
South Dakota**^ 6-10 SD SLP Licensure Application
Tennessee**^ 3-6 weeks TN SLP Licensure Application
Texas Varies TX SLP Licensure Application
Utah Within 7 business days UT SLP Licensure Application
Vermont Within 2 weeks VT SLP Licensure Application
Virginia Immediately VA SLP Licensure Application
Washington^ 8 weeks WA SLP Licensure Application
West Virginia 7-21 business days WV SLP Licensure Application
Wisconsin Varies WI SLP Licensure Application
Wyoming 1-2 weeks WY SLP Licensure Application

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