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An audiologist is a licensed health care professional who diagnoses, evaluates, and treats hearing disorders and communication problems.

Licensing Requirements

To be licensed as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in New York State you must:

  • Be of good moral character;
  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Meet education requirements;
  • Meet examination requirements; and
  • Meet experience requirements.

The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 159, Section 8206 of New York's Education Law and Part 75 of the Commissioner's Regulations.

Education Requirements

You must have obtained a graduate degree in audiology from a New York State registered licensure qualifying program, a program accredited by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), or the equivalent. To be considered equivalent, your educational program must culminate in a graduate degree from a college or university acceptable to the Department. It must include a practicum and 75 semester hours of courses as specified below. The 75 semester hours must be at the graduate level.


The fee for licensure and first registration is $294.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2018, there were 75 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 68 licenses issued for this occupation.

As of July 1, 2020, there are 1,354 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 100
Fax: 518-473-0532
Email: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification

29-1181 - Audiologists
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 11/23/20.

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