Georgia Licensure

Please note GSHA does not handle licensure, this is handled by the Georgia State Professional Licensing Board. Information on applying for a Georgia state license can be found at the Secretary of State website at www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/speech or using the contact information below. Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists interested in practicing in the state of Georgia are required to have a license.

Licensure is not required of a speech- language pathologist certified by the Department of Education or Professional Standards Commission or successor agency while that person is working as an employee of a public educational institution, serving any grade or grades from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, provided that no fees are charged for the services either directly or through a third party, except for Medicaid.

Useful Links:
Georgia State Application and Forms page: http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=10
Georgia State FAQ: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/49/faq

Email a question to the the Georgia State Professional Licensing Board: http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/emailplb.asp 

Call the Georgia Professional Licensing Board : 478-207-2440

Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

The Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is an eight-member board consisting of one physician, three audiologists, three speech language pathologists, and a consumer member. The members are appointed by the Governor to "protect the public health, safety, and welfare and to protect the public from being misled by incompetent, unscrupulous, and unauthorized persons" (O.C.G.A. 43-44-2). The Board meets monthly to review applications for licensure and receive, investigate and adjudicate complaints against licensed speech language pathologists and audiologists.

Board Contact Information

The Georgia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology receives administrative support from the Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Office of Secretary of State. You may contact the call center for the Professional Licensing Boards Division at 844-753-7825. A call center agent will provide assistance to you and forward a message to the Board staff if necessary.

You may fax information to 866-888-7127. Please note that this is a digital fax system and immediate confirmation of the receipt of documents is not possible. Please allow up to ten business days for correspondence to be processed.

You may mail information to:
Georgia Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217

Continuing Education Requirements

In order to renew a license, the licensee must obtain a minimum of 2.0 CEUs (20 clock hours) during each biennium period of licensure.

  • Individuals who hold licenses in both Speech-Language Pathology and in Audiology shall be required to complete a minimum of 2.0 CEUs in Speech-Language Pathology and 2.0 CEUs in Audiology.
  • CEU requirements for newly approved license holders will be pro-rated during the first biennium licensure period as follows:
    • (a) Licensees whose applications are approved during the first six (6) months of the biennium will be required to accrue two (2) CEUs.
    • (b) Licensees approved during the second six (6) months of the biennium will be required to accrue one and one half (1 ½) CEUs.
    • (c) Licensees approved during the third six months of the biennium will be required to accrue one (1) CEU.
    • (d) Licensees approved during the final six (6) months are not required to accrue CEUs until the following licensure biennium.
  • CEU hours must be in educational experiences directly related to the scope of practice of the licensee, and must be designed to increase the competence of the licensee in the area of licensure. Examples of activities that may provide CEU hours include:
    • (a) Scientific and educational lectures, workshops, or seminars;
    • (b) College courses taken for credit or through official audit:  
    • (c) Presentations by licensees: 0.5 CEUs (5 clock hours) will be awarded for the presentation of any lecture, workshop or seminar. A licensee may only receive credit for one presentation per biennium.
    • (d) Audio and video conferences, online courses, and teleconferences; and self-study courses accompanied by an examination by the CEU provider.
(e) Praxis Examination in the area of licensure.