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

Licensing Requirements

Applicants seeking to become licensed to function in New York State as an audiologist must submit an application to the Office of the Professions at the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The latest available information and requirements about New York State licensed audiologists are on the website of the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions

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 acceptable to the Department. It must include a practicum and 60 semester hours of specified courses (see NYSED website). At least 30 of the 60 semester hours must be at the graduate level.

Experience Requirements

You must complete a minimum of nine months of supervised experience in audiology.

Examination Requirements

To meet the examination requirement for licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist, you must pass the Specialty Area test of the Praxis Series, Praxis II, administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in your licensure area.

  • New York State's acceptable passing score is 600. It is important to note that, as of January 1, 2013, the Examination scale for Audiology will be changed to a 100-200 scale and a passing score will be 170.
  • Examination scores must be sent directly from ETS. Request scores to be sent to agency code R7747.
  • ETS retains scores for ten years.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2010, there were 45 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 61 licenses issued for this occupation.

Fees (as of December 5, 2011)

The fee for licensure and first registration is $294.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Speech-Language Pathology Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 270
Fax: 518-402-5354

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 10/4/12.

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