Agency:IDFPR - Division of Professional Regulation
Job Description:An individual who is trained to apply non-medical methods and procedures in the identification, measurement, testing, appraisal, prediction, habilitation, rehabilitation, or instruction related to hearing and the disorders of hearing. The practice of audiology includes any tasks, procedures or act that is necessary for evaluation, hearing or vestibular function.
Statute:Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1991, ch. 111, par. 7901-7934) 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1465
Type of Regulation:License
Number Regulated:786
Education/Experience:Must have received a master's degree in audiology from a program approved by the Department of Professional Regulation (DPR);Proof of successful completion of the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (PRAXIS) or certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA);Proof of equivalent of nine months of full-time, supervised professional experience.
Exam:National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (PRAXIS). Administered by the Education Testing Service; P.O. Box 911, Princeton, NJ 08541; (609) 771-7395.
Exam Type:Written/national
Exam Fee:
Passing Criteria:Score of 600
Continuing Education:20 hours
Note:Licensure requirements, licensure fees, examination fees and exam administration are subject to change.
Application Fee:
License Fee:$90.00 by acceptance of exam; $100.00 by endorsement
Renewal Fee:$20.00 plus all lapsed renewal fees
Reinstatement Fee:Two years (All licenses expire on October 31 of each odd numbered year.)
License Period:Yes. Applicant must meet the regular age, education, experience, citizenship, and exam requirements plus provide proof of current licensure from the jurisdiction in which the applicant is presently practicing.