Department of Public Health


Audiologists provide services related to disorders of hearing and associated communication disorders by the measuring, testing, evaluating, identifying, preventing, ameliorating, modifying, or remediating of hearing disorders. After diagnosis, the licensee may provide consultation, counseling and instruction for the non-medical rehabilitation of individuals and groups, including the determination and use of appropriate amplification. Speech and hearing are so closely related that a person must have some knowledge of both to be a success as an audiologist or speech pathologist.

Code Citation IC, Chapter 154f; 645 IAC 300, 645 IAC 303, 645 IAC 304

Who Applies Graduates of an audiology program from an accredited college or university wishing to provide audiology services in Iowa.

When To Apply Applicants may apply for a permanent licensure after completing the supervised clinical training requirements or after receiving the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Initial Requirements Masters or doctoral degree with a major in audiology. Passing score on the National Teacher Examination in Audiology.

Duration Permanent License: Renewed every two years. Temporary Clinical License: One year with renewal at board discretion. Temporary Permit: Three months

Processing Time 30 days after receipt of all required documents. Online renewal in real time.

Fee Structure Initial License: Renewal:

Renewal Requirements

Exam Praxis Examination.

Additional Information Any individual wishing to provide audiology services in Iowa.

Services Provided

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Contact Information
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Lucas Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319