Board Information

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.

 

Click here for information regarding the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare Registration

Welcome to the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

FAQ on COVID-19 Impacts to Licensees and the Public's Use of Licensees' Services
Note: This FAQ is specific to questions pertaining to the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. For more general information that applies to the entire Professional Licensing Bureau click on the link in the blue bar at the top of this webpage.

  • This COVID-19 FAQ covers the most frequently asked questions to date (telepractice, licensing, aides, insurance/billing, etc.)
  • Staff will continue to update the FAQ as new questions and new information become available. 
  • If you have a question on this topic we encourage you to review the FAQ before you attempt to contact staff directly.
  • If you have previously downloaded this FAQ we recommend you delete your cookies and browsing history to ensure you see the most current version of the FAQ. The current version is dated 8/25/20.
  • Note that due to the COVID-19 health emergency, all board meetings will be held by conference call until further notice. No outside participants or stakeholders will be allowed access in the building. If you wish to attend a board meeting you must attend by phone.

Annual Aide/Assistant Registration - Opens 9/1/20 and ends 10/31/20

Message to New Licensees & Applicants

  • Even in normal years, graduation season is a busy time for license application processing staff. The board recognizes that the current COVID-19 pandemic has created discord in the normal application, examination, and licensure process. We are striving to address these concerns and potential roadblocks as quickly as possible; however, please understand that this will not occur overnight. The board must continue its public safety mission while adapting to daily changes occurring from the pandemic. This will take time.
  • Applicants are encouraged to begin their application for licensure and to complete as much of the required information as possible.
  • Applications remain valid for one year under normal circumstances. If you submit your application and an item is missing, our licensing specialist will work with you to complete the application. We do not deny applicants for submitting an incomplete application. By completing the application’s remaining parts, exempting exams, etc., you can get ahead on the licensure process.
  • Online applications are the most efficient application method and allow you to upload your own supplemental forms directly into your application at any time.  Click here to go to our online system to create an account and begin your application
  • Paying the fee triggers the beginning of the staff review process. Be aware that to verify authenticity, some documents such as exam results, and transcripts must be sent to the department directly from the source and cannot be uploaded by the applicant.

Make Sure Your Contact Information is Current

  • Make sure your address and e-mail information are up-to-date. You can update your information at any time by logging into your online account.
  • E-mail is the board's primary form of communication so a current e-mail helps ensure you stay current on board information.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is to protect the health, safety and well-being of Montana citizens through regulation of the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology and the licensing of competent professionals. The board makes every effort to include relevant and current information pertaining to licensing and regulation on our website.  Please contact us if you need additional information, or to provide comments on how we can improve the website.

Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

 

If you are already licensed, have applied for a license, are about to apply for a license, or are renewing your license from the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists:

Professional Licensing Customer Service:

(406) 444-6880

DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV

 

If you have a scope of practice question for the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, contact the executive officer via the e-mail address below. Note that neither staff nor the board can give you legal advice. This includes providing an answer as to whether a specific action is within your scope of practice.

Lucy Richards, Executive Officer

DLIBSDSLP@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about continuing education:

(406) 444-5696

AUDIT@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about filing a complaint against a licensee:

(406) 841-2312

DLIBSDCOMPLAINTS@MT.GOV


Mailing Address:

Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

PO Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620-0513

 

Physical Address:

Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

301 S. Park Avenue

4th Floor

Helena, MT 59620

Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation. Members serve three-year terms with a two-term limit.

Individual board members can be contacted by email at dlibsdslp@mt.gov. In your message please specify which board member you would like to contact. For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at boards.mt.gov.

Rich Turner, Public Member (Chair)

Gene Bukowski, Audiologist

Kelsey Mann, Audiologist

Diane Simpson, Speech-Language Pathologist

Rachel Stansberry, Speech-Language Pathologist

Board Events

**Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, all board meetings will be held by conference call until further notice. No outside participants or stakeholders will be allowed access in the builiding. If you wish to attend a board meeting you must attend by phone.**
 
Board meetings are usually held several times a year. Meeting minutes are posted within three days of board approval.
 

In general, board meetings are open to the public. There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings

Newsletters

2020

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Audiologist

To apply using the online application please click here

Below is the general licensing information for audiologists.

Limited Speech-Language Pathologist

To apply using the online application please click here

Below is the general licensing information for limited speech-language pathologists.

 

Speech-Language Pathologist

To apply using the online application please click here

Below is the general licensing information for speech-language pathologists.

Aides and Assistants

Aides and assistants are not licensed in Montana. Aides and assistants work directly under the supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists. The licensed supervisor is responsible for registering aides and assistants annually per 37-15-313, MCA.

Annual aide and assistant registration runs from September 1 through October 31 annually. Aides and assistants are not registered with the board outside of that registration period. Any aide hired outside the registration period can be registered during the next registration period.


Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

License Renewal Information

  • The renewal deadline date (expiration date) for speech-language pathologists and audiologists is February 1 of each year. 
  • Renewal opens 60 days prior to your expiration date.  We encourage you to renew your license early in the renewal cycle.
  • Please note that our online system is available 24/7 during the renewal cycle; however, there is no staff available to assist you after 5:00 p.m.  Waiting until the last hours to renew could mean that there is no one available to assist you, and this may cause your renewal to accrue late fees

Statute/Rule Information

All of the statutes (MCA) and rules listed here are applicable to this board.

Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3, MCA, is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to speech-language pathology and audiology are written and adopted by the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. The board writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the board authority. Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure. They do not go through the Legislative process. The board continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State by e-mailing SOSARM@mt.gov. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana.

Administrative Rules

Statutes



 

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-308

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT (published May 29, 2020)

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT (effective July 25, 2020)

Forms

General Forms
Renewal Forms

Licensing Requirements and Application Checklist

License Application Forms
Continuing Education Forms
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Complaint Information

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

How to File a Complaint

Continuing Education

General Information

  • The board does not pre-approve any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which relate directly to their scope(s) of practice. Licensees are responsible for selecting quality programs that contribute to their knowledge and competence.
  • Speech-language pathologists are required to take 10hours of CE annually.
  • Audiologists are required to take 10 hours of CE annually.
  • Dual licensees are required to take 15 hours of CE annually.
  • Continuing education requirements do no apply until a licensee's first full year of licensure.
  • For more information on CE regulations see ARM 24.222.2102.

Contact Information
Phone: 406-444-5696
Email: audit@mt.gov

FAQ

COVID-19 FAQ