Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

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.

Welcome to the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

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.
  • The 2021 Montana Legislature enacted House Bill 210, an act providing for the licensure of speech-language pathology assistants or audiology assistants. The bill provided minimum licensure qualifications for assistants.

    The 2023 Montana Legislature enacted Chapter 457, Laws of 2023 (Senate Bill 300), an act revising qualifications for licensure as speech-language pathology assistants or audiology assistants. The bill was signed by the Governor on May 8, 2023, and will be effective on January 1, 2024.

    The department and its staff are currently in the process of creating the pathology and audiology assistant application process. This includes creating the necessary forms and website enhancements to be able to enact the new assistant licensure. Please continue to refer to the boards website as updates will be posted once the board gets closer to implementation.

  • The passage of SB214 in 2023 enacted into law the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology interstate compact. The Audiology & Speech Language Pathology Interstate Compact Organization is expecting to accept compact privilege applications in late 2024-early 2025. 

    Until the compact is fully implemented, Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists that are licensed in a compact state will need to apply for licensure in Montana to provide services. 

    Please click here to be directed to the Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (ASLP-IC) website. 

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  • Be aware that there are scams that specifically target licensees.

    Fraudsters may pretend to be government employees, claiming that there is a problem with your professional license or that they have questions about your practice.

    In some cases, they find publicly available license information, such as your name, and then call your place of business pretending to be licensing board staff, attempting to elicit personally identifiable information.

    Department of Labor and Industry employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

    We may call you in some situations, but will never do the following over the phone:
    • Threaten suspension or revocation of your license
    • Demand immediate payment from you
    • Require payment by cash, gift card, pre-paid debit card, internet currency, or wire transfer
    • Ask for personal details or banking information

    The following scenarios should raise suspicion:
    • A caller saying there is a problem with your professional or occupational license (licensing boards send renewal notices by mail and email)
    • Any call asking you to pay a fine or debt with retail gift cards, wire transfers, pre-paid debit cards, internet currency, or by mailing cash
    • A request to verify your social security number in its entirety over the phone

    Learn more about fraud prevention and reporting at


    • 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 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.

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