In recent years, it has gotten pretty difficult to become a licensed audiologist. You now need a doctoral degree in Alabama to get a license unless you got a master’s degree before January 1, 2007. In 2014, there were about 280 licensed audiologists in Alabama.
The Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology also requires you to pass an exam and obtain 1820 hours of work (training) under a licensed audiologist.
If you are getting close to application time, then you should make sure you get all the application and test materials. There is a lot of paperwork required to get an audiology license, including things such as transcripts and documentation of your training under a licensed audiologist.
Go To abespa.alabama.gov to get the application forms. As of 2014, there was a fee of $200 for the application and $75 to get the license if you are approved. Here is the board’s address and phone number:
400 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
ASHA says that the national exam currently being used the Praxis Examination in Audiology. It is administered by ETS.
Go here to learn more about this audiology test and see some preparation resources:
Note: If you already have a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA, then you don’t need to submit a test score. However, ASHA says that it typically requires you to pass this exam for certification through them. So you generally have no choice but to take the test, anyway. Here are ASHA’s certification requirements and application procedures and forms: