How To Get An Alabama Audiologist License

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
Suite 435
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-269-1434

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:

http://www.asha.org/Certification/praxis/About-the-Audiology-Praxis-Exam/

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:

http://www.asha.org/Certification/AudCertification.htm

How To Get An Auctioneer Or Apprentice License In Alabama

There are two types of auctioneer licenses in Alabama. One is the main license for an actual auctioneer. Then, there is an auctioneer apprentice license. There were 712 licensed auctioneers in Alabama around 2014, and close to 100 apprentices.

To be an apprentice in Alabama, you must be 18. For the full auctioneer license, you must be 19. Both types of applicants must be a US citizen and pass a background check for good moral character.

Candidates also need to graduate from an approved auctioneering school and pass an exam administered by Alabama’s state board.

The other qualification is to complete a one-year apprenticeship. A candidate who did not graduate from an approved auctioneer school may be able to qualify for the full license by completing a 2-year apprenticeship instead of the usual one-year training program.

The most common fees related to this license are a $100 application fee, a $150 license fee, and a $100 exam fee. There are also renewal fees of about $100 to $150.

The website for the Alabama State Board of Auctioneers can be found at auctioneer.alabama.gov. You may need to write to them for forms, exam schedules, and other information. Their address and phone number are as follows:

2777 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
866-873-4664

The board offers an exam study guide here:
http://auctioneer.alabama.gov/PDF/STUDY_GUIDE_01_05.pdf

If you start on the Becoming an Auctioneer page, then you can find some or all of the Alabama auctioneer license application forms:
http://auctioneer.alabama.gov/auctioneer.aspx?sm=a_a

Call or write the board to get the list of approved schools. The Department of Labor also refers candidates to the State Auctioneers Association. Their last published phone number was 800-308-2360.

http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/WorkforceDev/LOG/LOG.pdf (page 15 for more license information)

How To Get a License As An Athletic Trainer In Alabama

As of 2014, there were about 678 certified athletic trainers in Alabama. Qualified licensees may assist athletes in preventing and recovering from injury. They do more than just a standard personal trainer. As such, there are multiple requirements to become an athletic trainer.

The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers requires applicants to already by certified by the Board of Certification, Inc. To learn more about that process, you can visit bocatc.org.

Alabama athletic-trainer candidates must also have completed a number of undergraduate college courses. According to the Department of Labor, they include “health, human anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, human physiology, physiology of exercise, basic and advanced athletic training, first aid, and CPR.”

http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/WorkforceDev/LOG/LOG.pdf (page 14)

However, that is not enough education for the license. You must also have a 4-year college degree. You’ll need to plan out your courses if you are still in the school and make sure you complete all of them before graduation.

There is a long list of accredited athletic-trainer bachelor’s degree programs listed here:

Search for Accredited Programs

As long as you complete one of these programs, you will have taken the courses needed to qualify to take the exam.

You must also have some supervised experience working with an athletic trainer who is already certified.

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification has a certification exam. You must also pass this to get an Alabama license. Check out the candidate handbook to learn all about the test:

http://www.bocatc.org/candidates/candidate-handbook

Once you qualify, you can apply by getting an application form at athletictrainers.alabama.gov. There is a fee of about $175 at the time of this post. You must also pony up another fee every year of about $75 in order to stay certified.

If you have trouble finding licensing or exam information online, you can contact the board at (334) 264-1929.

How to Get An Architect License In Alabama

The architecture profession is regulated in this state by the Alabama Board of Registration of Architects. As of 2014, they report that there were about 2600 licensed architects in Alabama, including the more than 50 percent that actually live out of state.

To become a registered architect in this state, you must have specific educational, testing, and experience/training qualifications.

Applicants must have a 5-year degree from a school accredited by the National
Architectural Accrediting Board. To find a list of these schools, you can head over to their website, where there was a list of 154 accredited programs at the time of this writing. The two in Alabama if you wish to attend in this state are Auburn University and Tuskegee University. Just enter a state to get all the accredited architecture schools for that particular state:

http://www.naab.org/r/schools/search.aspx

Like most states, Alabama requires applicants to pass the Architect Registration Exam. This test, which has 7 separate divisions, is not easy. Each division has a pass rate of about 60 to 75 percent. And the most brutal part about this is that you need to eventually pass all 7 divisions to get registered and licensed as an architect. You do not have to take all of them at one time. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards administers this test. You can learn more about when to take it, how to apply, how to study for it, and other details, by going to their website:

http://www.ncarb.org/are.aspx

The cost to take all 7 divisions is about $1500.

Before you take the architect exams, though, you need to get 3 years of experience under the supervision of a licensed architect. This is the Intern Development Program. If you are studying architecture now, get with your school about how to enroll for this program.

Assuming you pass all exams, you can then apply with the Alabama Board of Registration of Architects. There is a license application fee of $150, as of 2014.

The website address is boa.alabama.gov. When I checked, I didn’t even see an application online. You may have to call them. Here are the licensing board’s other contact details:

770 Washington Ave., Suite 150
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-4450
(334) 242-4179

How To Get an Anesthesiology Assistant License In Alabama

The job of anesthesiology assistant is a kind of physician assistant, and this field is in the process of exploding. As the name implies, these assistants provide support to anesthesiologists. For example, in Alabama, there were only 19 people with this license in 2014. But that number was expected to skyrocket to about 580 by 2022.

The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners issues licenses for anesthesiology assistants in this state. Here are the contact details for this licensing agency:

PO Box 887
Montgomery, AL 36101
334-242-4115
albme.org

Note: I could not find the application form on their website. So it may be best to call them once it comes time to apply for your license.

Applicants for this job must currently work for a licensed anesthesiologist. They must also have completed an accredited course and pass the anesthesiology assistant exam. This is called the National Certifying Examination for Anesthesiologist Assistants. You can go to the following website to get the exam application, learn the exam dates, take a practice exam, and get additional information on this licensing test:

http://www.aa-nccaa.org/

There are also several fees associated with the application process. As of 2014, the basic application fee was $200, but they add a background fee of $85 and physician certification fee of $100. After getting your Alabama anesthesiology assistant license, you then have to renew each year and pay another fee. As of the time of this writing, that was another $100.

Because this is a growing medical specialty, there aren’t many schools yet that qualify for the educational requirements. To find a school that you might like to attend, you can run a search for current accredited schools on the website of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Visit the link below and then enter “Anesthesiologist Assistant” as the profession name. Leave everything else the same to get all results. As of 2014, there were about 10 schools.

http://www.caahep.org/Find-An-Accredited-Program/

Source:

Alabama Department of Labor’s Licensing Report (2014)
http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/WorkforceDev/LOG/LOG.pdf (Page 12)

How to Get An Aircraft Flight Instructor License In Alabama

Certified flight instructors teach prospective pilots how to fly and maneuver on the ground so that the student pilots can get certified by the FAA. Naturally, flight instructors must have their own experience to get a license for this job.

The process of becoming an aircraft flight instructor in Alabama is going to be about the same as other states. This is because it is actually the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that issues this license. The main difference is the office that you will go to to get qualified.

According to the Alabama Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Division, applicants seeking to get a flight instructor license in this state can contact the FAA Flight Standard District Office in Alabama. It is located in Vestavia Hills, at 1500 Urban Center Drive, Suite 250. The phone number is 205-876-1300.

At the time of this writing, there was no fee for aircraft flight instructor exams or license applications. However, there are certain qualifications which must be met to get this license. They include at least the following: commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating privilege, logbook endorsement showing ground and flight training and the expectation of being able to pass the test, and at least 15 hours of experience on the aircraft for which the applicant wants to be rated. Candidates must also take and pass a practical and written exam to complete the process of becoming a flight instructor.

The FAA can provide the additional information on when and how to apply, test schedules, and other details. Contact the Alabama office listed above to get these details.

There is a projection of only 50 Alabama flight instructors for the year 2022. However, it is much bigger nationally, with a projection of 39,000.

Source:

Alabama Department of Labor
http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/WorkforceDev/LOG/LOG.pdf

How to Get an Alabama CPA License (Certified Public Accountant)

There are around 6500 active certified public accountants in Alabama. The Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy regulates CPA licensing and certification for this state. Here is their address and phone number:

PO Box 300375
Montgomery, AL 36130
334-242-5700

If this information changes in the future, you can find the new contact details using the website listed below.

Candidates to become a certified public accountant in Alabama must be at least 19 years old. You must also be a US citizen or have the intentions of becoming a US citizen. Another requirement is good moral character. Certain criminal convictions could disqualify you from getting licensed as a CPA in Alabama. And this usually applies to other states, as well, since accountants need to be trusted to deal with money and tax issues.

Alabama CPA license applicants must be a college graduate, and that includes a total minimum of 150 semester hours. These are the other CPA education requirements: 33 hours of upper level accounting courses, 3 hours of business law, and 27 hours of business courses.

The last main step is to pass an Alabama CPA exam.

This is the website of the State Board of Public Accountancy.
http://www.asbpa.alabama.gov/

You can go to the following address to apply for the CPA exam and learn more about how to prepare:
http://www.asbpa.alabama.gov/exam.aspx

At the time, of this writing, you will take the test at a Prometric testing center. There are several Prometric exam centers in Alabama. You can see a list of them using the link above.

There is a $100 application fee for candidates, as of February 2015.

If you pass the exam, then you will have to register on a yearly basis to continue working as a CPA in Alabama. There is also an annual fee. At the time of this writing, it was $75.

Go to this address for the current annual registration form:
http://www.asbpa.alabama.gov/forms.aspx