(1) Applicants for licensure as speech-language pathologists or audiologists who are currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction must submit a completed application on forms provided by the department, electronically or by paper. Completed applications include appropriate fees and required documentation.
(2) Applicants must:
(a) hold a current, active license in good standing to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in another state or jurisdiction whose standards at the time of application are substantially equivalent to Montana standards;
(b) have graduated from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or its equivalent. The transcript must be certified and sent directly from the school;
(c) have passed the national exam as described in ARM 24.222.510; and
(d) pass the state jurisprudence exam as described in ARM 24.222.510.
(3) Applicants with a current certificate of clinical competence as granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or its equivalent will be deemed to have met the requirements of (2)(b) and (c) by submitting proof of a current certificate of clinical competence.
(4) An audiologist currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction who was granted that license prior to January 1, 2007, will not be required to obtain a doctorate to qualify for licensure to practice audiology in Montana if the license was issued under standards substantially equivalent to current standards in Montana.
(5) Incomplete applications will automatically expire one year from the date the fee was received. If an application expires, the applicant must reapply and pay all appropriate fees.