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The Licensure Board 8/3/17 Meeting Update!

The formal notice of all the proposed rulemaking will likely be filed on 8/28 and published on 9/8. That means the public comment period will officially run from 9/8-10/6. I will schedule a hearing somewhere in there between 9/29 and 10/6.

When the notice is published the Board will send out notice to all the interested parties and licensees as well. Please wait to comment until the formal notice is filed.  That way you can see the complete proposal notice along with the legal reasonable necessity.

I just wanted to update you on the results of the 8/3 meeting regarding fees. The board did vote to move forward with filing the rule package which sets rules for the limited license and lowers the overall fees. The proposed fee reduction is 45% which breaks out as follows.


Current Fee Amount Proposed Reduction
Original License Fee for Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist $                          350.00  $                      192.00
Active Renewal Fee for Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist $                          200.00  $                      110.00
Inactive Renewal for Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist $                          100.00  $                        55.00
Limited Speech-Language Pathologist License Fee $                             50.00  $                        27.00
Registration Fee for Speech Language-Pathologist/Audiologist Aide or Assistant $                             30.00  $                        30.00

The board also voted that Lucy Richards should represent the board at the MSHA fall meeting per our request.

On behalf of MSHA I would like to thank all of the diligent members who have attended every MT Board meeting or hearing or provided letters over the past 2+ years regarding our professional dues increase. We are very pleased with the increasingly positive working relationship and open communication MSHA has enjoyed for the past year with the Board. A special thank you to Lucy Richards for her able and willing assistance through the process.


Lezlie Pearce-Hopper, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

MSHA President Elect


Are you looking for Information on how to apply for a Montana License?

This address should take you to the page you need to get started. Click on the License Information tab and select what type you need.

One of the requirements in Montana is
“Passage of the Board of Speech-Language and Audiology Montana Jurisprudence exam with a score of 95% or higher”

This should take you to the page. Select license information tab.

This is the actual application with the jurisprudence exam at the end

The information needed for this exam can be found by going to this page

Once you are licensed, it is helpful to have these links.