Welcome to the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board

Annual Renewal Deadline
January 30

Hearing Aid Dealer
Hearing Aid Dealer Satellite
 Hearing Aid Fitter

All hearing aid dealer and hearing aid fitter licenses expire annually on January 30.

IMPORTANT! If your professional or business license is not renewed, you will be practicing your profession illegally, or selling hearing aids illegally.

Go to to renew your license.

Help Desk

The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by calling—toll free—1 (855) 405-5514.

Call the Help Desk any time you need assistance with creating an account, completing an application, renewing your license, or with other questions you may have when using

Inaugural Board Meeting

The Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board held its inaugural board meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018. The meeting was held in the 31st floor Board Room of the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 South High Street in downtown Columbus.

A final agenda was reviewed and approved by the Board at the meeting.

About the Board

Am. Sub. H.B. 49 was signed into law by Governor John R. Kasich on July 1, 2017, which created the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board (SHP), effective January 21, 2018. Under this new law, both the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and the Ohio Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board were abolished and combined to create SHP.

Even before this most recent merger in our state of Ohio, at least eight other states had combined licensure of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and hearing aid dealers and fitters under the same board.

Please click on Joint board consolidation announcement for additional information both boards announced on August 3, 2017 regarding this transition.

The Board has transitioned to the state of Ohio’s new online application, license management, supervision management, and license renewal system. The eLicense Ohio system operates in a secure web-based environment, and will allow you to take care of essentially all Board business and payments online, including submitting an application for initial license, license renewal, supervisee registration for conditional speech-language pathology license holders, aides, and hearing aid dealer’s and fitter’s trainee permit holders, address changes, name change requests, license verification requests, and duplicate wall certificate requests.

You must first register as a user before you can transact any online business with the Board. Navigate to to begin your registration.



Customer Satisfaction Survey

As part of the State of Ohio’s commitment to providing exemplary customer service, the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board is interested in your feedback. Please take a moment to complete our online Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Page updated 01/23/2018