Welcome to the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board

Biennial licenses expired on
December 31, 2018; late renewal in effect

► Audiologist
► Speech-Language Pathologist
► Dual Licensee
► Aides

Annual licenses expire on
January 30, 2019

► Hearing Aid Dealer
► Hearing Aid Satellite
► Hearing Aid Fitter

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

Go to eLicense.Ohio.gov to renew your audiology, aide, hearing aid dealer's, hearing aid fitter's, or speech-language pathology license.  Verification of a license renewal is now done electronically through the 'License Look-up' on the eLicense Ohio website.

Help Desk

The eLicense.Ohio.gov 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 experience technical difficulties when using eLicense Ohio with creating an account, logging into your account, resetting your password, submitting an application or other supporting documents.  The Help Desk is available for online technical issues only.  Please contact the licensure board directly for assistance with non-technical issues, e.g., questions about the steps of the application process or want to know what items are needed to further review your application, renewing your license, continuing education, etc.  Please call the Board's office at (614) 466-3145, and select Option #2.

August 15, 2019 - Summer eNewsletter Posted
The summer eNewsletter is available at https://shp.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Summer%202019%20Newsletter-Final.pdf.  All licensees are urged to review this issue for important information about recent rule changes that took effect on August 12, 2019.  If you are a licensed hearing aid dealer or hearing aid fitter, there are new changes pertaining to your license expiration date, e.g., December 31, 2020, licensure practice period, e.g., now two years, renewal fee, e.g., reduced to $120 every two years, and continuing education requirements, e.g., 20 hours, including 2 hours related to ethics.  A new Code of Ethics for hearing aid dealers, hearing aid fitters, and permit holders was adopted under Ohio Administrative Code section 4747-1-23.  The Code of Ethics for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, conditional speech-language pathologists, and aides was amended under Ohio Administrative Code section 4753-9-01.  Complete details about these rule changes are on page five and page ten of the 2019 Summer eNewsletter. 

January 1, 2019 - Update - Verification of License Renewal
The Board discontinued issuing pocket cards for all license types.  If you recently renewed your license or are an employer or insurance provider seeking to verify the status of a license renewal of an audiologist, hearing aid fitter, hearing aid dealer, speech-language pathologist, or aide verification must be obtained electronically from the eLicense Ohio license management system, License Look-up Page at the following link: https://elicense.ohio.gov/oh_verifylicense.  A printer friendly version option is available if you need documentation confirming the license status, e.g., individual's name, license number, issue date, expiration date, etc.   

December 15, 2018 - Fall Newsletter - The Fall eNewsletter is now available and can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Fall eNewsletter.

August 17, 2018 - Update on eLicense account registration e-mail and licensure renewal
Beginning August 16, 2018, the Board will be sending an e-mail to licensees who have not yet registered for their account with the eLicense Ohio license management system.  The e-mail will have our board name and logo at the top, instructions, your security code, and a link to eLicense Ohio to create your account.  You must create an account in order to renew your license.  The Board will mail a renewal letter to all licensees approximately one week before the license renewal period opens. Licensed audiologists, speech-language pathologists, dual licensees, and aides will receive their renewal letter in the mail the week of September 24th and can renew their license beginning October 2, 2018, with a license expiration date of midnight on December 31, 2018.  Licensed hearing aid dealers and fitters will receive their renewal letter in the mail the week of October 29th and can renew their license beginning November 1, 2018, with a license expiration date of midnight on January 30, 2019.

August 15, 2018 - Summer Newsletter  – The Summer eNewsletter is now available and can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Summer eNewsletter

July 5, 2018 - Update on Pocket Cards and eLicense Ohio New Account Registration - The Board discontinued issuing pocket cards for all license types.  Licensees are required to display their wall certificate in a conspicuous place where the licensee practices.  Verification of a license can be obtained from the eLicense Ohio license look-up page at the following link: https://elicense.ohio.gov/oh_verifylicense. Licensees are responsible for knowing their license expiration date and should visit the license look-up page to confirm their license status and expiration date.  In order to renew your license, you must first register for an account with eLicense Ohio to create your user name and password.  If you have not yet registered for an eLicense Ohio account, the Board urges you to create your required new account now, prior to the license renewal period, by visiting the eLicense Ohio portal at: https://elicense.ohio.gov/oh_communitieslogin.   

May 31, 2018 - Spring Newsletter  – The Spring eNewsletter is now available and can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Spring eNewsletter 

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 eLicense.Ohio.gov 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