January 27, 2020
The Business Filing Statement for 2019 is available to download and submit electronically to the Board office by March 1, 2020. Please visit the following link for more information and to download the form: https://shp.ohio.gov/business-filings
December 19, 2019
The Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board Winter eNewsletter may now be viewed on the Board’s website at the following link: https://shp.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Winter%202019%20Newsletter-Final.pdf
December 16, 2019 - Ohio's Census 2020 / Be Counted Ohio Campaign
Help raise awarness about the 2020 Census. Click here to view Govenor Mike DeWine's Executive Order 2019-13D. An informational flyer to promote the 2020 Census can be downloaded here.
December 1, 2019 - License Renewal Information - Important Update
This is a reminder that this is the 2019-2020 practice biennium and the following license types are not due to renew until December 31, 2020 - audiologist, hearing aid dealer, hearing aid fitter, speech-language pathologist, audiology aide, and speech-language pathology aide. In December of 2018 the annual license renewal for hearing aid dealers and fitters was permanently changed to a biennial license renewal. Hearing aid dealers and fitters will not need to renew their license by January 31, 2020. Renewal notices will be sent to all licensees beginning in October 2020.
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