Welcome to the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board

Questions about COVID-19?
Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH for answers.

 

The following biennial licenses will not expire
until December 31, 2020.

► Audiologist
► Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter
► Speech-Language Pathologist
► Dual Licensee
► Audiology Aide
► Speech-Language Pathology Aide

Annual licenses for hearing aid dealers and fitters permanently changed to a biennial license at the end of December 2018.  If you hold a license as a hearing aid dealer or hearing aid fitter, your license is valid until December 31, 2020.  You will not need to renew your license by January 31, 2020.

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.

October 22, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Take This Seriously and Don't Let Up: New health data finds 92.8 percent of Ohioans are living in a county that is Red Level 3 and/or high incidence

October 20, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Record-Breaking Hospitalizations, $1.3 Billion for Ohio Businesses, Spread from Social Gatherings 

October 15, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Updated County Risk Levels, Increased Spread in Cases​

October 13, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Increasing Cases, Childhood Vaccinations, Lab Capacity Dashboard, BinaxNOW Testing Plan

October 8, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Updated County Risk Levels, Nursing Homes Visitation Order, Women's Enterprise Certification  

October 6, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Hospital Admissions, Quarantine Study, PPE Manufacturing

October 5, 2020
Technical issues some licensees were experiencing last week renewing their license in eLicense have been resolved.

October 2, 2020
The license renewal option in eLicense.Ohio.gov opened this morning on October 2, 2020.  Practitioners holding a license that is eligible for renewal by 12/31/2020 may now login to their eLicense account and renew their license by visiting the eLicense.Ohio.gov website.  Additional information was mailed to licensees the week of September 28, 2020, and may also be viewed on the Board's license renewal webpage at: https://shp.ohio.gov/renewal

License Renewal Updates:
Friday, October 2 - there is a reported issue that hearing aid dealers and hearing aid fitters are not able to complete their renewal payment in eLicense on the payment portal page.  We are aware of this issue and have reported it to the eLicense support team.  Technicians are currently working on this issue and expect to have it resolved later today.   We will post an update on this site once the issue has been resolved.  We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may cause.

October 1, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: September Summary, Prevalence Testing, Updated Risk Levels, Worker Upskilling​

September 29, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Wastewater Testing, Ohio Medicaid Overhaul, IMAP

September 24, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Higher Education Screening, Indoor Visitation, Sports Order Modification ​

September 22, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Demographic Dashboard, Contact Tracing, Mask Donation 

September 17, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Updated County Risk Levels, New Data Dashboards, Response Guide for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, Lost Wages Assistance, and Halloween Guidance​

September 15, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Testing Update, Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Inductees Announced, and Ohio To Work Initiative Begins

September 10, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Flu Shots, Updated County Risk Levels, Suicide Prevention, New ODH Director 

September 8, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program, Non-Congregate Sheltering Order, Sports Spectator Variance​

September 3, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: School Reporting Order, Wastewater Monitoring ​

September 1, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Labor Day Precautions, New Traffic Safety Efforts, Broadband Connectivity 

August 27, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: K-12 Case Reporting, Sports Order Modification 

August 25, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Sports Order Variance Process, Entertainment Venue Order​

August 20, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Reopening of Adult Day Care/Senior Centers, New Testing Initiative, BWC Dividend and Mask Distribution, PPE for Boards of Election

August 18, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates:Sports Health Order, Georgetown Veterans Home, Ohio Governor's Imagination Library, Women’s Suffrage Centennial 

August 13, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Improving Minority Health, Updated County Risk Levels​

August 11, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Return to School, Increase in Cases in Younger Populations

August 7, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: School Broadband Connectivity

August 4, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Masks in Schools, Rapid Testing, Community Spread and Spread from Faith-Based Settings, Dr. Amy Acton 

July 30, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Liquor Sale and On-Premises Consumption Limits, Mass Gathering Order, Updated Risk Levels​

July 28, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Child Care Ratios to be Lifted, Additional Restrictions Announced for Local Fairs​

July 23, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Eight Counties Increase to Red Alert Level Three, Importance of Self-Quarantines, Broadband Expansion

July 22, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning

July 17, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Addendum to Director’s Order for Facial Coverings in Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory

July 16, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: 19 Red Alert Level Three Counties, Executive Order, PPE Manufacturing Grants​

July 15, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Governor DeWine Implores Ohioans to Unite to Prevent Spread of Covid-19

July 9, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: New Risk Levels, Higher Education Guidance, Funding for Schools, Homelessness Grant, IMAP Launch, SharedWork Program, Plasma Donation​

July 8, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Director's Order for Facial Coverings in Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory​

July 7, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties​

July 2, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: School Guidelines, Public Health Advisory System 

June 29, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Increases in Hospitalizations and Positivity Rate, Counties of Concern, Nursing Home Visitation, Order Extension

June 25, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Increase in Positive Cases, 2-1-1

June 23, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Public Awareness Campaigns, Fireworks, Criminal Justice Grants

June 18, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Case Increases in Children and in Southwest Ohio, PPE Readiness Stockpile, Good Cause, OhioMeansJobs, Resuming Sports Phase II 

June 17, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's Updates: Governor DeWine, Attorney General Yost Announce Plans for Meaningful Law Enforcement Reform

June 16, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Basic Reproduction Number, Pop-Up Sites, Multi-System Youth Grant
Ohio Department of Health Director's Order Reopening County Fairs and Animal Exhibitions, with Exceptions

June 11, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Testing Expansion, R0 in Ohio, Place of Worship Best Practices, New Role for Dr. Acton, ODJFS Employment/Training Grant

June 9, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Mass Protest Standard, Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment, PPE Update, GOJO Expansion

June 5, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Additional Reopening Dates, Order Signed, Ohio National Guard

June 4, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Governor Announces Orders To Reopen Certain Facilities

June 2, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Disparity, K-12 Reopening, Medical Procedures, Funding Opportunities for Businesses

May 30, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates:  Order Reopens Facilities Providing Day Care Services, With Exceptions

May 29, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Orders signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH

May 28, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Testing, Assisted Living Visitation, Premium Deferrals, Fairs

May 26, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Congregate Care Unified Response Teams

May 23, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Signed Orders

May 22, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 weekly update:  Week ending May 22, 2020

May 21, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Efforts to Improve Minority Health, New Sector Openings

May 19, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory

May 18, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates:Safety Checks, Twin Valley Update, Veterans Home Update
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Weekly Update: Weekly Update for week ending May 15
 
May 15, 2020
Important Board Notice - Requirements for hearing test procedures for the sale of hearing aids in the midst of COVID-19
 
May 14, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates

May 12, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Pandemic EBT, Additional Services to Reopen, Staying Connected

May 10, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review: COVID-19 Updates - Week in Review - for week ending May 8, 2020

May 7, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Reopening of Restaurants, Bars, and Personal Care Services

May 5, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: State Budget Impact

May 4, 2020
Special Edition Spring eNewsletter
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Testing Priority, Ohio BMVs
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 updates: Week in Review for week ending May 1, 2020

May 3, 2020


The month of May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). The Board encourages everyone to raise awareness about communication disorders and the importance of early intervention in the midst of COVID-19.  The following organizations have BHSM information and resources. (Note: the licensure board does not maintain or endorse the information on these sites.)
The American Academy of Audiology: https://www.audiology.org/get-involved/public-awareness/may-is-better-hearing-month
The American Speech-Language Hearing Association: https://www.asha.org/bhsm/
The International Hearing Society: http://ihsinfo.org/IhsV2/News_Info/110_Better_Hear_Month.cfm
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/news/2018/may-better-hearing-and-speech-month

May 1, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Press Conference via the Ohio Channel
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Advisory Groups on Restaurants, and Personal Services

April 30, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Prison PPE, ODRC Update

April 29, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: PPE Delivery, Employee Face- Covering Exceptions, Criminal Justice Grants, Class of 2020 Graduation

April 28, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Face Coverings, Advisory Groups on Restaurants, Barbershops, and Salons

April 27, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Governor DeWine Announces Details of Ohio's Responsible RestartOhio Plan
Please see the below graphics that were used in today’s press briefing:
Responsible Protocols
General Office Environments
Manufacturing, Distribution and Construction
Consumer, Retail and Services
Continued Closures
Testing Capacity Plan
Contact Tracing Workforce

April 24, 2020
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Guidance and Resources:  Access DODD COVID-19 Guidance and Resources 
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Reagent and Testing Swabs, Contact Tracing, Foster Care

April 23, 2020
Ohio Department of Education issues telehealth guidelines for service providers: Ohio Department of Education Telehealth Guidelines for Service Providers 
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: How Environmental Changes Impact Health Risk

April 22, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Elective Surgery Order, Mental Health CareLine

April 21, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: FDA Reagent Approval, Testing Strike Team, Fair Wavier, JobsOhio Banking Partnership, Dividend Checks 

April 20, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: K-12 Schools to Remain Closed, Minority Health Strike Force, Data Collection, Private Lab Testing

April 17, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Recovery Phase, Inmate Testing

April 16, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Governor DeWine Discussed State’s Plan for Reopening Businesses, Regional Coalition Formed

April 15, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Deferred Elective Procedures, CARES Act Payments, 1099 Unemployment Claims, First Responder PPE, Testing Partnership, Prison Update, Census 2020

April 14, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Medicaid Waiver Application, First Responder Safety, Essential Job Openings

April 13, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Nursing Home Order, Liquor Sales, TANF Funding, Rapid Testing, Prison Update

April 12, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review - For the Week of April 6 - April 11

April 10, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Eased Medicaid Restrictions, N95 Sterilization, Distillery-Made Hand Sanitizer, Food Trucks at Rest Areas, New Data Reporting 

April 9, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: PPE Manufacturing, Convalescent Plasma

April 8, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Continue Staying Home, Correction Officer Death, PPE Sterilization, Child Abuse Reports, Proposed $1.6 Billion Dividend for Employers

April 7, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Liquor Sales, Office of Small Business Relief, Ohio Prisons, SNAP Payments

April 6, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Sites Selected for Enhanced Hospital Capacity; Ohio National Guard to Assist Federal Prison; Dispute Resolution Commission Now Active 

April 5, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review - For the Week of March 30 - April 4
 
April 4, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Ohioans Encouraged to Wear Cloth Masks in Public

April 3, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Testing Supplies; PPE Sanitizing; Inmate Release Recommendation; Remote Learning Guide

April 2, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Stay At Home Order Extended Through May 1, 2020

April 1, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: PPE Manufacturing, Testing Order, Click and Connect, Foreclosure Prevention

March 31, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 Updates: Ohio Takes Inventory of Ventilators; Issues Emergency Connection Order; Extends State Telework Order
Governor DeWine's updates on COVID-19 viewable on the Ohio Channel: March 31, 2020 Press Conference

March 30, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's updates on COVID-19 are accessible from the Ohio Channel: March 30, 2020 Press Conference
Governor DeWine Extends School Closure Order Through May 1, 2020: Governor DeWine's Press Release for March 30, 2020
Other updates Governor DeWine announced include:

  • > Formation of a "Homelessness Team" to help people who may rely on homeless shelters, domestic shelters, group homes, and recovery housing - all of which pose challenges for social distancing.
  • > Developing a business advisory group to convene over the phone to:
    • - Ensure businesses are doing everything they can to keep their employees safe;
    • - Provide recommendations (to the greatest extent possible) to mitigate the negative impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on our economy in Ohio;
    • - Provide recommendations on building a platform for economic recovery.
  • > Due to the shortage of PPE in Ohio, the inmates incarcerated at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction prisons have begun making some of these necessary healthcare supplies.

March  29, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's updates on COVID-19 are accessible from the Ohio Channel: March 29, 2020 Press Conference
Governor Mike DeWine's Press Relase: Governor DeWine's Week in Review

March 28, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's Updates on COVID-19: Governor DeWine Makes Plea to FDA; Releases List of Needed PPE

Due to the urgent need for PPE in Ohio, Governor DeWine once again asked that anyone who has unneeded PPE or can manufacture new PPE to email the state at together@governor.ohio.gov. Staff will receive these emails and coordinate how these resources can best be used to benefit all Ohioans. Additional details can be found in the below press release.  

The Governor also issued an order directing state employees to begin inspecting every contractor working on an essential state contract to ensure that they are abiding by best practices outlined in Ohio's Stay at Home order.

A PDF of “Guidelines for Employers” is accessible for your reference at this link: Guidelines for Employers

New resources are now available on Ohio's COVID-19 website to help parents. The resources for at-home learning can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov/LearnAtHome

As always, the Ohio Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH and Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov are great resources for those who have questions.

March 27, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine signs House Bill 197: March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Update Press Conference

The bill:

  • Waives state testing requirements for school children this year.
  • Extends professional licenses for those who cannot get them renewed.
  • Allows local governments to hold public meetings remotely and with transparency.
  • Extends the income tax deadline to July 15, 2020. 
  • Extends absentee voting by mail until April 28, 2020. 
  • Provides funding for small businesses, such as day cares and services for the disabled.   

March 26, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's updates on COVID-19 are accessible from the Ohio Channel: March 26, 2020 Press Conference
Governor DeWine's Press Release: Personal Protective Equipment Needed; New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Unveiled

Today, Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, continued to remind Ohioans of the oncoming shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, goggles, gloves, gowns and face shields for healthcare workers and first responders.

The State of Ohio is asking residents and businesses who can donate PPE, or any other essential service or resource, to email together@governor.ohio.gov. Staff will receive these emails and coordinate how these resources can best be used to benefit all Ohioans.

March 25, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's updates on COVID-19 are accessible from the Ohio Channel: March 25, 2020 Press Conference

March 24, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's updates on COVID-19 are accessible from the Ohio Channel: March 24, 2020 Press Conference

March 23, 2020
Ohio Department of Health - Stay-At-Home Frequently Asked Questions
Ohio Department of Health - Stay-At-Home Order Information
To find your local health department, please visit the following link: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/find-local-health-districts
Governor Mike DeWine's updates on COVID-19 for March 23, 2020: Governor DeWine Orders Hiring Freeze for State Agencies, Boards, and Commissions

March 22, 2020
Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Dr. Amy Acton has signed a "stay at home" order for all Ohioans, closing all businesses besides those that are deemed "essential," Gov. Mike DeWine announced Sunday.  The order will go into effect on Monday, March 23 at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until at least Monday, April 6.  The Stay-At-Home Order makes a number of exceptions, including one under paragraph seven allowing individuals to leave their residence to work for or obtain services through healthcare providers, including all individuals licensed under Ohio Revised and Administrative Code Chapters 4744, 4747, and 4753.

Additionally, all child care facilities except for those with the new pandemic child care license will be required to close by Thursday, March 26. DeWine also said he will ask the General Assembly to pass legislation forgoing all required K-12 testing for this school year.
Dr. Amy Acton's Stay-At-Home Order
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 update for March 22, 2020: Ohio Issues "Stay at Home" Order; New Restrictions Placed on Day Cares for Children

March 21, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's COVID-19 update for March 21, 2020: Day Support for Developmentally Disabled to Close; BWC Payments Deferred; Trucking Waiver Issued

March 20, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton Announce: Ohio Records First COVID-19 Death; Senior Centers, Adult Day Cares to Close

March 19, 2020
Governor DeWine Signs Order Expanding Telehealth Services for Medicaid Recipients
Governor's Video Press Conference: Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran's Announcement Begins at 32:44
The Board's Spring eNewsletter is now available - SHP Spring 2020 eNewsletter 

March 18, 2020
Ohio Department of Education releases: Considerations for Students with Disabilities During Ohio’s Ordered School-Building Closure
Governor Mike DeWine's Press Release - Announcement of Additional Temporary Business Closures

March 17, 2020
An updated SHP-COVID-19 FAQ has been posted as of 9:00 a.m.
Governor Mike DeWine's Press Release - Elective Surgeries Postponed in Ohio Hospitals

March 16, 2020
An updated SHP-COVID-19 FAQ has been posted as of  3:40 p.m.

March 15, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine's Press Release on COVID-19 updates dated March 15, 2020

March 14, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine provides COVID-19 Update.
Governor DeWine's Press Release dated March 14, 2020 

March 13, 2020
An updated SHP-COVID-19 FAQ has been posted as of 1:30 p.m.

March 11, 2020
The Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board (SHP) has posted an FAQ resource addressing questions received from licensees regarding the potential impact of COVID-19 to services they provide to Ohioans and the public in general.  Click here to access the FAQ.
SHP-COVID-19 FAQ

Governor Mike DeWine's and the Ohio Department of Health's Recommendations on Limiting Large Indoor Gatherings – Click here to view press release.

For more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

COVID-19 Key FAQ
COVID-19 Prevention Flyer

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 

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.

eLicenseOhio.gov

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.