The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing staffs the audiology and speech-language pathology programs. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists who practice independently must obtain an Alaska Business License
Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.
AS 08.11 and regulations 12 AAC 07 specifically apply to audiologists and speech-language pathologists. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.
Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.
National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of audiology and Speech Language Pathology in other states.
American Speech Language Pathology Assn. (ASHA)
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
PO Box 326
Wellsburg, WV 26070
Telephone: (304) 737-2395
Virginia Geary, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2695
Fax: (907) 465-2974
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806