Credentialing and Licensing Credentialing and Licensing



American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 118,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. The ASHA Web site contains information about careers in communication sciences and disorders, research, professional issues, continuing education, student information, and additional resources as well as information for the general public.

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N.M. Regulation and Licensing Department

The N.M. Regulation and Licensing Department licenses and regulates speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and hearing aid dispensers. This website contains information regarding the scope of practice for these licenses as interpreted by the state of New Mexico, as well as information about the application process for licensure. You may also want to visit the Speech, Language and Hearing Board.


Regulation and Licensing in Other States

Information about regulation and licensing in other states can be accessed on the ASHA website.


National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Information and registration materials for the PRAXIS series National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NESPA) can be found at the ETS Teaching and Learning Division online. This site contains information on how the assessments are used, how to register to take the tests, how to get your scores and more.

ETS Links


New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)

The New Mexico State Department of Education (NMSDOE) is the agency responsible for implementing and monitoring public education in New Mexico. The first time application packet may be found in the Professional Licensure Bureau.


Liability Insurance

This may be purchased at the carrier of your choice. For your convenience, the following links are provided (Note: Neither ENMU nor the CDIS Program specifically endorse any particular insurance company).

Student clinicians should select the student category with ASHA being the Association. Liability limits selected should be at least $1,000,000/$3,000,000. Additional information about liability insurance is available through ASHA. Students who hold membership with the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) are eligible for discounts on liability insurance purchases.


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