As of December 7, 2013 all Speech-Language Pathologists in Michigan will need to be licensed. To begin the process please see the LARA website at:
You can easily track your file by checking the online checklist at www.michigan.gov/appstatus. Use your customer number and instructions that you will receive approximately 3 weeks after receipt of your application.
To verify a license
Licensure Requirement Checklist
LARA License FAQs
If a licensee has already had a Criminal Background Check (CBC) and fingerprints pursuant to MCL 333.16174(3) the licensee would not need to obtain another CBC, fingerprints again for licensure of a different health profession that we regulate.
Change of Address or Name
SLP Licensure Board
How Many and How to Earn CPDs/CEUs
FAQs Regarding MiPlus Transition
Implicit Bias Requirement
Revised Michigan Public Health Code General Rules rules were effective as of March 22, 2023.
- Renewal date for licenses: 2 years for SLPs from the issue date. Previously, LARA used a date of September 30; however, they have changed this to the date your license was issued. It is recommended that you log into MiPLUS to verify the expiration date on your license to ensure you renew at the appropriate time.
- Implicit Bias training requirements were updated to allow for "asynchronous teleconference* or webinar" as an acceptable modality for the training.
*Asynchronous communications include live streams and broadcasts that are delivered in a one-to-many setting. Some examples of asynchronous are on-demand videos, pre-recorded video lessons and training videos, recorded meeting or one-to-many live streaming
New License Requirement
Starting in June of 2022 all Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Michigan will be required to complete implicit bias training as a condition for initial licensure as well as license renewal. Training on Implicit Bias is in addition to any continuing education training already required. Implicit Bias is required every time you renew your license unlike the human trafficking requirement which is a “one time” training.
The new requirement takes effect on June 1, 2022. New applicants for licensure are required to have completed 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license. If you renew your license after June 1, 2022 you would only be required to have 1 hour of training for this initial renewal cycle. Subsequent renewals will require 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the license cycle. For SLPs and Audiologists, this means 2 hours of training during each renewal cycle. You can take one two-hour training course or two one-hour training courses to satisfy this requirement. Trainings can be completed in-person or online; however, online trainings must be completed live and allow for participant interaction with the speaker.
We will be providing a speaker at the MSHA Annual Conference, March 23-25, 2023 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. For more information
Continuing education for renewal or relicensure
management during the cycle that begins in 2017 for those that renewed your license in 2017. If you renew your license in 2018 your first cycle will begin in 2018. They will have their first set of 20 CPD / 1 CPD in pain and symptom management completed prior to their renewal for the 2019 cycle (or 2020 for those renewing in 2018). .1 ASHA CEU is equivalent to 1.0 CPD for licensure purposes.
MSHA will offer classes on Human Trafficking, Pain Management, and Implicit Bias at our Annual Conference, April 18-20, 2024 at theVanDyk
Mortgage Convention Center in Muskegon.
Do you have a question about licensure? Please direct all questions pertaining to licensure to LARA at