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
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.
SLP Licensure Board
Continuing education for renewal or relicensure
Beginning with the 2018 renewal cycle, and all renewal cycles thereafter, licensees much have completed training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meet the standards established in Administrative Rule338.604 in order to renew their license. Beginning in 2021, individuals seeking initial licensure must have completed human trafficking training prior to obtaining a license as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Licensees, or individuals seeking licensure, must complete the training in identifying victims of human trafficking only one time. The Department may select an audit sample and request documentation of proof of completion of the training.
We are pleased to provide you with the information below regarding classes/seminars on Human Trafficking and Pain Management. Please note that this is for information only and does not imply endorsement or a qualitative recommendation. MSHA will offer both classes at our Annual Conference, March 21-23, 2019 at the Kellogg Conference Center in East Lansing.
Do you have a question about licensure? Please direct all questions pertaining to licensure to LARA at
MSHA Advocacy Day at the Capitol
Join us on May 9, 2018 at the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing. This is a great opportunity to educate our leaders about communication disorders, share your concerns, discuss issues, or simply be present to support the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. MSHA will sponsor morning refreshments as well as a light lunch in the West Wing of the capitol. RSVP to the MSHA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517.332.5691