• The Board has decided to open a second public comment period regarding the Board’s proposed changes to Section 13 Rules Governing Registration of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, which begins on p. 28 of the attached markup.  The Board invites public comment on the proposed rule changes and on the comments received to date, all of which can be found below. The public notice for this second public comment period can also be found below.

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  • Attention! As of June 1, 2021, and until further notice, the annual ArkSHA convention is approved as an official continuing education provider for ABESPA.

  • NOTE: All annual renewals and notifications in the future will only be made electronically. Please make sure to keep your contact information updated as mailouts will no longer be made at renewal time.


  • Guidelines for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Routine Care Reopening | READ MORE

  • Are you completing the Clinical Fellowship or a recent graduate? READ THIS for important licensure information.

  • Requests for licensure verification must be made in writing. Either submit (mail, email or fax) the appropriate state form or include complete licensee and remittance information.

  • If you have questions regarding teletherapy, please refer to ABESPA Rules.
    Please know that ABESPA has no authority over billing issues, which are strictly between Provider and Payer.

  • Direct supervision of SLPA’s may be accomplished via telepractice in accordance with ABESPA Rules.

UPDATED 1.26.2022


The function of the Board is to examine the credentials and qualifications of Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, and Audiologists who wish to provide services to the people of Arkansas, and to issue licenses or registration to those individuals who meet the standards set forth in §17-100-101 et seq. The Board acts on behalf of consumers by handling complaints to ensure that quality speech-language pathology and audiology services are delivered to the public.

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