Professional Licensure Disclosure

Many educational programs offered by the University of Memphis lead to professional licensure within the State of Tennessee and in other states. Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree.

The University of Memphis has not made a determination whether University of Memphis's programs will meet all of the licensure and certification requirements in each US state or territory. The University of Memphis recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board prior to enrollment in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.

The tables linked below provide information on state licensure requirements for our professional fields throughout the United States. Column D indicates whether the University of Memphis's programs meet each state's requirements.

Questions about meeting the licensure requirements in a given state should be directed to the clinic director for your program and your academic adviser.

SLP by state


AuD by state


Please note, licensure laws frequently change. It is the responsibility of the students to familiarize themselves with the current requirements.

Criminal conviction and licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist

  • The Master's in Speech Language Pathology program and the Doctorate in Audiology program are designed to qualify students for professional licensure that is necessary to work as a Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist.
  • If you have ever been convicted of a felony or crime(s) other than minor traffic offenses, denied licensure for the profession for which you might apply for licensure, or had discipline imposed by another state's licensing board, or ever had a civil suit judgment entered against you or entered into an adverse civil settlement, it is possible that you may be denied licensure at the conclusion of your degree program. Please review the licensure requirements specific to the discipline by contacting the specific licensing board. It is your responsibility to understand the criteria necessary for licensure and to ensure compliance with those criteria.
  • Be aware that criminal convictions may make you ineligible to participate in any clinical experiences included in your program, therefore necessitating your removal from the program and/or impacting your ability to successfully complete course requirements.
  • Your signature on your CSDCAS application serves as your acknowledgment of the information provided above, that you have conducted due diligence in determining your potential eligibility for licensure, and that you are aware that certain factors may prevent your eligibility for licensure.