Careers in ASLP:

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists provide services to prevent, diagnose, evaluate, and treat communication disorders.  A master’s degree is required to be a speech-language pathologist and a clinical doctorate (AuD) is required to be an audiologist.

Information on careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology can be found on the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) website at and and the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association (TSHA) website

The American Academy of Audiology has information on their Employment Resources page at

The State of Texas licenses Assistants in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. 

The Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology does not and can not guarantee acceptance of any course by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. It is up to the discretion of TDLR to accept or deny courses for SLP-Assistant or AUD-Assistant licensure. The applicant should review the course catalog descriptions of all courses that will be submitted to the Examiners during the application process to ensure matching with current Examiner requirements.

For more information on being an Assistant in Speech-Language Pathology, assistant licensing rules and forms, go to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at

For more information on being an Assistant in Audiology, assistant licensing rules and forms, go to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at


Professional Organizations


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 130,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate more effectively.

ASHA awards the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to audiologists and speech-language pathologists who meet strict requirements, accredits graduate education programs, and clinical service programs that meet ASHA’s high standards, and informs the public about communication disorders and the ways speech-language pathologists and audiologists help make a difference.|

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is a professional organization for audiologists. The mission of the AAA is to provide quality hearing care to the public, enhance the ability of members to achieve career objectives, to provide professional development through education and research, and to increase public awareness of hearing disorders and audiologic services.

Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA)
The purpose of the Academy is to promote excellence in hearing care through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and habilitative services by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experiences while fostering and stimulating education, research, and interest in habilitation and rehabilitation for persons who are hearing impaired.

Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Council was established to enhance the educational quality of its member programs, to be on the cutting-edge of leadership training and development in higher education, to promote educational and programmatic innovation, and so forth. Through its many efforts and programs, the Council helps programs change and evolve to higher levels of excellence.


National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH)
The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing is the premier professional and scientific association addressing the communication interests and concerns of Black communication sciences and disorders professionals, students, and consumers. The mission of NBASLH is to maintain a viable mechanism through which the needs of Black professionals, students, and individuals with communication disorders can be met. 

Map of speech-language pathology graduate programs:

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) adopts rules to regulate the qualifications and practice of speech-language pathologists and audiologists, including assistants in speech-language pathology, assistants in audiology, interns in speech-language pathology, and interns in audiology, licensed in Texas. TDLR also issues registrations for audiologists and interns in audiology to fit and dispense hearing instruments.

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The mission of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) is to empower speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the spirit of partnership with consumers and families. TSHA is committed to achieving excellence in education, professional development, and leadership through the application of the human and financial resources of the association. Among the purposes of TSHA is the encouragement and promotion of the role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist as a professional in the delivery of clinical services to persons with communication disorders and the encouragement of basic scientific study of processes of individual human communication with special reference to speech, hearing, and language as well as promotion of the prevention of disorders of human communication.