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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

Audiology Certification

Note: All test takers are encouraged to take the Praxis Audiology (5343) test. The required score for ASHA and the state boards of examiners on the new scale (100–200) is 162. It is recommended that students take the exam during the final year. The exam is outcome based and depends on the student being able to engage in clinical decision-making.

Speech-Language Pathology Certification

Note: The Praxis Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) test scores are reported on a 100–200 score scale in one-point increments. The test code for the Praxis Speech-Language Pathology test is 5331. The required score for ASHA and the state boards of examiners is 162.

ASHA will continue to accept a passing score on the Praxis test (both the 0330/5330 and the 5331 test codes) as long as it was achieved within five years of the date the application for certification is received by ASHA.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Audiologist Audiology 5343 *
Speech-Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *

TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the test is required.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin.