New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Welcome to the Jurisprudence Orientation for Audiologists And Speech-Language Pathologists

The New Jersey Legislature finds and declares that the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology needs to be regulated for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of this State. In order to raise awareness of current New Jersey statutes and regulations applicable to the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology, it is now required that all new applicants for licensure (13:44C-3.2(c); applicants who are licensed in other states who wish to become licensed in New Jersey (13:44C-3.4(d); individuals applying for temporary licenses (13:44C-5.2(c) and current licensees who are renewing their license as part of their biennial license renewal and reinstatement (13:44C-4.1(i), complete an online Jurisprudence Orientation.

It is every licensee's responsibility to know the legal requirements governing the practice of their profession and to be alert to changes in those requirements. The following Jurisprudence Orientation was designed to help ensure that licensees are familiar with both the law (N.J.S.A. 45:3B) and regulations (N.J.A.C. 13:44C) that govern the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology in New Jersey. Copies of these documents can be found on the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee website.

The following Orientation is a mandatory online training exercise which covers various aspects of both the statute and administrative regulations. Licensee's ongoing familiarity with the most current versions of these documents will serve to protect the health, safety, and welfare of individuals receiving audiology and speech-language pathology services in New Jersey. In addition, completion of this Orientation aims to reduce the number of disciplinary cases brought before the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee by requiring licensees to be familiar with the regulatory requirements that guide their professional practices in the State of New Jersey.

Orientation Questions

You must answer all of the questions that follow in one online session.

There are 25 true/false and multiple choice questions in this Orientation. Click the box next to your chosen answer for each question. You immediately will see whether the answer you selected is correct, or if not, will see an explanation for the correct answer based on New Jersey State Statute and Regulations. If you have chosen the incorrect answer, you must mark the correct answer before moving on to the next question. You must answer all 25 questions during 'one' online session. If you are unable to complete the Orientation in one session, you will have to start the Orientation over again in a different session. When you have completed the Orientation, click the "submit" button at the end of the final page. Your completion of this Orientation will be recorded by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and will be included in your license records with the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee. You will also be able to print a confirmation of Orientation completion upon submission of your answers.

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