The Colorado Office of Audiology Licensure and the Colorado Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification are both divisions of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). DORA regulates individual license and certificate holders in the state of Colorado.
DORA activities include setting the requirements for licensure and certification, investigating complaints, and enforcing disciplinary actions against those who violate the Audiologist Practice Act or the Speech-Language Pathology Practice Act and Director’s rules and regulations. The mission of DORA is consumer protection through licensing and enforcement.
What’s the difference between licensure and certification?
Licensure and certification both protect consumers by establishing and enforcing a set of competency requirements that a professional must meet in order to practice. Licensure is regulated by a Licensure Board whereas certification is not.