What is the LSL Registry?

The LSL Registry is a digital platform for certification-related activities. The LSL Registry allows professionals and Academy staff to communicate, store, and submit certification-related documents.

The LSL Registry is not a public registry or list of professionals. The LSL Registry does not replace the LSLS Directory.

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Who may participate in the Registry?

1) Professionals who are currently in the process of pursuing LSLS certification
2) Professionals who are interested in starting the process of LSLS certification
3) Professionals (LSLS Cert. AVT® and LSLS Cert. AVEd®) who are due for certification renewal*

How do I enroll in the LSL Registry?

For professionals pursuing LSLS certification, there is required documentation that professionals must share in order to successfully enroll in the LSL Registry. It will be important to have those documents ready (See documents list under Step 2) before you begin the enrollment process.

Once your documents are in hand, create a profile in the LSL Registry (See Step 1). Next, you will be required to provide documentation related to your educational background and your selected LSLS-certified mentor (See Step 2). Your documentation will be reviewed by the Academy within two weeks of completion. Once you are officially accepted into the LSL Registry, you will be able to begin uploading certification application materials as you complete them. The LSL Registry allows the paperwork burden of the LSLS certification process to be significantly lessened as professionals will have a place to upload and store documents as they go through the certification process.

*For professionals who have already achieved the LSLS Cert. AVT or LSLS Cert. AVEd certification have already met initial certification requirements. For this reason, certified professionals do not need to enroll in the Registry. Instead, these professionals are asked to complete and update information in the Registry at the time of certification renewal. One of the advantages of the Registry is that any professional may complete and update their professional profile at any time. Keeping an updated profile allows the Academy and others (e.g. potential clients/families/employers/mentees) to have current information about you. With your approval, that information can be shared with the public-facing Locate a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Directory. For certified professionals who wish to complete their professional profile in the LSL Registry prior to renewal of certification, please use this link to create a profile and make updates as needed: https://webportalapp.com/sp/agbell_renewal_certification

The certification renewal due date of each certified professional can be found on that professional’s current LSLS certificate. The Academy will notify individual professionals of the need to renew their certification approximately 30 days prior to their certification due date (which is always at the end of a month) using the email address that individual professional has provided in their LSL Registry Profile. For professional’s who have not yet created a LSL Registry Profile, the Academy will use the email that is listed in the Locate a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Directory.

LSL Registry Enrollment

Note that documents that are uploaded to the Registry must be in English or Spanish. To read the contents of the LSL Registry in a language other than English, please add the Google Chrome Extension here.

Step 1.  You must create a profile before enrolling in the LSL Registry.

Create Profile

Step 2. Once you have created your profile, you will then be able to complete the LSL Registry enrollment application.

You will be required to upload the following documents in PDF format to your profile.

  1. Official transcript (in English or Spanish) of professional degree in audiology, speech-language pathology or education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing 
  2. International applicants must include an official academic evaluation from an accredited agency 
  3. State or Provincial license or other document that allows you to legally practice in your geographic location in the field of Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology, Education of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing or equivalent
  4. Professional credential information (e.g. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA or equivalent

*Registry Enrollment Fee: $200

When your LSL Registry Enrollment has been submitted, you will receive a payment invoice email from Paypal. Once you make your payment, the Academy will be notified and will review your LSL Registry Enrollment. When your enrollment has been approved by the Academy, you will be prompted to begin the LSLS application process.

The Academy will accept Check/Money Order, or Credit Card.

If your country does not accept PayPal, please contact lslregistry@agbell.org to secure payment.

If you wish to mail a check or money order, select “Check” in the dropdown menu.

Mail checks to:
AG Bell Academy
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Your registry enrollment will be reviewed once the Academy receives your check/money order. Payment is accepted in US dollars only.

When your enrollment has been approved by the Academy, you will be prompted to begin the LSLS application process.

Professionals who enroll in the Registry should plan to begin working with their mentor right away. Once the professional has started the certification process, that professional has up to 6 months to complete the first F-1 form.

Going digital has many benefits and three big changes have occurred:

  1. Professionals who are interested but have not yet started their certification process are required to apply for enrollment in the LSL Registry prior to beginning the certification process.

    Professionals who are currently undergoing the 3 to 5-year certification process have until January 2022 to complete their application for enrollment in the LSL Registry. Once accepted, those professionals must use the Registry to complete and submit their certification application.

    Professionals who are near the end of their 3 to 5-year certification process and who have applied to take the LSLS Certification Exam do not need to enroll in the LSL Registry prior to taking the exam.

  2. The LSLS Certification Exam can now be taken at any time during the certification process.

    Once enrolled in the LSL Registry, a professional will be eligible to take the LSLS Certification Examination at any time during their 3 to 5-year certification process. When ready, an enrolled professional can send a request to take the examination within the LSL Registry.

  3. Certification fees have increased and are now split into three payments:

    Member or non-member to enroll in LSL Registry:  $200

    Member/non-member to take the LSLS exam:  $200/$300

    Member/non-member to receive certification: $95/$195