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For Immediate Release 

Jeanie Wall 
Executive Secretary-Administrator 

Mark Mitchell 
OK.gov General Manager 
405.524.3468 Ext. 120 

New Web Site and Licensure Service Available for Oklahoma 
Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists at http://OBESPA.OK.gov

Speech-language pathologists and audiologist can now apply for and renew a license online

OKLAHOMA CITY – September 30, 2009 – The Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (OBESPA) have recently launched a new Web site and online licensure service which will serve more than 1,500 speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the state of Oklahoma. The new Web site is located at http://OBESPA.OK.gov.

“Our new Web site and online service is intended to provide our visitors with the online ability to manage business with our agency,” said Jeanie Wall, OBESPA Executive Secretary-Administrator. “For four years, we have offered speech-language pathologists and audiologists with an online renewal service, but now we are also allowing them to easily apply for licensure online. This new addition provides a one-stop shop for our licensees available online 24/7.”

Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists can visit http://OBESPARenewal.OK.gov and complete a new application or renewal through a fast, easy and secure environment. Licensees have the option of paying for their license with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and EFT payments. The payments are processed through a secure payment engine that abides by rigorous policies and procedures to ensure that their payments are safe, private, and secure.

The Web site and online licensure service is a product of a partnership between the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Web site.

About the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
The Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology regulates health care services in the area of communicative disorders of the speech, language and hearing mechanisms.  Their mission is to regulate the practices of speech-language pathology and audiology in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and to support practitioners in their professional endeavors. For more information, please visit: http://OBESPA.OK.gov

About OK.gov 
OK.gov is the official Web site of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OSF is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC 
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.



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