Qualifications For Licensure Hearing Aid Dispensers

  1. Must submit to fingerprinting.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Be a high school graduate (or equivalency).
  4. Pass California hearing aid written and practical exams.

THREE PATHWAYS TO LICENSURE:

Option #1

Applicant/Written Exam - No License

This pathway to licensure requires you to pass both the California written and practical exams to obtain your full license. You are not allowed to work without a license.

Option #2

Trainee with Supervision - Temporary License

This pathway to licensure requires you to find a hearing aid dispenser who has been licensed at least three years in California to become your supervisor. The trainee temporary license is issued for six months and can be renewed two times. As a trainee, you must take the written exam within the first 10 months of issuance.

Option #3

Licensed in Another State - Temporary License

You must possess an active and current hearing aid dispensing license from another state. This temporary license is issued for 12 months and allows you to work as a hearing aid dispenser. It is not renewable. During these 12 months you must take and pass both the California written and practical exams. If you fail either exam, you must immediately surrender your temporary license.