American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Colorado Licensing Requirements for Hearing Aid Dispensers

The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of hearing aid dispensers. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Initial Licensure

  • Have passed the national competency examination;
  • Have passed an appropriate entry-level examination; and
  • Completed at least six months of training with an audiologist or licensed hearing aid provider; or
    Have an associate’s degree in hearing aid fitting and dispensing that was offered by an accredited institution

Note: Hearing Aid Providers are no longer required to create and maintain a Healthcare Professions Profile.

Reciprocity

The Director shall issue a license by endorsement to practice to a person who possesses an active license in good standing in another state or territory of the U.S. or in a foreign country if the license qualifications are substantially equivalent as Colorado.

Interim Practice

An apprentice license will be issued to a person training to become a hearing aid provider and who is under the supervision of a licensed hearing aid provider.

Continuing Education

Colorado does not require continuing education for hearing aid providers.

Audiologist Dispensing

A licensed audiologist is not required to obtain a hearing aid provider license to dispense hearing aids.

Trial Period

30 days from date of delivery.

Mail Order/Internet Sales

Mail order dispensing and internet sales are not addressed in the law/regulations.

Regulatory Oversight

Department of Regulatory Agencies

Resources

For further information on laws and regulations for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please visit these websites:

Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.

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