American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

District of Columbia 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

Certificates of registration shall be issued as an Inspected Sales and Services endorsement to a basic business license.

Reciprocity

Licensing reciprocity is not addressed in the law/regulations.

Interim Practice

Interim Practice is not addressed in the law/regulations.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education in the law/regulations.

Audiologist Dispensing

An audiologist must have a certificate of registration to dispense hearing aids.

Board Composition

The Office of Consumer Protection issues and renews certificates of registration to engage in the business of fitting and selling of 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 Health

Resources

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

Hearing Aid Dispenser Practice Act & Rules and Regulations [PDF]

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

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