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.
Certificates of registration shall be issued as an Inspected Sales and Services endorsement to a basic business license.
Licensing reciprocity is not addressed in the law/regulations.
Interim Practice is not addressed in the law/regulations.
There are no requirements for continuing education in the law/regulations.
An audiologist must have a certificate of registration to dispense hearing aids.
The Office of Consumer Protection issues and renews certificates of registration to engage in the business of fitting and selling of hearing aids.
30 days from date of delivery
Mail Order/Internet Sales
Mail order dispensing and internet sales are not addressed in the law/regulations.
Department of Health
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.