District of Columbia Licensing Requirements for Hearing Aid Dispensers
The profession of hearing aid dispenser is regulated at the state level and each state maintains its own standards for licensure or registration.
Initial Licensure Requirements
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.
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.
The information contained herein is collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on hearing aid dispenser requirements, contact the state board and visit this website:
Hearing Aid Dealers and Consumers Law [PDF]
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.