American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Idaho 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

  • be at least 21 years of age
  • be of good moral character and temperate habits
  • never have had a license revoked or otherwise sanctioned as part of disciplinary action from this or any other state
  • never have been convicted, found guilty, or received a withheld judgment for any felony
  • never have been found by the Speech and Hearing Services Licensure Board (Board) to have engaged in prohibited conduct, provided however, the Board may take into consideration the rehabilitation of the applicant and other mitigating circumstances when considering applications for licensure
  • successfully graduated from an accredited high school or the equivalent
  • successfully pass an examination approved by the Board

Reciprocity

An applicant for licensure by endorsement must substantiate to the Board that the applicant holds a current, active, and unrestricted equivalent license in another state or United States territory.

Interim Practice

The holder of a provisional permit may practice only while under the supervision of a person fully licensed hearing aid dispenser.

Continuing Education

Every person holding an Idaho license must annually complete 10 contact hours of continuing education prior to license renewal.

Audiologist Dispensing

Audiologists may dispense under an audiology license.

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.

Board Oversight 

Speech and Hearing Services Licensure Board

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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