American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Utah 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 Requirements

  • be of good moral character
  • have successfully completed 4,000 hours of practice as a hearing instrument intern within the state under supervision by a supervising hearing instrument specialist or an equivalent as approved by the Division; or demonstrate successful practice for the equivalent of two years of full-time practice as a licensed hearing instrument specialist in another state requiring licensure and practice in conformity with defined lawful and professional standards of practice
  • Have qualified for and currently hold board certification by the National Board for Certification - Hearing Instrument Sciences, or an equivalent certification approved by the Division in collaboration with the Hearing Instrument Specialist Licensing Board
  • Have passed the Utah Law and Rules Examination for Hearing Instrument Specialists
  • Have passed a written and practical exam

Reciprocity

Licensing reciprocity is not addressed in the law/regulations.

Interim Practice

Each applicant for licensure as a hearing instrument intern shall be of good moral character, have passed the Utah Law and Rules Examination for Hearing Instrument Specialists, and present evidence acceptable to the Division and the Hearing Instrument Specialist Licensing Board that the applicant will practice as a hearing instrument intern only under supervision of a supervising hearing instrument specialist.

Continuing Education

A minimum of 20 contact hours shall be obtained by a hearing instrument specialist in order to have the license renewed every two years.

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

Hearing Instrument Specialist Licensing 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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