American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Wyoming 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 of majority age
  • have an education equivalent to a four-year course in an accredited high school
  • have successfully passed a written and practical exam

Reciprocity

Persons holding a current license in good standing issued by another state shall be issued a license without examination by the Board of Hearing Aid Specialists provided that the applicant presents proof satisfactory to the Board that the other state has requirements and programs for determining whether applicants are qualified to dispense or fit hearing aids that are equivalent or more stringent than those in effect in Wyoming.

Continuing Education

Each licensee shall earn a minimum of 10 clock hours of Board-approved continuing education every year as a condition of renewal.

Interim Practice

A temporary permit may be issued for a period of one year to an applicant pending the next administration of the examination who otherwise meets the qualifications. A temporary permit will be issued to an applicant who is sponsored by a licensed hearing aid specialist. A temporary permit issued with supervision may be renewed once upon written request of the permittee and the sponsor.

Audiologist Dispensing

Audiologists may dispense under an audiology license.

Trial Period

A hearing aid trial period is not addressed in the law/regulations.

Mail Order/Internet Sales

Mail order dispensing/Internet sales are not addressed in the law/regulations.

Board Oversight

Board of Hearing Aid Specialists

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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