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Hearing Aid Dealers Licensing Information

Application Instructions

Go to MyLicense1 and you will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application. Applications are processed in the order received.

  • Hearing Aid Dealer by Examination
    1. Application: Applications may be submitted online.
    2. Application Fee of $60.00: Pay by credit or debit card for applications submitted online.  All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    4. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Education: Applicants may submit an official transcript from the college or university from which a degree was obtained, or a copy of a high school diploma, certificate, or GED. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    6. Verification of State Licensure(s): If you are licensed in any other state(s) you must provide official verifications from the state(s) you are licensed in. If needed, you may send this request form to the other states to complete.

    The practical examinations are held in the conference center of the Indiana Government Center South, 402 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.  If you pass your written examination, you will be automatically scheduled for the next practical exam.  If you are retaking the practical exam, please have your application and all requirements into our office at least two (2) weeks prior to the practical exam.

    Examination Requirements: All applicants must take and successfully pass a written and practical examination prior to being registered. Once the application is complete, the Committee will make you eligible to take the written examination. I.H.S. will provide directions on how to schedule and take the written examination. If you fail the written examination, your application will be denied and you will need to reapply to retake the examination. If you have failed more than twice you will be required to make a personal appearance, along with your hearing aid dealer supervisor, before the Committee for approval to sit for the examination a third time. Once you have passed the written examination, you will be scheduled to take the practical examination. The practical examination is administered four times a year. If you fail the practical examination, your application will be denied and you will need to reapply to retake the examination. However, you will only be required to take those segments of the practical examination that you failed.

    The Fair Information Practice Act:  In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information, or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

    Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number: Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5- 11(a). Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it. Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Application fees are not refundable.

    Abandon Applications:  If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.

  • Information Regarding Reciprocity
    • Licensure by Reciprocity: The Board shall issue a license to an applicant if the applicant satisfies the following conditions:
      • Holds a current license from another state or jurisdiction; and
        • that state's or jurisdiction's requirements for a license are substantially equivalent to or exceed the requirements for a license of the Board; or
        • when the person was licensed or certified by another state:
          • there were minimum education requirements in the other state or jurisdiction;
          • if there were applicable work experience and clinical supervision requirements in effect, the person met those requirements to be licensed in that state; and
          • if required by the other state or jurisdiction, the person previously passed an examination required for the license or certification.
      • Has not committed any act in any state or jurisdiction that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license, certificate, registration, or permit to practice that occupation in Indiana at the time the act was committed.
      • Does not have a complaint or an investigation pending before the regulating agency in another state or jurisdiction that relates to unprofessional conduct.
      • Is in good standing and has not been disciplined by the agency that has authority to issue the license or certification.
      • If a law regulating the applicant's occupation requires the board to administer an examination on the relevant laws of Indiana, the Board may require the applicant to take and pass an examination specific to the laws of Indiana.
      • Pays any fees required by the Board for which the applicant is seeking licensure.

Renewal Instructions

  • Renewal Information
    • Renew Online!
    • Hearing Aid Dealer registrations expired June 30 of even numbered years.
    • The renewal fee for a hearing aid dealer certificate of registration is $40.00.
    • Hearing aid dealers are required to complete twenty (20) hours of continuing education credit prior to renewal. For more information regarding CE please visit our Resources page.

    Renewal notices are sent approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date. License holders with valid email addresses on file will be emailed the renewal notice. Those who do not have valid email addresses on file will be mailed the license renewal notice; this notice is mailed to the address of record with the committee. The committee has no way of knowing whether or not a notice reaches its destination; therefore, when a notice has been emailed to a valid email address or mailed, the duty of the committee has been performed.

  • Reinstatement Information

    If your license has been expired for three or more years, you must reinstate your license to practice.  Please submit your reinstatement online with the additional documentation:

    • Reinstate Online!
    • Payment of the current renewal fee ($60) and current initial application fee ($40).  Total reinstatement fee:  $100.
    • Documentation to Upload:
      • Certificates of completion for 20 hours of Continuing Education taken within the last 2 years
      • Letter of work history detailing what you have been doing since your license expired
      • If working in another State – Verification of any state license held
  • Reinstatement Document

Exams & Testing

  • Examination Information

    All applications and/or written exam test results must be received at least two (2) weeks prior to the next practical exam scheduled in order to be approved to take the practical exam.  The examinations are held in the conference center of the Indiana Government Center South, 402 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

    The Committee examination dates are listed below.  All candidates are required to pass the written examination before being permitted to take the practical examination.  The written exam is now a computerized examination through I.H.S.  You will need to submit the examination application to us with all requirements marking the written exam and will will then send the information to I.H.S. and they will issue your authorization to test.

    Should an applicant fail the written exam twice, when they apply to retake the examination for the third time, they will be required to make a personal appearance before the Committee along with their Indiana licensed Hearing Aid Dealer Supervisor/trainer prior to taking the written exam again.


    This is the first portion of the exam and must be completed successfully before proceeding to the practical portions. The Committee has adopted the International Hearing Society (IHS) examination as the written portion of the examination process and is proctored by an administrator appointed by the Committee. This examination is intended to identify entry-level professionals whose knowledge and clinical skills meet or exceed basic expected professional standards.


    The subjects covered are basic acoustics, hearing measurement, audiogram configurations, basic anatomy, and physiology of the ear (outer, middle and inner), etiology or causes of hearing loss and hearing aid fitting protocol. Limited interaction with the examiner is allowed. Thirty (30) minutes will be given for this portion of the exam.


    The candidate is given thirty (30) minutes to evaluate ten (10) hearing instruments and to determine defects or operational malfunctions. The candidate can refer to a list of possible problems and can choose up to two (2) defects for each instrument. Since several people may be taking this portion at the same time, there is no discussion allowed between examinees, although limited questions directed toward the examiner is permitted.


    The questions concern determination of medical referral prior to hearing aid fitting, identifying possible ear pathology based on the evaluation of audiograms, "red flag" concerns that indicate physician referral is required and common types of medical treatment for ear pathology.


    The audiometer is similar to those used in most offices and the candidate is expected to be able to perform pure tone air and bone conduction and masking when required. Clear instructions as to the operation of the audiometric simulator will be reviewed in detail prior to the exam and the candidate is encouraged to ask questions if unclear as to their assignment. Thirty (30) minutes will be given for this portion of the exam.


    The candidate is responsible for bringing all necessary materials for taking an ear impression to the exam, including

    a "subject". Prior to taking the ear impression, the candidate is expected to follow sanitary procedures. The Committee member monitoring the exam will read general instructions prior to the start and questions are permitted. The impression should be appropriate for a person with a severe hearing impairment. The candidate may take a total of two (2) impressions and pick the one they feel is best.

  • Written Examination Schedule

    The study guide will be provided by the International Hearing Society when they send your your email to test.

  • Practical Examination Schedule & Board Meetings

    All practical exams are scheduled in Conference Center.
    All applicants should report the room documented on your admission paper

    2022 Dates for Practical Exam and Committee Meeting:
    October 19th - to be determined

    2023 Dates for Practical Exam and Committee Meeting:
    April 19th 
    July 19th
    October 18th

Fee Schedule

  • Hearing Aid Dealer Applications/Renewals
    Hearing Aid Dealer Application/RenewalFeePenaltyTotal
    Hearing Aid Dealer Examination Application$60NA$60
    Renewal - Unexpired - prior to June 30 of even-numbered years$40NA$40
    Renewal - Expired < 3 Years - after June 30 of even numbered years but before 3 years$40$50$90
    Renewal - Expired > 3 Years$100NA$100

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