The Georgia State Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers is a seven-member board appointed by the Governor to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia. The Board is composed of four licensed, practicing hearing aid dispensers, a licensed medical doctor, a licensed audiologist and a consumer member. The Board reviews applications, administers examinations, licenses qualified applicants and regulates the practice of licensees throughout the state. Complaints are investigated and, if warranted, disciplinary action may be taken by the Board. Board meetings are held approximately four times each yearat the Secretary of State’s office in Macon and are open to the public. Persons wishing to bring matters for the Board’s consideration should submit a written request to the office.
Licensed hearing aid dispensers are individuals who shall dispense hearing aid instruments or devices to an individual client. Licensed hearing aid dealers are the offices, stores or locations which employ licensed hearing aid dispensers to dispense hearing aid instruments or devices to an individual client. Hearing aid dispensers are considered for licensure after meeting specific work experience requirements and examination. Hearing aid dealers are considered for licensure after submission and review of business related information as prescribed by the practice act.
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION REGARDING HADD LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS
The Georgia State Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers has outsourced the following exams required for licensure consideration:
The ILE, the Audiogram (Part 13) and the Laws and Rules (Part 14) Exams
Once your application has been reviewed by the Board and you are approved to sit for the ILE, Audiogram and Laws & Rules exams, you will be notified by the vendor to register with them to take the exams. The notification will be mailed to you via the USPS so please look for it.
The costs for the ILE, Audiogram and Laws & Rules exams are set by, and payable to the vendor, PSI, NOT to the Board. Please contact PSI for additional information and current fees, their contact information is:
PSI Exam Registration Page and Candidate Information Bulletin
800-733-9267 (24 Hours)
Fax: 702-932-2666 (24 Hours)
The Hearing Evaluation (Part 11), and the Ear Mold (Part 12) exams are not being considered at this time for outsourcing and will continue to be given at the Professional Licensing Boards Division
on scheduled Board meeting dates quarterly, until further notice:
Georgia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers
237 Coliseum Drive, Building B - Exam Center
Macon, GA 31217-3858
(Board meeting dates are posted on this webpage, look for the link under the "Board and Exam Information" tab above)
NOTE: Candidates should continue to submit applications to the board in order to be made eligible to sit for any or all portions of the exam. Please do not contact the vendor to register until your application has been submitted, received and reviewed by the Board.
You may check the status of your application by going to: https://secure.sos.state.ga.us/plb appstatus
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