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Georgia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers & Dispensers
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.
** NEW ** EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016 ** NEW **
Continuing Education Hours for Renewal of a License:
O.C.G.A. 43-20-15, Continuing education requirement, was amended during the 2015 Legislative Session.
The Board now requires a minimum of twenty (20) Continuing Education Hours for the renewal of a
dispensers license every two years.
NATIONWIDE FINGERPRINT BACKGROUND CHECK
Each applicant for licensure as a dispenser shall register and provide fingerprints for a nationwide criminal background check to be conducted at the applicants expense. The instructions and vendor for the background check can be found on the Board’s website (same location you downloaded the application from: http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=21 )
*NOTE: This is a new requirement under O.C.G.A. 43-20-8(c). Failure to comply with this requirement will delay the processing of this application for licensure, and may result in the application being denied.
THE BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED FOR DISPENSER APPLICANTS ONLY, NOT FOR APPRENTICE OR TRAINING PERMIT APPLICANTS. IF YOU COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK AS AN APPRENTICE OR TRAINING PERMIT APPLICANT, YOU WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE ANOTHER BACKGROUND CHECK WHEN YOU APPLY FOR DISPENSER.
EXAMS REQUIRED FOR LICENSURE:
The Audiogram, Georgia Jurisprudence (Laws & Rules) and Practical Exams are administered by PSI. Contact PSI @ www.psiexams.com
April 1, 2016 is the deadline for scheduling for the May 6 – 23, 2016 Practical Exam
IHS administers the national ILE exam. www.ihsinfo.org
Verification of Licensure from other state licensure Boards or regulatory entities may be e-mailed to the Georgia Board of HADD's to firstname.lastname@example.org