How to Apply

Hearing Aid Dealership facility licenses expire every two years and are renewable on or before December 31st of odd numbered years. The late renewal period is January 1st – 31st. After January 31st even numbered years, the license must be reinstated. 

  • Licensure requires signatures across all forms along with an application fee. Some forms require notarizing. See specific instructions below for these instructions.  
  • See specific instructions for application depending on license and application type. 
  • You must submit all the required documentation and fees to be considered for licensure. 
  • The Georgia Board will only review completed applications.  
  • Once issued, the expiration date for all Dispensing Optician (DO) licenses is December 31st of odd numbered years. Late renewal is January 1 to January 31.   

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply: 

Hearing Aid Dealership Licensure

Hearing Aid Dealership Reinstatement

Hearing Aid Dealership Renewal

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 15 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 15 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
  • Check Application Status >>
  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication used by the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license. 
    • Staff will communicate with you regarding the status of your application.

Disability Accommodations

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Public Law 101-336), the Professional Licensing Boards Division provides for reasonable accommodations by designated vendors for exam candidates with disabilities that may interfere with their performance on a Licensure Examination.  

Applicants may request an accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act by submitting an application and all supporting documentation to the respective Board and/or a designated vendor as instructed on this form>>

 

Veteran’s Preference Points

Veterans, military service members, transitioning service members and military spouses of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, may be eligible for exam point credits and/or expedited application processes. Download program information>>

  • If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference Points, you must enclose a copy of your DD-214 form, showing that you served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Contact the VA to request make a DD-214 Request >>

Fees

Apprentice dispenser permit

$100

Training dispenser permit

$50

Dispenser application

$120

Dispenser reinstatement

$240

Dispenser renewal

$160

Dispenser late renewal

$240

Dealer application

$80

Dealer change of ownership

$80

Dealer reinstatement

$240

Dealer renewal

$160

Dealer late renewal

$240

Decorative wall certificate

$50

License pocket card

$25

Verification of licensure

$35

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

 

Hearing Aid Dealership Licensure

If you would like to apply for a professional facility license for a Hearing Aid Dealership, it is required that you file an application, the required fee, and all supporting documents with the Secretary of State. Once issued, all licenses have a common e

Hearing Aid Dealership Reinstatement

If your Hearing Aid Dealership license has lapsed for failure to renew or been revoked by the Board, you can apply to have that license reinstated. Reinstatement is at the sole discretion of the Board.  

Hearing Aid Dealership Renewal

Hearing Aid Dealership facility licenses expire every two years and are renewable on or before December 31st of odd numbered years. The late renewal period is January 1st – 31st. After January 31st even numbered years, the license must be reinstated. 

How to File

To file online:

Once your checklist is completed, please create an account and upload all documents through the online portal.

To file by mail: 

Call 404-424-9966 and request a paper renewal coupon be mailed to you. When completed, please mail the renewal coupon, the required fee, and any supporting documents to: 

Georgia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers 
237 Coliseum Drive 
Macon, Georgia 31217 

  • After renewing online or by mail, CHECK your license expiration date online to assure the renewal was completed. 

Contact

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