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On behalf of the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations, the Colorado Office of Audiology and Hearing Aid Provider Licensure (“Office”) regulates individual licensed audiologists, hearing aid providers, hearing aid associates and hearing aid trainees in the state of Colorado. Office activities include licensing audiologists and hearing aid providers, investigating complaints, and enforcing disciplinary actions against those who violate the Audiologists and Hearing Aid Providers Practice Act and the Director’s Rules and Regulations. The mission of the Office is to maintain the profession’s integrity and protect its consumers. The Office works in conjunction with the National Board for Certification Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS), the Colorado Speech Language Hearing Association (CSHA), the Colorado Academy of Audiology (CAA), and the Colorado Hearing Society.
The entry-level examination for hearing aid providers, International Licensing Examination ("ILE"), will now be adminstered in the state of Colorado by the International Hearing Society ("IHS"). To request authorization to take the ILE and to apply for a hearing aid provider license by examination, please complete and submit an Application for Original License by Examination.
On or after June 1, 2014, a person in Colorado training to be a licensed hearing aid provider must possess a valid apprentice license issued by the Director. In order to be eligible for an apprentice license, an applicant must submit verification of training to become a licensed hearing aid provider. The training must be provided under the direct supervision of an actively licensed audiologist or hearing aid provider in good standing. An application for this new license type may be downloaded by entering the "Professionals (Applications & Forms)" tab on the left of this page, selecting "Hearing Aid Provider," and then clicking on the "Application for Hearing Aid Apprentice."
Effective July 1, 2013, due to changes in the 2013 Legislative Session, Hearing Aid Providers are no longer required to create and maintain a Healthcare Professions Profile. If you have any questions about this change, please contact the Healthcare Professions Profile Program at email@example.com or by phone at 303-894-5942.
Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. Please review the program's Laws, Rules and Policies web page to learn of any changes due to legislation.
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