Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters
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Link to LAWriter® Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4747-1 for laws and rules regarding continuing education for hearing aid fitters.
Hearing aid fitters must complete ten hours of approved Continuing Education (CE), including one hour in “ethics or Ohio state law” (see A.C. 4747-1-11(C)1), in order to renew their license each year. The hours must be obtained during the year prior to license renewal.
For example: If your license expires January 30, 2018, then to renew for 2018-2019, your CE hours must be earned between January 1, 2017 and January 30, 2018 inclusive. The Board strictly adheres to this requirement — CE earned outside this timeline WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. One clock hour equals one CE hour, and each CE hour may be applied to one renewal year only.
The Board does not keep a record of individual licensees’ ongoing CE hours. Licensees are responsible for confirming CE approval and maintaining verification of attendance. To find approved CE hours, see our Continuing Education FAQ.
Hearing Aid Fitters Continuing Education Audit
The Board conducts an audit of at least 20% of renewed hearing aid fitters each February to confirm CE compliance. Additionally, all individuals who postmark their license renewal applications after February 1 are automatically audited, since CE documentation must accompany these renewal applications. More details about the CE audit can be found in the Continuing Education FAQ.
Pursuant to A.C. 4747-1-11(E)(4), failure to meet CE requirements, or to comply with the audit, may result in suspension, revocation, denial of license or renewal of license according to provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.