Practice Requirements for Hearing Aid Dispensers
The Board’s regulations (COMAR 10.03.03 B2) require that an applicant shall have obtained a score of 600 on the National Examination in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. However, the regulations also require that if the National Examination was passed more than five years before applying for licensure, the applicant shall fulfill one or more of the following requirements as approved by the Board:
(i) Provide evidence that the applicant has practiced in the
appropriate field for 3 of the 5 years before applying for
(ii) Complete a period of supervised practice equivalent to
that required of a limited licensee.
If an applicant has not practiced as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist for three of the last five years, there are two options available:
You may retake the National Examination in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. The phone number for the Praxis Exam is (609) 771-7395. Ask to have the results of the exam sent to the Maryland Board of AUD/HAD/SLP, Code #R7400.
You may complete a period of supervised practice equivalent to that required of a limited licensee. The supervisory guidelines for the supervisor of a person with limited licensure are four hours a month, two hours with clients and two hours meeting with the Limited Licensee.
The supervised practice can be completed on a part-time basis under the same guidelines as a CFY.