To qualify for a full license in Hearing Aid Dispensing, an applicant must:
The Board may waive the examination requirements for an applicant who holds a current license to dispense hearing aids in another state if :
If the other state does not have a continuing education requirement equivalent to Maryland's (20 hours of continuing education in two years), the applicant shall complete the number of hours of continuing education as determined by the Board, not to exceed 20 hours. Note: the continuing education requirement to renew a license that expires January 31, 2015 has been increased to 30 hours.
A limited license from the Board is required in order to practice under supervision in Maryland. The application must be approved by the Board before beginning the supervised practice.
To qualify for a limited license in Hearing Aid Dispensing, an applicant must:
An applicant for a limited license in Hearing Aid Dispensing that does not meet the requirement of having graduated from an accredited 2-year post secondary program with a diploma or degree must do so prior to transferring from a limited license to a full license provided all other requirements have been met.
The supervisor of a Hearing Aid Dispenser Limited Licensee shall:
The supervisor shall include training in the areas covered in the Board's written and practical examinations. The supervisor shall maintain documentation of supervision and training and shall submit the documentation to the Board upon request. The supervisor may terminate the supervisory responsibility by discharging the limited licensee and returning the license to the Board with a letter of explanation. A supervisor of a limited licensee shall assume full responsibility for the ethical conduct of the limited licensee.
A Hearing Aid Dispenser Limited License is valid for one year and may be renewed for one additional year if the limited licensee does not pass the examination or does not take the examination for a reason acceptable to the Board. A limited licensee may not provide hearing aid services under a limited license for more than 2 years. If a limited licensee fails to receive a full license within 2 years after the initial limited license was issued, the individual shall wait a minimum of 1 year before the individual may apply for another limited license. However, if the individual should qualify for a full license in hearing aid dispensing the individual may apply for that license at any time.
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