Dispensing Audiologist

Please visit our Licensing Overview & FAQs page for information on how we process applications. License descriptions below include required fees, but a detailed overview of all fees may be found on our Licensing Fees page.


Standard License

 
  • Eligibility: Any applicant meeting licensure requirements and seeking to practice as an Audiologist with authorization to fit and dispense hearing aids in Nevada or treat a Nevada resident, regardless of residency or licensure status in another state.
  • Education: Must hold a Doctoral Degree from an educational program accredited by ASHA or the Commission for Audiology Education. 
  • Certification: None required.
  • Examination(s): Passing scores on both the International Hearing Society (IHS) Written and Practical Dispensing Examinations. Those licensed in another state wishing to obtain licensure while completing these exams may apply for a Temporary License. More information may be found on our Hearing Aid Dispensing Examinations page.
  • Jurisprudence Exam: Not required at this time, however an optional exam is currently offered with plans to make this mandatory in the near future. All current and potential licensees should be familiar with the practice act and rules under which they are applying or licensed to work.
  • Dispensing Endorsement: Must request additional Endorsement for Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids in the online application and complete examinations listed above.
  • Reciprocal Licensing: Reciprocal licensing is not available for dispensing and fitting hearing aids.
  • Term Limit: No limit.
  • Renewal: Expires 1 year from date of initial licensure and may be renewed annually. The license renewal period begins 60 days prior to expiration date; late renewal is allowed up to 30 days past expiration with additional fee. After 30 days a Reinstatement Application must be submitted. 
  • Continuing Education Required for Renewal: At least 10 hours annually based on the license expiration date and directly pertaining to the Audiology profession. At least 1 of the 10 hours must relate to ethics, cultural competence, cultural humility, culturally responsive practices or diversity, equity, and inclusion. At least 3 of the 10 hours must relate directly to the practice of fitting and dispensing hearing aids. More information may be found on our Continuing Education page.  
  • Conversion: 
    • Type: May not be converted to a different license type. 
    • Status: May be converted between Active and Inactive status. Learn more on our Conversions page. 

Required Documentation: 

  1. Official academic transcripts must be sent directly to the Board via mail or electronically from the educational institution.
  2. Verification of licensure in another state (if applicable) will be completed online by Board staff. If not available in your state, please request an official license verification to be sent directly to the Board office via mail or email.
  3. Military affiliation documentation (if applicable) must be uploaded in the online application to receive a 50% discount on initial licensing fees.

Application & License Fee: $300.00

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Temporary License

 
  • Eligibility:
    • A Dispensing Audiologist licensed in another state and seeking to practice in Nevada or treat a Nevada resident, regardless of residency or licensure status in another state, pending passage of the required dispensing examinations.
    • OR
    • A military/veteran-affiliated Speech-Language Pathologist licensed in another state and intending to treat a Nevada resident or practice in Nevada, regardless of residency or licensure status in another state, who wishes to begin practice in Nevada pending submission of Standard license documentation.
  • Education: Must hold a Doctoral Degree from an educational program accredited by ASHA or the Commission for Audiology Education. 
  • Certification: None required.
  • Dispensing Endorsement: Must request additional Endorsement for Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids in the online application and complete examinations listed above.
  • Examination(s): None at application but required for conversion to Standard license if pending passage of required written and practical dispensing examinations. More information may be found on our Hearing Aid Dispensing Examinations page.
  • Jurisprudence Exam: Not required at this time, however an optional exam is currently offered with plans to make this mandatory in the near future. All current and potential licensees should be familiar with the practice act and rules under which they are applying or licensed to work.
  • Term Limit: May not be held longer than 1 year.   
  • Renewal: Expires 6 months from date of initial licensure. May be renewed once for an additional 6-month period. The license renewal period begins 60 days prior to expiration date; late renewal is allowed up to 30 days past expiration with additional fee.
  • Continuing Education Required for Renewal: None required as this license may only be held for a maximum of 1 year.
  • Conversion: May be converted to a Standard license upon successful completion of required written and practical dispensing examinations and payment of conversion fee. More information may be found on our Conversions page  

Required Documentation: 

  1. Official academic transcripts must be sent directly to the Board via mail or electronically from the educational institution.
  2. Verification of licensure in another state will be completed online by Board staff. If not available in your state, please request an official license verification to be sent directly to the Board office via mail or email.
  3. Military affiliation documentation (if applicable) must be uploaded in the online application to receive a 50% discount on initial licensing fees.

Application & License Fee: $200.00

APPLY ONLINE FOR A TEMPORARY LICENSE

Limited License

 
  • Eligibility: An Audiologist who is licensed in good standing in another state and will be demonstrating using clients or patients as a presenter/instructor at an educational presentation, seminar, or educational setting in Nevada. Note: This license is only intended for use in an instructional setting and does NOT allow short-term practice.
  • Education: Must hold a Doctoral Degree from an educational program accredited by ASHA or the Commission for Audiology Education. 
  • Certification: None required.
  • Examination(s): None required.
  • Jurisprudence Exam: Not required at this time, however an optional exam is currently offered with plans to make this mandatory in the near future. All current and potential licensees should be familiar with the practice act and rules under which they are applying or licensed to work.
  • Term Limit: May not be held longer than 15 days.
  • Renewal: Expires 15 days from date of initial licensure. May not be renewed.  
  • Conversion: May not be converted.

Required Documentation: 

  1. Official academic transcripts must be sent directly to the Board via mail or electronically from the educational institution.
  2. Verification of licensure in another state will be completed online by Board staff. If not available in your state, please request an official license verification to be sent directly to the Board office via mail or email.
  3. Military affiliation documentation (if applicable) must be uploaded in the online application to receive a 50% discount on initial licensing fees.

Application & License Fee: $25.00

APPLY ONLINE FOR A LIMITED LICENSE
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