Hearing Instrument Dispenser (HID) Examination Application and Related Documents

Written Exam

As of March 1, 2014, the International Licensing Exam (ILE) will only be available at a testing center. This exam will be computer based. Applicants must pass the written exam before they may sit for the practical examination.

Practical Exam

Hearing Instrument Dispenser (HID) exam applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We will accept applications until the exam application deadline or until we have received 25 complete applications. Applications are not considered complete until our office receives the required fee as well as a completed HID exam application.

Retest Portions of Exam

Retest of Audiometry and Earmold Portions of HID Exam (Word)

Full Exam

Please print all 26 links provided below for the full exam:

HID EXAM APPLICATION INFORMATION
HID Exam Memo (PDF)
HID Exam Application* (Word)
HID Exam Overview (PDFs)
Bibliography (PDF)
Sample Informed Consent Agreement (for your subject's review) (PDF)

MINNESOTA HEARING INSTRUMENT DISPENSING STATUTES
148.5195 Investigation process and grounds for disciplinary action
MN Stat. §148.5197 - Hearing Aid Dispensing
MN Stat. §148.5198 - Restriction on Sale of Hearing Aid
MN Stat. Ch. 153A - Hearing Instrument Dispenser Certification

MINNESOTA HOME SOLICITATION SALES STATUTES
325G.06 Definitions.
325G.07 Buyer's Right to Cancel.
325G.08 Writing Required: Notice of Right to Cancel: Notice of Cancellation.
325G.09 Return of Payments or Goods.
325G.10 Penalties for Violation.
325G.11 Damages.
325G.12 Definitions.
325G.13 Disclosure Obligation.
325G.14 Penalties: Remedies.

MINNESOTA ASSISTIVE DEVICE WARRANTIES STATUTES
325G.203 Definitions.
325G.204 Express Warranties.
325G.205 Assistive Device Replacement or Refund.
325G.06 Definitions.
325G.07 Buyer's Right to Cancel.
325G.08 Writing Required: Notice of Right to Cancel: Notice of Cancellation.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HEARING AID SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
FDA Part 801, Sub H: Special Requirements for Specific Devices; § 801.420 - Hearing Aid Devices; Professional and Patient Labeling
FDA Part 801, Sub H: Special Requirements for Specific Devices; § 801.421 - Hearing Aid Devices; Conditions for Sale

Once you have printed and read all 26 documents, please complete the Hearing Instrument Dispenser Examination Application. Mail the completed application with the required fee to the address listed at the top of the application.

If you are unable to print the examination application and forms, please contact Erin Smilanich at 651-201-3770 or at Erin.Smilanich@state.mn.us.

Updated Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 09:12AM