Hearing Instrument Dispenser Certification
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2023 Dates for Hearing Instrument Dispenser Exam now available
The dates for the 2022 Hearing Instrument Dispenser (HID) exam are now available on the HID Exam Information page of the MDH website.
The HID exam is offered a minimum of four times per year; more dates will be added in the future. If you have questions about the exam content or how to apply to take the exam, please visit the HID Exam Information page or contact Health.HIDexam@state.mn.us.
DHS resumed background studies March 2, 2022
During the peacetime emergency, the requirement for background studies for Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) providers was waived. The Department of Human Services (DHS) resumed processing background studies for MDH providers as of March 2, 2022. Any Hearing Instruments Dispenser who have not already completed a full fingerprint background study will need to complete one during their next renewal period or when submitting an initial or temporary license application.
If you have submitted an application and a background study, please be patient as we are reviewing applications as quickly as possible. If you have already completed a full fingerprint background study, no action is needed from you at this time. For more information, please review the DHS FAQ on background studies.
- Submit a background study application to DHS: Minnesota Department of Human Services Applicant Background Study (PDF)
- HID Exam Information
- Hearing Instrument Dispenser Advisory Council
- What to Know When You Buy Hearing Aids (PDF)
- Continuing Education Information
- Address Changes
- Name Changes
- Employment Change
- Duplicate Card
- Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP)
- Mailing Label Requests
- HID Practitioner Renewal Info