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Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board

Continuing Education

Individual licensees must complete ten hours of approved Continuing Education (CE), including one hour in “ethics or Ohio state law” (see A.C. 4747-1-11(C)1), in order to renew their license each year. The hours must be obtained during the year prior to license renewal.

For example: If your license expires January 30, 2018, then to renew for 2018-2019, your CE hours must be earned between January 1, 2017 and January 30, 2018 inclusive. The Board strictly adheres to this requirement — CE earned outside this timeline WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. One clock hour equals one CE hour, and each CE hour may be applied to one renewal year only.

The Board does not keep a record of individual licensees’ ongoing CE hours. Licensees are responsible for confirming CE approval and maintaining verification of attendance. To find approved CE hours, see our Continuing Education FAQ.

New! CE Tracking

In order to simplify the license renewal process, we have partnered with CE Broker as the Board’s official continuing education tracking system.

Through this partnership you have access to a free Basic Account. This account provides an easy way to track your completed CE online and simplifies the process of maintaining your CE records and completion certificates.

Three key features of the free Basic Account:

1. Free Online CE Tracking CE Broker provides free online CE tracking. This simplifies the process of maintaining your CE records and completion certificates.

2. Simple Self-Reporting CE Broker has made it easy to self-report your hours quickly, either from your computer or your phone, using the CE Broker app.

3. Helpful CE Support CE Broker support is available to answer all of your CE-related questions via phone, email, and live chat with experts based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Go to for more information on creating your account.

Continuing Education Audit

The Board conducts an audit of at least 20% of renewed licensees each February to confirm CE compliance. Additionally, all individuals who postmark their license renewal applications after February 1 are automatically audited, since CE documentation must accompany these renewal applications. More details about the CE audit can be found in the Continuing Education FAQ.

Pursuant to A.C. 4747-1-11(E)(4), failure to meet CE requirements, or to comply with the audit, may result in suspension, revocation, denial of license or renewal of license according to provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Contact the Board

Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-2406
(614) 466-5215 Telephone
(614) 564-2484 Fax

Last updated 10/16/2017