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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 484
DISPENSING OF OPTICAL DEVICES AND HEARING AIDS
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F.S. 484.045
484.045 Licensure by examination.
(1) Any person desiring to be licensed as a hearing aid specialist shall apply to the department on a form approved by the department.
(2) The department shall license each applicant who the board certifies:
(a) Has completed the application form and remitted the required fees;
(b) Is of good moral character;
(c) Is 18 years of age or older;
(d) Is a graduate of an accredited high school or its equivalent;
(e)1. Has met the requirements of the training program; or
2.a. Has a valid, current license as a hearing aid specialist or its equivalent from another state and has been actively practicing in such capacity for at least 12 months; or
b. Is currently certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences and has been actively practicing for at least 12 months;
(f) Has passed an examination, as prescribed by board rule; and
(g) Has demonstrated, in a manner designated by rule of the board, knowledge of state laws and rules relating to the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids.
(3) A person who fails the examination may make application for reexamination to the appropriate examining entity, as prescribed by board rule.
History.ss. 5, 18, ch. 83-153; ss. 1, 7, ch. 84-94; ss. 7, 19, 20, ch. 86-283; s. 2, ch. 90-38; s. 30, ch. 90-134; s. 22, ch. 90-341; ss. 9, 11, ch. 90-345; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 159, ch. 94-119; s. 453, ch. 97-103; s. 58, ch. 99-5; s. 124, ch. 2001-277.