Exam Information

An individual licensed in Texas as an audiologist or an audiology intern is exempt from taking the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers examinations.

Jurisprudence Exam

Applicants must successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination and submit a certificate of completion prior to receiving a hearing instrument fitter and dispenser license or an apprentice permit.

The Texas Hearing Instrument Fitter & Dispenser Jurisprudence Examination content is based on the state and federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.

Eligibility

No authorization is needed from the department to take the Jurisprudence Examination.

If you took the jurisprudence exam to receive your initial license, you will not need to retake it to renew your license.

Location and Dates

The exam is offered online. After paying the fees, you may log in and begin taking the exam. Your certificate will be available to print upon successful completion.

Exam Fee

The examination fee is $34. Fees are paid directly to the testing vendor (eStrategy Solutions, Inc). Fees are subject to change without notice.

Please note, upon paying the jurisprudence exam registration fee, your exam must be completed within 30 days. After 30 days, your fee and registration will expire and your exam will be invalidated. To take the jurisprudence exam again, you will need to re-register and pay a new fee.

Take the Jurisprudence Exam


Written Exam

The written examination is a national exam administered by the International Hearing Society (IHS).  The IHS will contact eligible candidates by email with instructions to schedule your examination. Please ensure TDLR has your current email address on file.

Eligibility

To be eligible to take the written exam, you must either hold a current temporary training permit, or apply as an out-of-state license holder.

TDLR will approve temporary training permit holders to take the written examination once the direct supervised practicum has been completed and the Temporary Training Permit Supervised Practicum Affidavit (PDF) has been approved by the department.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility to take the written exam, please contact TDLR — do not contact IHS. Applicable fees are paid directly to IHS upon registration for examination.


Practical Exam

TDLR has contracted a third-party vendor, PSI, to develop and administer the practical skills licensing examinations for the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Program. For information about the PSI testing program or, if you are eligible, to register, go to www.psiexams.com.

Eligibility

To be eligible to take the practical exam, you must either hold a current temporary training permit, or apply as an out-of-state license holder.

TDLR will approve temporary training permit holders to take the practical examination once the direct supervised practicum has been completed and the Temporary Training Permit Supervised Practicum Affidavit (PDF) has been approved by the department.

Once your qualifications have been reviewed, and you have been found to meet the eligibility requirements, you will receive an eligibility email notice from PSI. The email includes instructions for registering and scheduling your practical examination.

Testing Requirements

You should closely read and review the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) as soon as you are approved to take the exam. This document provides information on ID requirements to take the exam, fee payment information, exam content, exam site locations, dates, and more.  Please refer to the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) for complete details.

Required Materials

Candidates are required to print and bring the Audiogram (PDF) to their Hearing Instrument Fitter and Dispenser Practical Examination.

For the Audiometric portion of the examination, candidates are additionally required to bring a model of their choice who is at least 18 years of age and to print and bring the Release of Liability & Indemnity Agreement in the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF).


Exam Scores

The applicant must pass each test portion of the examination (written, practical, and jurisprudence) with a score of 70% or greater.

Exam results will be sent to your mailing address on file, when they become available. Please ensure that your contact information is kept current.

If you do not pass an exam, you may retake the failed examination for as long as your temporary training permit or out-of-state license remains valid. There is no limit to the number of times you may re-take an examination, but a new examination fee will be required each time you take the exam.


Exam Pass/Fail Rates

Fiscal Year 2018 (September 2017 - August 2018)

License Type Pass Fail Total Pass Rate No Show
Practical - Audiometric 44 18 62 70.97% 7
Practical - Ear Impression 52 6 58 89.66% 6
Total 96 24 120 80.00% 13

 

Fiscal Year 2017 (September 2016 - August 2017)

License Type Pass Fail Total Pass Rate No Show
Practical - Audiometric 41 10 51 80.39% 2
Practical - Ear Impression 46 5 51 90.20% 3
Total 87 15 102 85.29% 5