BECOME A PROCTOR!

Mentoring the professionals of the future is an important responsibility of the association. All of us in the industry want to ensure that early career professionals are prepared and capable. THAA is working with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to provide volunteer proctors and direction around the licensing exam.

THAA’s Proctor Task Force is working to: 

1. Provide solutions to TDLR for proctor shortage for exams
2. Engage more members to serve as proctors.

Note: To support this effort, TDLR recently adopted a rule to allow for one hour of continuing education to be granted per proctor test date (up to 4 per license term). To learn more, reference #4 under G

THAA's Proctor Training Pilot Program

THAA's Proctor Task Force met with TDLR and PSI to come up with the plan to offer proctor training in conjunction with the THAA Annual Conference. We are offering the TDLR Licensing Exam to nine candidates on Thursday, June 20, as part of our Proctor Training Pilot Program. We have space for up to nine proctor trainees to become fully trained that day! There is no cost to you to participate. To meet your training requirements, you will need to sign up observe all three of the exams being offered on June 20. 

Want to sign up? Review the qualifications and click the link below.

Proctor Pilot Training Program
Proctor Our June 20 Exam

Qualifications for Test Proctor:

1. A proctor must be licensed in good standing as a hearing instrument fitter and dispenser under the Act.
2. A proctor must have held the license for at least two years prior to the practical test date.
3. A proctor must have observed at least three full practical tests and meet any other proctor training requirements as prescribed by the department or its designee prior to serving as a proctor.
4. Disciplinary actions or other actions that may disqualify a license holder from serving as a proctor are

a. Suspension or probated suspension under this chapter;
b. Any action requiring supervision by another person licensed under this chapter; or
c. An administrative penalty or reprimand under this chapter within three years prior to the test date.

Sign Up as Proctor Trainee for Pilot Program

 

Are you a current proctor who can proctor between one to three of the exams being offered on June 20? Sign up to proctor now!

Sign Up to Proctor Exams on June 20

 

TEXAS OCCUPATIONS CODE

TITLE 3. HEALTH PROFESSIONS
SUBTITLE G. PROFESSIONS RELATED TO HEARING, SPEECH, AND DYSLEXIA

CHAPTER 402. HEARING INSTRUMENT FITTERS AND DISPENSERS

Sec. 402.104. POWERS AND DUTIES REGARDING EXAMINATION.

A. The department shall develop and maintain an examination that may include a written or practical test. The department shall administer or arrange for the administration and validation of the examination.
B. Repealed by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 377 (H.B. 2699), Sec. 6(1), eff. September 1, 2019.
C. Repealed by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 377 (H.B. 2699), Sec. 6(1), eff. September 1, 2019.
D. The practical test must be administered by one or more qualified proctors selected and assigned by the department.
E. The commission by rule shall establish the qualifications for a proctor. The rules must:

1. Require a proctor to be licensed in good standing as a hearing instrument fitter and dispenser;
2. Specify the number of years a proctor must be licensed as a hearing instrument fitter and dispenser; and
3. Specify the disciplinary actions or other actions that disqualify a person from serving as a proctor.