Surety Bond Requirement

All licensed hearing instrument specialists are required to practice under a $10,000 surety bond maintained by their company showing TDLR as the obligee. Beginning Sept. 1, 2020, a copy of that surety bond must be refiled with TDLR with the licensee's next renewal application.

There are two ways to do this—the company can provide the licensee a copy of the bond to submit with the renewal application, or the company can submit the bond directly to TDLR on Department Surety Bond Form that identifies all licensees covered by the company's bond. Click here for direct access to this surety bond form.

There are now three times when the surety bond is required to be filed—when a nonlicensed employee files an initial licensing application, the first time a licensed employee renews their license on or after Sept. 1, 2020, and when an existing licensee begins working for a business entity as a new employee. In addition, TDLR rules clearly state the bond covers the actions, conduct, and liability of the business entity and its licensees.

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