TDLR: How to Verify, Renew, or Apply for Your License

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has various tools available for helping hearing instrument specialists verify, renew, or apply for their licenses.

A hearing instrument fitter and dispenser license is valid for two years from the date of issuance and may be renewed every two years through TDLR.

How to Verify Your License

Do you need a verification of your license?

You can do that online through the TDLR website! Search the license database to verify your license. You can search by name, license number, or license type.

Verify Your License

How to Renew Your License

Hearing instrument dispenser licenses are renewed by TDLR every 24 months from the initial date of the license. 

A complete renewal application must be filed with TDLR or postmarked prior to license expiration to avoid payment of a late renewal fee. You can renew online using a credit card instead of mailing in a paper form and a check whenever possible, as online renewals are automated and processed within a week of receipt. Any continuing education that is required to be fulfilled as part of the renewal application must be completed prior to the license expiration date to avoid payment of a late renewal fee.

Renew Your License

How to Apply for Your License

Ready to apply for a hearing instrument and fitter dispenser license through TDLR? You can learn more about eligibility and the application process here.

As defined in Chapter 402, Texas Occupations Code, to fit and dispense hearing aids in Texas you must be licensed by TDLR. There are three steps to licensure:

  • Step 1: Temporary Permit Holder: A person must find an existing licensee ("supervisor") to train them, both file for a temporary permit application with TDLR, then undergo 150 hours of specific training under direct supervision, then pass a written and practical exam administered by TDLR, and after passing the temporary permit holder becomes an apprentice permit holder.
  • Step 2: Apprentice Permit Holder: Works under indirect supervision for a period of one year.
  • Step 3: Licensee: After one-year, apprentice becomes fully licensed (automatic).
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