ORS 694.065¹
Training and experience requirements
  • licensing examination
  • rules

(1) Before an applicant may take the qualifying examination for licensure under ORS 694.015 (Definitions for ORS 694.015 to 694.170) to 694.170 (Duties of council), the applicant must:

(a) Meet the training and experience requirements established by the Health Licensing Office by rule;

(b) Meet the training requirements for licensure as an audiologist or for certification of a licensed physician by the American Board of Otolaryngology; or

(c) Meet the requirements for certification by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences.

(2) An individual seeking to obtain the experience and training specified in subsection (1)(a) of this section necessary to take the examination shall obtain a trainee registration from the office pursuant to rules adopted by the office. A trainee registration issued pursuant to this subsection shall allow the holder of the registration to obtain training and experience under the direct supervision of a hearing aid specialist licensed in the State of Oregon or an audiologist licensed under ORS chapter 681. An audiologist who supervises trainees must comply with ORS 694.015 (Definitions for ORS 694.015 to 694.170) to 694.170 (Duties of council) and rules adopted under ORS 694.015 (Definitions for ORS 694.015 to 694.170) to 694.170 (Duties of council), and is subject to ORS 694.991 (Penalties), when supervising trainees.

(3) Examination of applicants for licensure under ORS 694.015 (Definitions for ORS 694.015 to 694.170) to 694.170 (Duties of council) shall be held at least once each quarter at such times and places as the office may determine.

(4) Timely and appropriate notice of the time and place of the examination shall be given to each applicant and to each licensed hearing aid specialist or audiologist supervising a temporary hearing aid specialist pursuant to rules adopted by the office.

(5) The office, in consultation with the Advisory Council on Hearing Aids, shall adopt rules establishing standards for examination scope, format, minimum acceptable performance and reexamination qualifications. The examination shall be sufficiently thorough to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of the applicant to practice as a hearing aid specialist. The examination may be in the form of written, oral or practical demonstration of skills, or a combination of any such types. [1959 c.634 §§5,5a; 1967 c.631 §5; 1985 c.227 §8; 1993 c.133 §4; 1997 c.319 §2; 1999 c.885 §45; 2003 c.547 §79; 2005 c.648 §93; 2009 c.701 §57; 2013 c.314 §53a; 2013 c.568 §115]

Chapter 694

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensed audiologist’s authoriza­tion to deal in hearing aids, (1983) Vol 44, p 54

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 694—Hearing Aid Specialists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors694.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 694, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano694.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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