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Hearing Instrument Dispensing -Trainee

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Agency contact information:

Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5000 | (888) 345-0823 (MN toll free)
* Health Occupations Program - Hearing Instrument Dispenser Certification Program
| 85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 * or Health Occupations Program - Hearing Instrument Dispenser Certification Program | P.O. Box 64882 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 | (651) 201-3724
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Minnesota Department of Health

Hearing Instrument Dispenser Certification Program

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The Minnesota Department of Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.


Minn. Stats. 153A


Application for Hearing Instrument Dispenser Trainee

More information is available on the MN Dept. of Health (MDH) website, Health Occupations Program section at Hearing Instrument Dispenser Certification Program


All individuals who dispense hearing instruments must be certified by MDH, approved as a trainee, or licensed as an audiologist in Minnesota.

Applicants for certification must pass written and practical competency examinations. Licensed audiologists are exempt from the written examination requirement, but must pass the practical examination.

Individuals with trainee status may dispense hearing instruments under the supervision of a qualified certified dispenser.


Trainee fee - $200

Period of Issuance:

1 year.

Length of Determination Process:

30 days.

Other Pertinent Information:

See Minn. Stats. §§ 153A148.5195 Investigation Process and Grounds For Disciplinary Action; 148.5197 Hearing Aid Dispensing; 148.5198 Restriction on Sale of Hearing Aid