Board Information

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.


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Welcome to the Montana Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers

The Montana Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers is pleased to share with you the licensing and regulatory information for hearing aid dispensers and trainees. Within this website you will find information on what is needed to become licensed, verify who is already licensed, and learn the statutory and regulatory requirements if you are licensed. You can also learn of board meetings and agenda topics, see the latest news and view frequently asked questions. You can start your search for information by choosing from board information topics to left on each tab.

Helpful Hint:

The primary communication method for the division is e-mail. Make sure your e-mail address is current in the database. Also keep your preferred mailing address current. You can update your e-mail and mailing address by clicking on the "Change Address" link under the "Quick Links" section on this Board of Chiropractors website.

For general questions, please feel free to contact the Board office at dlibsdhad@mt.gov

Annual License Renewal - Ends June 30

  • To renew online click "Renew License" under the Quick links menu.
  • The online renewal system is available 24/7 (excluding maintenance and technical issues). Web traffic can be high and it is recommended you do not wait until the end of the renewal period to renew in case there are unexpected technical issues.
  • For questions regarding the renewal process contact 406-841-2300.

NOTICE!

SB 132 was signed by Governor Schweitzer on May 5, 2011 and become effective October 1, 2011.

An Act providing that a Licensed Audiologist selling, dispensing, or fitting hearing aids is not subject to Licensure as a Hearing Aid Dispenser; grainting rulemaking authority to the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists; and amending sections 37-15-102, 37-15-103, 37-16-103, 37-16-401 AND 37-16-405, MCA.

LINK TO SB132 PDF

The Montana Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers makes every effort to include relevant and current information pertaining to licensing and regulation on our website. 

Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Montana Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers.

 

If you are already licensed, have applied for a license, are about to apply for a license, or are renewing your license from the Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers:

Professional Licensing Customer Service:

(406) 444-6880

DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV

 

If you have scope of practice questions or comments for the Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers:

Linda Grief, Executive Officer

(406) 841-2395

DLIBSDHAD@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about continuing education:

(406) 444-5696

AUDIT@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about filing a complaint against a licensee:

(406) 841-2312

DLIBSDCOMPLAINTS@MT.GOV


Mailing Address:

Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers

PO Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620-0513

 

Physical Address:

Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers

301 S. Park Avenue

4th Floor

Helena, MT 59620

Notices

Board Events

Board meetings are usually held several times a year.

Meeting minutes are posted within 3 days of board approval.

In general, Board meetings are open to the public.
There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, all board meetings will be held by conference call until further notice.  No outside participants or stakeholders          will be allowed access in the building.  Please attend by phone.

Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation.
Members serve 3 year terms with a limit of 2 consecutive full terms.

Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdhad@mt.gov. In your message please specify which board member you would like to contact. For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at http://boards.mt.gov/.

Michael Spinti - Presiding Officer, Professional Member
Eric Ellingson, Professional Member
Helen Hallenbeck, Professional Member
Ed Eaton, Public Member
Dennis Scoggins, Public Member

License Information

Montana requires individuals engaged in the practice of dispensing hearing aids to be licensed.  Individuals apply to the Montana Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers for licensure.  Applications are reviewed to assure the basic requirements are met.

 

Public or Licensee Inquiries

Licensees can find license renewal information in this section and mailing lists of licensees may be purchased here.

You can learn who is licensed as a Hearing Aid Dispenser or Hearing Aid Dispenser Trainee in Montana by searching our Licensee Lookup system

Hearing Aid Dispenser or Trainee

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A hearing aid trainee application checklist can be found here.

A hearing aid dispenser application checklist can be found here.

A hearing aid dispenser (from out of state) application checklist can be found here.

A. Application Fee:
$500 Licensee from another state
$600 Hearing Aid Trainee
$300 Original license Fee (after passing all applicable exams)

B. Requirements:

    1. Trainees - Must pass the ILE written exam and the Montana jurisprudence exam before a training license may be issued. Upon completion of 1,000 hours of supervised training, must pass the practical exam.

    2. Licensees by Endorsement - Must pass the Montana jurisprudence exam and hold an active valid license in another state or jurisdiction.

C. Education Requirement: High School graduate or equivalent.

D. Experience Requirements: Trainees must complete 1,000 hours of supervised training

E. Examination Information: ILE written exams are scheduled by contacting the Board office.

F. Renewal Period: May 1 - June 30
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Aug. 14

G. Renewal Fee: Active and Late $550 / Inactive $150

H. Continuing Education Requirements: 10 hours per year

I. Other Special License Requirements: Trainees must have a licensed sponsor. All licensed hearing aid dispensers shall identify their permanent place of business in Montana.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

License Verification Request

You can determine if a person is licensed in Montana by using LicenseLookup.mt.gov.  Written requests are also welcome and the process to follow is outlined below.  

Individuals who are licensed in Montana and need a verification on the status of their license can use the official license verification form. Physicians and physician assistants should use VeriDoc to have verification sent on the status of their license to another state medical board.

There are THREE types of Licensure Verification Requests:

1). Licensees for any profession can be verified by using LicenseLookup.mt.gov.
This website provides real-time connectivity to the Business Standards Licensing Database. There is no charge for this service.

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2). An individual may request licensure information directly from the board or program email link. The email should include first and last name, address, city, state, license number and any other type of identifying information. There is no charge for this service.

A response should occur within 3 days of receipt.

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3). To request an official Montana license verification be sent to another state licensing board, jurisdiction or individual for license confirmation status in the State of Montana. The fee for this is $20.00 per verification requested.

Once the fee and official license verification form are received, the request will be processed and mailed within 5 days.

Statute/Rule Information

The Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers regulates the occupation by establishing standards for licensure and practice, and adopting rules to strengthen the practice.  Hearing Aid Dispensers and Trainees should be aware of their obligations under Montana law and Administrative Rule. 

The Montana Code Annotated (MCA) includes the laws passed by the Legislature that govern this profession. Professional and Occupational Licensing Laws can be found in Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3.  Known as the Uniform Regulatory Act, these statutes were passed in 1995. 

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) are often referred to as regulations.  The Board adopts administrative rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority. The Board follows a process defined in law, the Montana Administrative Procedures Act, when they are proposing new rules or making changes to existing rules to ensure public participation.  The Board files a public notice in the Montana Administrative Register (MAR) on any proposed rule changes or new rules.  You can keep track of any rule changes by viewing MAR online.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State, by emailing: SOSARM@mt.gov. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana

 

Administrative Rules

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-309

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.402 definitions and the adoption of New Rule I applicants with criminal convictions

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION
(published October 9, 2020)

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION
(effective November 21,2020)


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-308

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT
(published May 29, 2020)

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
(effective July 25, 2020)


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-150-41

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.150.401 fees, 24.150.402 record retention, 24.150.404 fee abatement, 24.150.503 traineeship requirements and standards, 24.150.601 minimum testing, 24.150.602 transactional document requirements - form and content, 24.150.2201 continuing education requirements, 24.150.2301 unprofessional conduct and the repeal of ARM 24.150.2204 standards for approval.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND REPEAL

NOTICE AMENDMENT AND REPEAL
Effective October 19, 2019


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MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-150-40

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.150.401 fees, 24.150.505 inactive status, 24.150.507 military training or experience, 24.150.2201 continuing education requirements, 24.150.2301 unprofessional conduct and the repeal of ARM 24.150.2203 proof of attendance.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND REPEAL

NOTICE AMENDMENT AND REPEAL
Effective January 12, 2019

Statutes

Complaint Information

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

How to File a Complaint

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