Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Earners of the Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences badge have demonstrated the highest standards of skill and knowledge for Hearing Aid Specialists. Abiding by the NBC-HIS Code of Ethics and NCCA guidelines, badge earners operate at an elevated level of competency set by international standards. Earners have passed the National Competency Examination and continue to meet all recertification criteria to maintain good standing.Additional Details
- Assess Patient Needs
- Board Certified
- Continuing Education
- Fit Hearing Instruments
- Hearing Health
- Innovative Thinking
- Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
- Professional Practice
- Recommend And Analyze Hearing Instruments
- Service Hearing Instruments
- Test And Analyze Patient Hearing
Accrue 2 years of full-time dispensing experience or a diploma from select Hearing Instrument Sciences colleges (go to NBC-HIS.com for a full listing).
Provide proof of a current State/Provincial dispensing license or Certificate of Registration (where applicable) when applying and every three years for recertification.
Agree to abide by the NBC-HIS guideline declarations when applying and re-attest to this every three years for recertification.
Pass the National Competency Examination. This advanced psychometric exam is based on practical knowledge of dispensing and decision-making capability designed to test the knowledge and skill levels required to excel as a hearing health professional in the industry.
Adhere to a strict Code of Ethics to ensure professional conduct and consumer safety standards are met.
Meet recertification criteria every three years. Recertification ensures all board certificants are staying up to date on current topics through continuing education requirements and have a current practicing license.
Accumulate 24 hours of approved Continuing Education credits (CEs) within their three year recertification cycle.
Pay an annual fee and adhere to the policies of certification.