Code 445 Update:
(3) A hearing aid dispenser or hearing aid specialist must obtain a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education annually. Of these hours, two (2) must be in the medical area, two (2) must be in jurisprudence (Alabama laws and rules) and Hearing Instrument Dealers Chapter 445-X-1 Supp. 9/30/16 1-11 ethics, two (2) must be in patient management. These hours must be resident hours, with no credit given for non-resident training (elearning or online courses). The remainder of hours may be obtained as product specific or on the topic of practice building and may be obtained either through residence or nonresident training.