Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 49
Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-49-7

§ 5-49-7. License by examination.

(a) Applicants who do not meet the experience qualification of former § 5-49-5 on July 1, 1973, may obtain a license by successfully passing a qualifying examination, provided the applicant:

(1) Is at least twenty-one (21) years of age;

(2) Is of good moral character;

(3) Has an education equivalent to a four-year course in an accredited high school; and

(4) Is free of contagious or infectious disease.

(b) Applicants for license by examination shall appear at a time, place, and before any persons the department designates, to be examined by means of written and practical tests in order to demonstrate that he or she is qualified to practice the fitting and sale of hearing aids. The examination administered as directed by the board shall not be conducted in a manner that requires college training in order to pass. Nothing in this examination shall imply that the applicant possesses the degree of medical competence normally expected of physicians.

(c) The department shall give examinations as required.

History of Section.
P.L. 1973, ch. 243, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 174, § 1.