Iowa Board of Hearing Aid Specialists - Licensure


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Applications are reviewed by Board staff typically within five business days. You will receive an email indicating what additional information is required.
Documents may be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-3121. Emailed documents should go to


Once an application has been completed, the board office will notify the International Hearing Society (IHS) of exam eligibility.
IHS will email applicants the instructions for scheduling the examination. The $225 examination fee will be paid directly to IHS.



Fee Waiver

If you wish to apply for a fee waiver, you must submit documents verifying your household income does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level. Documents may include:
  • Proof of total income for household through other supportive documents
    • Copies of the latest federal or state tax returns
    • Paystubs
    • W-2 / 1099s
    • Social Security benefits letter
    • Unemployment benefits letter
  • Proof of enrollment in a state or federal assistance program
    • Medicaid
    • WIC
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
If submitted documentation does not meet the guidelines, you will be required to pay the applicant fee and any associated fees prior to your license being issued.


You can renew your license up to 60 days before your current license expires. You may begin the renewal process November 2 of even numbered years.

Continuing Education





A licensee who fails to renew the license by the end of the grace period has an inactive license. A licensee who practices in the state of Iowa with an inactive license may be subject to disciplinary action by the board, or criminal sanctions.


A licensee whose license has been revoked, suspended, or voluntarily surrendered must apply for and receive reinstatement of the license prior to practicing in this state.


IHS (International Hearing Society)
16880 Middlebelt, Suite 4
Livonia, MI 48154
Tel: (734) 522-7200
Iowa Hearing Association
1001 Office Park Road, Suite 105
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tel: (515) 440-6057
Fax: (515) 440-6055


Iowa HHS Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-3121

Online Licensure Services:


Office Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays