Iowa Board of Hearing Aid Specialists - Apply, Renew and Reactivate

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Application Guidelines

The documents below explain the required steps to complete the application process.  While the process has several steps many of the requirements can be done simultaneously. Best practice is to apply online

Documents may be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-3121. Emailed documents should go to .

To expedite processing a new license request, take advantage of our secure online application.

Click here to Access Online Services or to Apply Online

Applications are reviewed by Board staff as soon as possible, in the order received,  typically within 5 business days.

  • Refer to the Application Guidelines above to determine what steps you can complete while awaiting review.
  • Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email with an attached letter indicating what additional information is required to approve the license.

Application Rules

The rules below describe the application process for Hearing Aid Specialists.

Scroll down in the Fees Rules to the name of this board to find the application fee

Exam Information

The written examination has been discontinued.

DO NOT send exam fees to the Board office. Follow the license application instructions to submit completed license application materials and application fee to the board office. The board office will notify the International Hearing Society (IHS) of exam eligibility.

The IHS will email applicants the instructions for scheduling the examination and payment of the $225 examination fee.

Following exam completion, the results will be provided to the board office, and mailed to the applicants.

Application Forms

Due to COVID-19, paper applications will not be processed at this time.  Click here to apply, renew, or reactivate online.  For questions about username and password, please call the State of Iowa Service Desk at 515-281-5703 or 800-532-1174.  For assistance with the online application contact 515-281-0254. 

Hearing Aid Specialist - Temporary Permit Schedule for Supervision Form


IHS (International Hearing

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