2015 LICENSE RENEWAL INSTRUCTIONS
RENEWAL DEADLINE JANUARY 31, 2015
RENEWAL DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31, 2015. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN THE BOARD OFFICE BY JANUARY 31, 2015. A LATE FEE OF $100 IS DUE FOR RENEWALS SUBMITTED DURING THE PERIOD OF FEBRUARY 1, 2015 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2015.
The inactive status is an option with this renewal. To elect the inactive status, please submit the Inactive Status Form (found on the Board's website) along with a personal check or money order for $25.00. All individual electing the inactive status will have the inactive status through January 31, 2017.
Please note that pursuant to Senate Bill 786, each Health Occupation Board is required to collect a user fee for the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC). The fee funds the cost of services and information the MHCC provides to consumers and healthcare practitioners. The user fee is $36.00. Please be aware that the Board collects and submits these fees to the MHCC. The Board does not retain these funds. For more information on the MHCC, please visit their web site at http://mhcc.maryland.gov.
Payment may be made online using Visa or MasterCard, or by mailing a check to the board made payable to
Board of AUD/HAD/SLP
Read the renewal application and complete the following:
Part 1 - General application information
Complete all sections of the application where applicable. Some of the information has been filled in based on the information in the Board’s records. Please update any information that has changed. Select "Submit as Complete" to submit your answers, or select "Save-Not Complete" to save your answers and come back later to finish. You may also press "Cancel" to return to the menu without saving any changes you made.
After each section is completed and accepted, the status arrow on the menu for that part will turn green .
Part 2 - Disciplinary questions.
Complete all disciplinary questions. Provide a detailed explanation for each question checked “YES” . Some explanations may require legal documentation that must be submitted to the Board. Your license will not be issued until such information is received and reviewed by the Board.
Electric Worksheet Instructions
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Part 3 - Continuing Education Requirements
Pursuant to COMAR 10.41.08.11A for the 2015 renewal Hearing Aid Dispensers with a full license renewing their full license for the second or subsequent time must have completed a minimum of 30 continuing education hours between February 1, 2013 and January 31, 2015. A minimum of A minimum of 26 hours must be directly related to the practice of fitting hearing aids including the science of hearing and hearing disorders, structure and function of hearing aids, and psychology of the hearing impaired and not more than 4 hours must be directly related to management aspects of the practice of fitting hearing aids including good business principles and customer management principles.
Pursuant to COMAR 10.41.08.11B(1) a Hearing Aid Dispenser with an initial full license issued between February 2013 and July 2014 that are renewing their initial full license for the first time must complete a prorated amount of continuing education hours. These hours must be completed between February 1, 2013 and January 31, 2015. Not more than 4 hours can be directly related to management aspects of the practice of fitting hearing aids including good business principles and customer management principles. The remaining hours must be directly related to the practice of fitting hearing aids including the science of hearing and hearing disorders, structure and function of hearing aids, and psychology of the hearing impaired.
All hearing aid dispensers must list continuing education activities on the Continuing Education Form (electronic workbook). Do not send continuing education documents to the Board unless your license was selected for an audit.
If a renewal candidate is selected for an audit, the renewal candidate may submit continuing education completion certificates to the Board by one of the following methods:
via regular postal service mail to the Board at the address listed at the top of these instructions, attention Christopher J. Kelter, Executive Director;
via fax to 410-358-0273; or
via .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Note to Licensees Selected for Audit: Failure to submit CEU documents to the Board by January 31, 2013 may result in suspension, revocation, denial of licensure or other disciplinary action by the Board.
Add CE classes into the electronic workbook by completing the CE form and pressing the "(+) Add" button. As courses are added you will see the list of courses below the add form. If you make an error, simply delete the class and reenter. Please note that some CE providers award CE hours and/or credits in the format of .1 for each hour earned. When adding CE information during the online renewal process please make .1 credit = one hour; for example, CE credit of .8 awarded for a full day program must be entered as 8.0 CE hours in the online renewal process. A CE calculator will total the hours for each category. Press the "Submit and Return To Menu" button to return to the menu. If you added the required minimum hours the red arrow will change to green next to Part III on the menu.
Affirmation of Application
After all 3 parts have been completed and the information validated, the Submit Application and Pay Fee button will be activated. Press this button to affirm your application and select a payment method. You may pay your renewal fee online using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit cards or mailing a check with a copy of your online receipt to the BOARD OF AUD/HAD/SLP,
PLEASE PRINT OUT A COPY OF YOUR RENEWAL APPLICATION AND RECEIPT AFTER PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.