Renewal Information


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The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to renew your license on this website. Visit our Help CenterFAQsContinuing Education and Resources  page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information. If you have additional questions about your renewal process, please contact a renewal specialist.

Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for an Hearing Aid Specialist.

Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on February 28, 2019.

To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at info@floridashearingaidspecialists.gov to request your reactivation requirements.

If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  • Completed renewal application
  • Required fees

Renewal Instructions:
Please select the answer below that best applies to you for further instructions.

Have you registered for an account and linked your license in the MQA Online Services Portal since 2015?

No, I have not registered for an account

  1. Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the ‘Renew A License’ button.
  2. Select NO, review the Getting Started in MQA’s Online Services Portal instructions.
  3. If you have not created an account in the new MQA Online Services Portal, select REGISTER to complete New User Registration. You must register for a new account using a valid email address.
  4. Follow the prompts to create your new account.
  5. After you Sign In with your new user ID and password, you will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need four (4) items:
    1. Your License Number
    2. Your Social Security Number
    3. Your date of birth
    4. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your physical license)
  6. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  7. During renewals, a “Renew My License” section will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” section, please check back at a later time).

Yes, I have registered for an account, and linked my license

  1. Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the ‘Renew A License’ button.
  2. Select YES and you will be taken to MQA Online Services.
  3. If you have already created an account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. During renewals, a “Renew My License” section will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “Renew My License” section, please check back at a later time).

Yes, I have registered for an account, but I have not linked my license

  1. Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the ‘Renew A License’ button.
  2. Select YES and you will be taken to MQA Online Services.
  3. If you have an account but have not linked your license to your account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. Once on your account, you must select Add My License or Previous Application to link your license. You will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need four (4) items:
    1. Your License Number
    2. Your Social Security Number
    3. Your date of birth
    4. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your physical license)
  5. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  6. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Additional Information:

You may renew online if you have a credit or debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that you can now renew online, print a copy of your application summary and mail it with your cashier’s check or money order to:

Division of Medical Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 6320
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health. If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$380.00
Inactive to Inactive$380.00
Active to Inactive$380.00
Inactive to Active$530.00
Active to Retired$55.00
Inactive to Retired$55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$755.00
Inactive to Inactive$755.00
Active to Inactive$1,130.00
Inactive to Active$1,280.00
Active to Retired$805.00
Inactive to Retired$805.00

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active$1,260.00
Inactive to Inactive$1,135.00
Active to Inactive$1,135.00
Inactive to Active$1,410.00
Active to Retired$935.00
Inactive to Retired$810.00

Licenses become Null & Void1 on March 1, 2019.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

 

 

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 1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Required Subject AreaRequired Number of HoursImportant Information
General Hours14
Laws and Rules2
HIV/AIDS2
Medical Error2

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First Biennium Renewal:  Hearing Aid Specialists initially licensed in the biennium are exempt from completing continuing education

CE Reporting Information →

Board Rule Approved Providers

  • Courses approved by the International Hearing Society
  • Board approved courses – listed in CEBroker

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium

  • 2 hours for attending a Board meeting

Helpful Information

  • The licensee may only receive continuing education credit for in-person contact hours.

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View Florida Statute

Florida Statutes

Chapter 484, Part II, Title XXXII: Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids

Chapter 456, Title XXXII: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions

Chapter 120, Title X: Administrative Procedure Act

Florida Administrative Code

Rules: Chapter 64B-6: Board of Hearing Aid Specialists

Rules: Chapter 64B: Division of Medical Quality Assurance