Hearing Aid Dispenser Walk-In Examination

Exam Procedures (January – June 2019)

You must have submitted your completed application to the Division of Licensing Services and received an admission card/notice before walking in to take an exam for Hearing Aid Dispenser Registration. Refer to schedule below to find the most convenient location, date and time for you to take an upcoming exam. A Hearing Aid Dispenser Registration will not be issued until you pass both the written and practical exams.
Seats are limited and assigned on a first-come/first-served basis. If you are late, you will not be admitted into the exam.

What To Bring

  1. A form of government issued signature identification which must be photo-bearing. Your identification MUST BE CURRENT (not expired) and from the following list:
    • driver's license
    • state issued identification (ex. non-driver ID)
    • military ID
    • United States Passport
    • Employment Authorization Card (issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
    • United States INS issued ID
    • Certificate of US citizenship
    • Foreign Passport
    • IDNYC (NYC Resident ID card)
    • Brazilian, Mexican, Honduran, and Ecuadorian Consular ID

  2. $50 exam fee. The initial $50 fee is to be paid in advance. This entitles you to take one written exam and one practical exam. For each component that you retake, there will be an additional fee of $50 payable at the time of the exam. You may pay by check or money order made payable to the Department of State or charge the fee to MasterCard or Visa. Cash will not be accepted. A $20 fee will be charged for any returned check. Examination fees are nonrefundable.

  3. Admission notice.

Test Center Policies

Calculators are permitted if they are battery or solar powered, silent, nonprinting and do not contain an alphabetic keyboard. PDA's are not allowed.

Cellular phones, beepers and any other electronic devices MUST be turned off during the exam.

Dictionaries, books, other reference materials, large bags and briefcases are not allowed at the test center. Do not bring these materials to the test center as there is no place to store them.

Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted at the test center. If you bring food or beverages, you will be asked to dispose of them before entering the test center.

Visitors, guests and children are not permitted at the test center.

Any person found using notes, books, or other aids; giving or receiving help; removing examination materials or notes from the test center; causing a disturbance or engaging in practices contrary to the rules of proper examination conduct will be dismissed from the test center. Any decisions regarding disciplinary measures will be made by the Exam Supervisor at the Department of State.

Score Reporting

All exam results are reported as either passed or failed; you will not get a numerical score.

You will be notified by mail as soon as your exam results are available.

You will be issued a certificate of registration only after you pass both the written and the practical exams, your proofs of course instruction and traineeship have been reviewed and deemed satisfactory (if required) and your application and fee have been submitted.

Hearing Aid Dispenser Walk-In Examination - About the Exam

Exam Fee: $50

The exam is multiple choice.

Exam topics include: License law; puretone audiometry; hearing analysis; hearing aids and instruments; infection control; acoustics; anatomy and physiology of the human ear; disorders of hearing; and professional conduct.

Applicants will be allowed 2½ hours to complete the test. The allotted time begins at the conclusion of the instructions.

Walk-In Examination Schedule
January – June 2019
Hearing Aid Dispenser

Test sites and times are subject to change and exams may be canceled due to weather conditions or other emergencies. If hazardous weather conditions exist in your area, you may check the Department of State's Twitter (@NYSDOS) and/or Facebook (facebook.com/NewYorkDepartmentOfState/) or call 518-474-4429 to see if an exam has been canceled. Please do not call the test centers listed below.

If you need assistance or exam information, you may contact a Division of Licensing Services office in your area or call the Albany phone center at 518-474-4429. TDD users may contact the New York State relay operator at 1-800-662-1220. Persons with disabilities who require accessibility information may call 518-474-4429.
No one will be admitted to an examination after the specified starting time.

On the following MONDAYS at 9:30 a.m.













at these locations:


(Alfred E. Smith State Office Building)
80 South Swan Street
Albany, New York 12239
Note: Located at the corner of Washington Avenue and South Swan Street



(State Office Building)
44 Hawley Street, 15th floor
Binghamton, NY 13901



(State Office Building)
65 Court Street, Main Floor, Hearing Room, Part 5
Buffalo, NY 14202



(VFW Hall)
68 Lincoln Road, Basement
Franklin Square, NY 11010

Note: N6 Bus Route on Hempstead Turnpike

From the East: take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 16N, Franklin Ave.

From NYC/West: take the Cross Island Parkway SOUTH to the Southern State Parkway EAST. Take exit 15, Franklin Ave., turn left at the 2nd light onto Franklin Ave.

On Franklin Ave.: turn RIGHT onto Hempstead Turnpike and go 5 blocks. Turn LEFT onto Lincoln Rd. (7-Eleven on corner). The VFW Hall and parking lot are on the RIGHT.



(Perry Duryea State Office Building)
250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Basement Conference Room
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Note: Building sits back off highway. Look for the green sign near the road.



123 William Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Note: (Enter doors to left of main lobby doors and take escalator to 2nd floor)



(Rockland County Fire Training Center)
35 Firemen's Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970



(Finger Lakes DDSO)
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Note: Take NYS Thruway to Exit 46, take 390 North to Exit 16, turn right on East Henrietta Road, turn right at 2nd traffic light
onto Westfall Road, Finger Lakes DDSO is on left. Park in lot on right. DO NOT ENTER THROUGH MAIN LOBBY.
Look for Sign, "New York State Testing."



(State Office Building)
333 E. Washington Street, Main Floor, Hearing Room A
Syracuse, NY 13202



(State Office Building)
207 Genesee Street, 1st Floor, Room 107
Utica, NY 13501