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Title XXII OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 346

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  346.055.  Requirements for license by examination. — 1. An applicant may obtain a license by successfully passing a qualifying examination of the type described in sections 346.010 to 346.250, provided the applicant:

  (1) Is at least twenty-one years of age;

  (2) Is of good moral character; and

  (3) Until December 31, 2008, has an education equivalent to at least a high school diploma from an accredited high school.

  2. Beginning January 1, 2009, an applicant for a hearing instrument specialist license or a hearing instrument specialist-in-training permit shall demonstrate successful completion of a minimum of sixty semester hours, or its equivalent, at a state or regionally accredited institution of higher education.

  3. Beginning January 1, 2011, an applicant for a hearing instrument specialist license or a hearing instrument specialist-in-training permit shall hold an associate's level degree or higher from a state or regionally accredited institution of higher education.

  4. Beginning January 1, 2013, or any date thereafter when an associate degree program in hearing instrument sciences is available from a state or regionally accredited institution within Missouri, an applicant for a hearing instrument specialist license or a hearing instrument specialist-in-training permit shall hold:

  (1) An associate's degree or higher in hearing instrument sciences; or

  (2) A master's or doctoral degree in audiology from a state or regionally accredited institution.

  5. The provisions of subsections 2, 3, and 4 of this section shall not apply to any person holding a valid Missouri hearing instrument specialist license under this chapter when applying for the renewal of that license. These provisions shall apply to any person holding a hearing instrument specialist-in-training permit at the time of their application for licensure or renewal of said permit.

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(L. 1973 H.B. 396 & 257 § 11, A.L. 1981 S.B. 16, A.L. 1995 S.B. 69, et al., A.L. 2007 H.B. 780 merged with S.B. 308)


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