Continuing professional development is important because it ensures you continue to be competent in the hearing healthcare profession. It is an ongoing process and continues throughout your professional career. 24 continuing education credits are required in the 3 year recertification cycle.



International Hearing Society

Visit and:

  • Click on the Professional Development link in the left-hand column
  • Click on “Self-Study CEs”
  • Select the article
  • Download and print the article and quiz
  • Complete the quiz and mail it to the International Hearing Society with payment


To access the archived webinars for CEs, visit and:

  • Select the desired archived webinar
  • Register and view the webinar
  • Download the quiz
  • Complete the quiz and mail it to the International Hearing Society with payment


Non IHS Member: $59.00 per test

IHS Member: $29.00 per test

Payment in US Funds only




The courses are listed by category and carry the approved IHS course number.


Effective immediately for certificants in the USA, all CEs obtained for re-certification must be approved by AAA, ASHA, or IHS. Check with your CE providers and make sure they have applied for course approval from one of these organizations before taking courses. Most courses are currently being approved by one or all of these organizations. To be on the safe side, please verify with providers before taking courses. This applies to online self-study, live webinars, conferences and training seminars.

You are also eligible to take the NCE when you complete the two-year Hearing Instrument Program at one of the following Colleges or Universities:

  • Bates Technical College
    Hearing Instrument Technology,
    Tacoma, Washington

  • Burlington County College
    Hearing Instrument Sciences,
    Pemberton, New Jersey

  • George Brown
    Hearing Instrument Specialist,
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Conestoga College
    Hearing Instrument Specialist
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

  • Grant MacEwan University
    Hearing Aid Practitioner,
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • Ozarks Technical Community College
    Hearing Instrument Sciences,
    Springfield, Missouri

  • Spokane Falls Community College
    Hearing Instrument Specialist,
    Spokane, Washington


There is no limit to the number of online CEs you may obtain.

Attendance at educational programs, workshops, seminars, including online education

    • All required CEs for recertification may be obtained in this area (a minimum of 24 hours total CEs earned during a 3-year period are required for recertification)
    • Maximum hours allowed in a 3-year period: no limit

Publication of an article in a professional journal

    • Articles published in professional journals must cover topics listed in the NBC-HIS Competency Model. These articles should be submitted at time of printing rather than at the recertification deadline.
    • Maximum hours allowed in a 3-year period: 6 hours

Presentation of a scientific paper or lecture

    • Credit is granted on actual time of presentation, not on preparation time. CEs earned on an hour to hour basis.
    • Maximum hours allowed in a 3-year period: 8 hours

Service as an approved item writer for the NBC-HIS examination committee

    • One CE granted for every ten (10) usable items submitted into the NBC-HIS Examination item bank.
    • Maximum hours allowed in a 3-year period: 8 hours

Service as a member of the NBC-HIS examination committee

    • (NOTE: Service on a state exam or licensing board does NOT qualify for CE credit.)
    • Hours granted for hours worked at duly called meetings.

The NBC-HIS is an independent, non-profit, credentialing organization, established to promote continuing competency assurance of hearing health professionals and to provide a standard of excellence in hearing healthcare for the consumer.

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