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Course ID
Course Title
Hearing Technician Certification Course
Instructional Method
Army Public Health Center
Target Audience
This training is available to those who use the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System-Hearing Conservation (DOEHRS-HC) test software as part of their military or DoD civilian job requirements.

These courses are for military or civilian personnel assigned to Hearing Program responsibilities including the use of the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System-Hearing Conservation (DOEHRS-HC).

Please note: USAPHC courses follow a distributed learning model using a 3-phase format:

- Phase I (virtual instruction) - This portion of the class is completed through on-line synchronous distance learning.  

- Phase II (hands-on practicum) - This portion of the course consists of an on-site hands-on practicum under the direct supervision of a qualified practicum instructor (CAOHC Course Director, audiologist who has completed practicum instructor training, or a qualified technician under the direct supervision of an qualified CAOHC Course Director).  Phase II typically runs for 1.5 days where students practice skills in preparing audiometric equipment, conducting hearing testing, utilizing the DOEHRS-HC system, counseling patients, fitting hearing protection, and providing hearing health education.  Students re-certifying will spend less time in the hands-on portion if they can fully demonstrate competency in the required tasks to their practicum instructor.

- Phase III (written exam) - The written standardized exam is completed following successful completion of the Phase II practica.  The exam must be proctored by the on-site practicum instructor/audiologist and students may choose to complete either the DoD exam or CAOHC standardized exam.  A passing score is 70% or greater.

This course has been approved by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). The CAOHC national certification examination will be administered at the conclusion of the course for those individuals wishing to obtain the optional CAOHC certification. There is NO charge for the course, however, there is a $45 fee payable to CAOHC for those opting to take the national certification examination.

Courses at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD are registered in ATRRS as Course 26A-F51/300-F51. Registration is completed through ATRRS:

It is a violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act for the government to provide non-Federal employees training. This course is closed to non-Federal organizations and individuals. All training required by non-Federal employees can be found in the public sector. Please do not ask for exceptions.


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Upcoming class dates are:

Jul 18-21 2022

Sep 12-15 2022

Nov 14-17 2022

Jan 09-12 2023

Mar 13-16 2023

May 15-18 2023

Jul 17-20 2023

Sep 11-14 2023



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