The following is a list of upcoming Hearing Technician Certification Courses sponsored by the Army Hearing Program at the Defense Centers for Public Health - Aberdeen (DCPH-A). 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: DCPH-A courses follow a distributed learning model using a 3-phase format:
- Phase 1 (classroom instruction) - This portion of the class is completed through on-line synchronous distance learning.
- Phase 2 (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 a qualified CAOHC Course Director). 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 may spend less time in the hands-on portion if they can fully demonstrate competency in the required tasks to their practicum instructor.
- Phase 3 (written exam) - The written standardized exam is completed following successful completion of the Phase 2 practicum. 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.
Please send all registration inquiries to this email.
Upcoming Phase 1 Course Dates: