How much does a hearing aid retailer bond cost in Washington?
The Washington Department of Health & Environmental Controls requires hearing aid specialists to post $10,000 surety bonds to legally operate within the state.
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|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost*|
|Hearing Instrument Establishment Bond||$10,000+||Starts at $100||Buy Now|
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Why do I need this bond?
By posting a Washington hearing instrument establishment surety bond, principals (hearing aid providers) pledge to comply with all provisions of Chapter 18.35 RCW of the state of Washington and with all rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary of the Department of Health and the Board of Hearing and Speech. Prohibited acts under this bond include:
- failing to provide a face-to-face test for the fitting of a hearing aid
- using any false advertising
- failing to perform any promise, agreement or warranty
- falsifying any hearing test or results
- and more
The bond protects consumers from financial loss resulting from a principal’s unethical and unlawful business practices up to the full bond amount.
What’s the fine print?
Washington hearing instrument establishment bonds remain in full force and effect until canceled or violated. The surety can cancel the bond at any time by providing written notice to the Health Professionals Quality Assurance Division 10 days prior to the effective date of termination.
How to become a hearing aid retailer in Washington
Licensing requirements state that the licensee must pass a written exam and have at least a two-year degree in a related subject to become a hearing aid provider. It is mandatory to be bonded to become a licensed audiologist or a hearing instrument salesperson in the state of Washington.
Take the first step toward becoming a licensed hearing aid specialist by submitting a bond request today. We make the bonding process fast and easy!
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