Laws and Rules

Century Code (Laws) and Administrative Code (Rules) are developed by state government to ensure that educational standards are in place for practitioners. These laws and rules help to ensure that the public (those receiving our services) are protected from unlawful and unethical practices. These laws provide guidance to practitioners to ensure that they are working within their scope of practice and within their code of ethics.

The North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology was developed in 1983.

Board members are appointed by the Governor. Board members serve one term (3 years) and are allowed to serve no more than 2 consecutive terms.

For more information, please review the below links:
Century Code (Law) Ch. 43-37

Administrative Code (Rules): Title 11

North Dakota is a dual licensure state. Audiologists in North Dakota cannot dispense hearing aids under an audiology license. Audiologists who dispense hearing aids in the state of North Dakota must obtain a hearing aid dispenser license. Please review the ND Century Code pertaining to Hearing Aid Dealers at North Dakota Century Code t43c33 ( and the ND Administrative Rules at Administrative Code | North Dakota Legislative Branch ( If you wish to contact the Board of Hearing Aid Specialists, please visit Boards (

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