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Audiometric Technician

Audiometric technicians administer tests to measure hearing. They work under the supervision of a physician, audiologist or occupational health nurse.

Contact

Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Program Development
Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour
8th Floor, Labour Building
10808 - 99 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T5K 0G5
Phone number: 780-427-2687
Fax number: 780-422-0014
Website: http://work.alberta.ca/occupational-health-safety/1346.html

Legislation

Under Part 16 of Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Code, employers must provide initial (baseline) and follow-up audiometric testing for workers exposed to excess noise at the worksite. These audiometric tests must be administered by an audiometric technician who works in consultation with a physician, audiologist or occupational health nurse designated by the employer.

What You Need

Certification requires successful completion of an audiometric technician training course approved by the Director of Medical Services or an approved equivalent. Re-qualification is required every five years. For official, detailed information about certification requirements, contact Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Program Development, Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.

Working in Alberta

Audiometric technicians who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta if certified audiometric technicians in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

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