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Health and Social Services

Hearing Aid Practitioner

Hearing aid practitioners examine and evaluate adult human hearing as it relates to hearing acuity, sensitivity, and communication. They select and fit appropriate hearing instruments.


College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA)
CHAPA Registrar
Suite 105
17707 – 105th Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5S 1T1

Call: 780-760-4327




Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act [pdf], Health Professions Restricted Activity Regulation [pdf],  and Hearing Aid Practitioners Profession Regulation [pdf], registration with the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA) is mandatory. Only registered members who are authorized by CHAPA may perform restricted activities specified in the Regulations. This includes those who:

  • Meet identified competency requirements and provide professional services directly to the public
  • Teach the practice of the profession to members or students of the profession
  • Supervise registered members who provide services to the public
  • Call themselves hearing aid practitioners

What You Need

To become a registered hearing aid practitioner (RHAP) in Alberta, you need to successfully complete:

There are other statuses for CHAPA members.

A hearing aid practitioner (HAP):

  • Has completed the academic requirement, ILE, and practical exam
  • Must work under the indirect supervision of an approved mentor

A hearing aid student intern:

  • Has completed the academic requirement
  • Must work under the direct supervision of an approved mentor

Applicants who have been out of practice for a period also may have to demonstrate that they are currently competent to practice.

For details about all registration requirements, contact CHAPA or visit the CHAPA website.

Working in Alberta

Hearing aid practitioners who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the CHAPA website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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