Hearing Readiness and Conservation

 DoD Hearing Technician Certification Courses

Last Updated: June 26, 2024
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​​​The following is a list of upcoming Hearing Technician Certification Courses sponsored by 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 e​mail

Upcoming Phase 1 Course Dates:


​​DCPH-A Distance Learning
​11 SEPT 2023​14 SEPT 2023​0800​ - 1200 ESTINFO
DCPH-A Distance Learning
​08 JAN 2024​11 JAN 2024​0800 - 1200 ESTINFO
DCPH-A Distance Learning
​11 MAR 2024​14 MAR 2024​1200 - 1600 ESTINFO
DCPH-A Distance Learning
​13 MAY 2024
16 MAY 2024
DCPH-A Distance Learning
08 JUL 2024​11 JUL 2024​1200 - 1600 ESTINFO
DCPH-A Distance Learning
​09 SEPT 202412 SEPT 2024​0800 - 1200 ESTINFO