In order to work in the hearing healthcare industry you are required to be a licensed hearing healthcare professional.
There are 2 main hearing healthcare professional groups licensed in Canada: Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists (HISs)
Audiologists must earn an undergraduate degree and complete a Master’s degree in Audiology which lasts from 2-3 years. They are required to complete a mentorship period, pass a licensing exam, and be registered with the regulatory health college in their province.
Hearing Instrument Specialists must study from 2-3 years and participate in an internship. They must also complete an international licensing exam to become fully licensed, and be registered with the regulatory body in their province.
The Hearing Care Professionals who test, program, and fit devices have to be licensed and be a recognized provider by the provincial government where they work.