Chapter 6. Audiometrists of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 6.
The governing body of a city, county, city and county or
school district may employ one or more school audiometrists, each of
whom shall be registered with the State Department of Health Services
and possess such qualifications as may at the date of registration
be prescribed by the state department.
Audiometric testing as conducted by the qualified school
audiometrist, pursuant to Section 13300 of the Education Code, or by
other qualified certificated school personnel, as defined in Sections
11751 and 11824 of the Education Code, shall meet the standards
which the State Department of Health Services determines necessary to
insure the adequacy of hearing testing in the schools. Subject to
Section 11822 of the Education Code, audiometric tests may be
administered to school and preschool children in school buildings and
other places as are or may be used by schools, health departments or
other agencies that provide qualified personnel to conduct such
The State Department of Health Services shall, subject to the
provisions of Section 1685, issue certificates of registration to
school audiometrists and to qualified supervisors of health, pursuant
to Sections 11751 and 11823 of the Education Code. The department
shall prescribe such qualifications as may be necessary for the
testing of the hearing of schoolchildren.
Candidates for registration who present evidence of having
satisfactorily completed the required training in audiology and
audiometry at an accredited university or college, as prescribed by
the State Department of Health Services, may be issued certificates
of registration without further examination.
The state department shall require a registration fee not in
excess of ten dollars ($10) for each certificate issued. Such fee
shall be based upon a determination by the department as to the
amount that is reasonably necessary to pay for the costs of the
issuance of certificates of registration.