Basic Audiometry and Hearing Problems

School audiometrists administer tests on students to assess and measure hearing. This online course examines the anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism including the nature of the acoustic stimulus, hearing disorders, problems of the hard of hearing, and pure-tone audiometry. The course leads to the Certificate of Registration as a School Audiometrist, granted by the California Department of Health Services, upon successful completion (4 units, quarter system).

A computer with Internet access and a reliable e-mail address are required and software must include Microsoft Word. You also need access to a portable audiometer and a proctor (preferably a licensed audiologist, but a certified school audiometrist is acceptable) to sign off on your practical assignments. The final exam is both a written (on the Internet) and a practical (in person) exam that must be proctored by a licensed audiologist. There is also a required textbook. Details of course requirements are sent to students upon registration.

How You Will Benefit

  • Work independently to complete the bulk of the course online.
  • Use precision hearing testing equipment, which includes frequent testing for calibration and function.
  • Gain knowledge to perform screening and threshold tests.
  • Learn to keep accurate records and prepare reports as required or indicated.
  • Successfully complete the course and earn 4 quarter units of degree-applicable-level credit.
  • Qualify to apply directly to the California Dept. of Health Services for a School Audiometrist Certificate.

Who Should Attend

Public school personnel, school nurses or anyone else interested in becoming a school audiometrist, and administering hearing tests in a school environment.

Certificate Completion

The Audiometrist Certificate can be obtained by submitting an application, a fee and an official transcript showing completion of this course to the Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.

  • Spring 2017 - 4/3-6/17/17

Course Fees* - $560

* Fees are subject to change

Schedule of Classes
The course is offered every quarter. See below for registration details
Schedule No.
Registration Deadline
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Spring 2017
2017 (Section 51)
April 3-June 17
Molly Granado
April 3
Spring 2017
2017 (Section 52)
April 3-June 17
Molly Granado
April 3