(1) Any person may obtain a hearing instrument specialist license under the Hearing Instrument Specialists Practice Act by successfully passing a qualifying examination if the applicant:
(a) Is at least twenty-one years of age; and
(b) Has an education equivalent to a four-year course in an accredited high school.
(2) The qualifying examination shall consist of written and practical tests. The examination shall not be conducted in such a manner that college training is required in order to pass. Nothing in this examination shall imply that the applicant is required to possess the degree of medical competence normally expected of physicians.
(3) The department shall give examinations approved by the board. A minimum of two examinations shall be offered each calendar year.