The law provides no express license exemption for your circumstances. However, the law does permit issuance of a temporary license to persons who have dispensed hearing aids in "another state."
The term "state" generally refers to one of the 50 U.S. states. However, that definition would exclude persons who could have satisfied the law but for the fact that they dispensed hearing aids in the District of Columbia (the nation's capitol), or in Pureto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and any other U.S. territory that is not a state.
Given this ambiguity, you could write a letter to the licensing board and request a waiver, based upon your experience, and the fact that you did perform the similar job in "another state," i.e., it is common to call a foreign nation a "state."
If the board rejects your request, then you would have to sue (probably not worth the cost), or simply go through the process of obtaining a license under the regular process.
Note: the Board website can be found at this link.
Hope this helps.
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