Apprentice: Hearing Instrument Specialist in Virginia

I currently work as a patient care coordinator and learning to become an HIS through an online program called Hearing Aid Academy which is teaching me a lot book wise, but I need a sponsor in VA for an apprentice so that I can eventually take the HIS test and get the hands on experience. I would prefer to pay for the test myself instead of a company paying so I don’t have to sign a non-compete. Any HIS or clinical Audiologist in VA area (Harrisonburg VA) willing to take on an apprentice?