(A) Any individual who desires to take the examination for a specialty contractor's license issued pursuant to Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code shall file a completed written application with the appropriate specialty section. The application shall be on a form prescribed and furnished by the appropriate specialty section. A fee of twenty-five dollars must be submitted with the application. The submitted application must be notarized and filed with the secretary of the board not more than sixty days or less than thirty days prior to the date of the examination.
(B) An appropriate specialty section may decide, upon a majority vote of the section, that additional information, records, or documentation is needed in order to determine the qualifications of the applicant. Upon that determination, the chairperson of the appropriate specialty section may direct the board's secretary to request the applicant provide additional information in a manner the section deems appropriate.
(C) An applicant who has been approved to take the examination for a contractor's license by the appropriate specialty section shall be notified in writing of the approval. The notification shall include a schedule of test dates and information pertaining to the testing agency authorized to administer the test. The notification shall be sent to the applicant in such a manner that the applicant will receive the notification within a reasonable time prior to the scheduled date of the examination. The approval to take the examination shall be effective for one year. An applicant who fails to take the examination within one year from the date approved shall submit a new application in accordance with this rule.
(D) An applicant, upon notification by the appropriate specialty section of the approval of the application, shall make application to take the examination with the approved testing agency designated on the notification. The approved testing agency shall be responsible for all costs associated with the design, preparation, administration, and scoring of the examination. The approved testing agency may charge a fee to the applicant for those expenses associated with the examination as approved by the administrative section or set forth in contract.
(E) An applicant whose application to take the examination has been denied by the appropriate specialty section shall be notified in writing of the denial and the applicant's right to an adjudication hearing pursuant to rule 4101:16-4-04 of the Administrative Code.