The board will recognize for licensure by endorsement any optometrist meeting requirements of section 4725.18 of the Revised Code who has an active license in good standing issued by another state board of optometry or a province of Canada.
The applicant for licensure by endorsement must meet the qualifications as set forth in divisions (A) and (B)(1) to (B)(4) of section 4725.12 of the Revised Code. The applicant must provide proof of being in an active practice of optometry including the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents, for at least three years immediately preceding the application.
The board may require that the applicant pass all or part of the licensing examination accepted by the board under section 4725.11 of the Revised Code if the board determines that testing is necessary to determine the applicants qualifications for issuance of a certificate of licensure and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents certificate under this section.
The board may require copies of all testing given by the state or province from the state board or province in which the applicant was initially examined in order to determine that the test was equivalent to the Ohio examination at the time the applicant was licensed in that state or province.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/20/2008 and 05/19/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4725.09
Rule Amplifies: 4725.18
Prior Effective Dates: 10/20/03