(A) Examinations may be held by the board or a testing service approved by the board. Examinations shall be held twice annually in Columbus, Ohio, or at such other times and places as may be designated by the board.
(B) Examinations shall be designed to measure specific performance requirements, be professionally constructed and validated, and be independently and objectively administered and scored in order to determine the applicant's competence to dispense optical aids as a licensed spectacle dispensing optician, a licensed contact lens dispensing optician, a licensed spectacle-contact lens dispensing optician, or a licensed ocularist.
(C) The board or testing service shall designate the time, place and date of each qualifying examination and have available all materials and equipment that are necessary for applying for such qualifying examination at least ninety days before the examination.
(D) The board or testing service shall provide applications upon request for each qualifying examination and require that the completed applications and examination fees be submitted to same not later than sixty days before the examination.
(E) The board or testing service shall code all applications and examinations in such a manner as to ensure that those who are responsible for the grading of examinations are unable to discriminate against any applicant on the basis of; race, age, sex, creed, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, place of employment, or intended place of employment.