(A) All applications for licensure as a foreign educated optician or foreign educated ocularist shall be submitted to the board on the appropriate application as designated by the board.
(B) Applications shall be:
(1) Accompanied by a non-refundable fee in a form established by the board and as prescribed in division (B) of section 4725.48 of the Revised Code; and,
(2) Accompanied by such evidence, statements or documents as specified on the application form including but not limited to:
(a) An official transcript in English from the education program submitted to the board directly by the program administrator or designee that includes information sufficient for the board to determine whether the program has educational content and requirements that are substantially similar to those set forth in rule 4726-5-01 of the Administrative Code; or,
(b) Evidence satisfactory to the board of completion of an apprentice program that meets the requirements of section 4725.48 of the Revised Code.
(c) Evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has successfully completed the appropriate state board national qualifying examination for the license sought.
(C) An applicant for licensure as a foreign educated dispensing optician or ocularist shall:
(1) Be at least eighteen years of age;
(2) Be of good moral character;
(3) Be a graduate of a secondary school substantially similar to a high school equivalency diploma.
(4) For a license as a dispensing optician, have completed the requirements as established in paragraphs (C)(4) and (C)(5) of rule 4726-5-01 of the Administrative Code.
(5) For a license as an ocularist, have completed the requirements as established in paragraph (D) of rule 4726-5-03 of the Administrative Code.
(D) In addition to the requirements of this rule, all applicants for licensure as a foreign educated dispensing optician or ocularist shall submit to criminal records checks completed by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in accordance with section 4725.501 of the Revised Code.
(E) If an application for licensure by a foreign educated optician or ocularist submitted to the board remains incomplete for one year, the application shall be considered void. All applications provided or prescribed by the board shall state this limitation.
(F) The appropriate license and wall certificate shall be issued by the board no later than sixty days after approval by the board.