(A) Each registered apprentice optician who has received a registration to engage in the practice of opticianry or ocularistry as an apprentice optician or apprentice ocularist shall renew his/her respective apprenticeship on or before June thirtieth of each year and pay a non-refundable fee of twenty dollars in a form as prescribed by the board.
(B) At least thirty days prior to the expiration of the apprenticeship, the board shall send notification of renewal to every registered apprentice to whom a registration was issued or renewed during the current period. Failure to receive the board's notification of renewal shall not excuse the apprentice from the renewal requirements.
(C) Each registered apprentice shall complete the apprentice registration renewal application and supply all information necessary to process the application and the renewal fee of twenty dollars. Upon receipt and acceptance of the renewal fee and the completed renewal application, the board shall mail a current, valid registration card to the apprentice no later than thirty days after acceptance.
(D) An incomplete renewal may be returned to the apprentice indicating the reason for such return. If the renewal application is not returned to the board postmarked on or before June thirtieth, the registration will be placed on lapsed status.
(E) Failure to renew an apprentice registration results in the forfeiture of the apprentice's right to engage in the apprenticeship training process as an apprentice optician or apprentice ocularist until all requirements for renewal are met and the current, valid registration card is on display at the place of the practice of optical dispensing or ocularistry as an apprentice.
Replaces: 4726-5-02, 4726-13-01
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4726-7-04
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4725.44
Rule Amplifies: 4725.52
Prior Effective Dates: 11/29/79, 8/4/94 (Emerg.), 10/14/94, 4/4/03, 12/20/01, 1/23/06