(A) In individual cases involving disability, illness, or undue hardship, the athletic trainers section may grant waivers of continuing education requirements, or extensions of time within which to fulfill these requirements, not to exceed two calendar years.
(1) To apply for a waiver or extension due to undue hardship, the licensee must submit a written application on forms established by the section and signed by the licensee no later than July first of the renewal year.
(2) To apply for a waiver due to disability or illness, the licensee must obtain, complete, and submit the waiver or extension form to the athletic trainers section no later than July first of the renewal year. This form must also be signed by a licensed physician in good standing verifying that the licensee suffers from a disability or illness.
(B) The athletic trainers section may, as a condition of any waiver granted, require the applicant to make up a certain portion of the minimum continuing education requirements being waived for the renewal cycle.
(C) The deadlines in paragraphs (A)(1) and (A)(2) of this rule may be waived at the discretion of the athletic trainers section.