4765-19-02 Examination alternative to continuing education.

(A) In accordance with section 4765.31 of the Revised Code, an applicant for renewal of a certificate to practice may elect to pass an examination administered or approved by the board as an alternative to completing a continuing education requirement.

(B) A certificate holder who elects to take an examination rather than complete a continuing education program must achieve a passing score on the examination, administered by the board in accordance with section 4765.29 of the Revised Code, for initial certification to practice at the level for which the certificate holder seeks renewal.

(C) A certificate holder who elects to take an examination rather than complete a continuing education program may do so at any time during the last six months prior to the expiration of the holder's certificate to practice.

(D) Such examination must be successfully completed within three attempts.

(E) If a certificate holder is unable to pass the examination prior to the certificate's expiration date, the certificate holder shall not perform any duties for which a certificate to practice is required unless the board has granted such certificate holder an extension.

Replaces: Former 4765-8-09

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/13/2008 and 03/12/2013

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: RC 4765.11

Rule Amplifies: RC 4765.30 , 4765.31

Prior Effective Dates: 6-15-95 (Emer); 9-13-95; 4-28-02; 3-23-03