4779-5-02 Admission to the examination.

(A) An applicant for Ohio examination must have an approved application for licensure form on file with the board. Before an applicant may be issued a license or endorsement or be approved to sit for the examination as an Ohio candidate, the applicant must demonstrate that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements of section 4779.09 of the Revised Code as well as the requirements for the particular license type.

(B) In the case of an applicant for licensure pursuant to sections 4779.10, 4779.11, and 4779.12 of the Revised Code, if the applicant has not already taken and passed the written and written simulation examinations as administered by the American board for certification in orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics (ABCOPP) for the respective practitioner areas of practice, the board shall notify the American board for certification in orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics of the applicant's approved status for taking the Ohio license exam in orthotics or prosthetics, whichever is indicated. The applicant is responsible for exam fees and all costs and fees associated with that exam shall be paid to the ABCOPP or its contracted testing agency.

(C) In the case of an applicant for licensure pursuant to section 4779.13 of the Revised Code, if the candidate has not already taken and passed an exam for certification in pedorthics in accordance with the requirements of rule 4779-5-01 of the Administrative Code, the board shall provide the applicant with a statement documenting the applicant's approved status for taking the Ohio license exam in pedorthics, and of the board's approval of the candidate's application. The applicant is responsible for exam fees and all costs and fees associated with that exam shall be paid in accordance with the requirements of the testing provider.

(D) In the case of an applicant for a temporary license pursuant to section 4779.18 of the Revised Code, the successful application submitted and processed shall be considered to stand as the application for a full license pursuant to section 4779.10, 4779.11, 4779.12, or 4779.13 of the Revised Code, and the successful applicant shall be issued a statement documenting the applicant's approved status to sit for exam pursuant to any arrangements between the board and the testing provider. Such an approval to sit for exam notice shall be effective for up to two years, in accordance with the statutory limitation of the duration of the temporary license as provided for in section 4779.18 of the Revised Code. An application for a temporary license pursuant to section 4779.18 of the Revised Code shall also comply with the requirements of rule 4779-6-01 of the Administrative Code.

(E) An applicant approved for admission to exam by the board shall comply with any and all deadlines established by the American board for certification in orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics (ABC), or other test vendor approved for license exam administration by the board.. An approval for admission to exam issued by the board is valid for twenty-four months from date of initial issuance of the approval letter or the associated temporary license, whichever is the later date if different.

(1) An applicant for licensure in orthotics, prosthetics, or prosthetics-orthotics who holds a temporary license issued pursuant to section 4779.18 of the Revised Code may renew the license one time in accordance with division (B) of that section. Such an applicant may not have a subsequent application for a temporary license approved unless the application includes documentation of any attempts to pass the examinations and a plan to address any learning deficits indentified in the examinations.

(2) An applicant for licensure in pedorthics who holds a temporary license issued pursuant to section 4779.18 of the Revised Code may renew the license one time in accordance with division (B) of that section. Such an applicant may not have a subsequent application for a temporary license approved unless the application includes documentation of at least two attempts to pass the examination during the two-year lifetime of the renewed temporary license and a plan to address any learning deficits identified in the examinations.

Effective: 7/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/30/2016 and 01/15/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4779.08
Rule Amplifies: 4779.09, 4779.10, 4779.11, 4779.12, 4779.13, 4779.15, 4779.18
Prior Effective Dates: 8/9/02, 04/09/2007; 11/01/2008, 11/01/2010, 04/01/2013