(A) As provided for in division (B)(6) of section 935.05 of the Revised Code and division (B)(5) of section 935.08 of the Revised Code, an applicant for a wildlife shelter permit, a wildlife propagation permit, a restricted snake possession permit, or a restricted snake propagation permit may take a written examination in lieu of proving two years experience in the care of the dangerous wild animals or restricted snakes that are the subject of the application.
(B) Opportunity to take examinations will be provided at such times and places as determined by the director in consideration of the number and location of requests, but there shall be at least four opportunities to take an examination per year.
(C) No less than thirty days prior to an examination, the dates and locations will be announced on the department's website and pending applicants shall be informed by first-class mail.
(D) Registration for exams shall be on a form provided on the department's website,
(E) Registration forms must be received by the department two business days prior to the examination, and may be returned to the department by mail, email, or fax.
(F) Applicants who fail to pass an examination may apply to be re-tested at the next scheduled examination.
(G) Each examination shall consist of a core examination that will assess the applicant's knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of permit holders specific to the type of permit for which the applicant is applying.
(H) All examinations will contain a species specific section, which will assess that applicants have sufficient knowledge to provide for the proper diet, heath care, exercise needs, and housing of the dangerous wild animals or restricted snakes listed on the permit application.