Rule 3701-18-23 | Eligibility for the state-administered competency evaluation program.
(A) Except as provided in paragraph (B) of this rule, the following individuals are eligible to register to take the state-administered test:
(1) An individual enrolled in a prelicensure program of nursing education approved by the board of nursing, or by an agency of another state that regulates nursing education, who has provided the director or the director's designee with a certificate from the program indicating that the individual has successfully completed the courses that teach basic nursing skills including infection control, safety and emergency procedures, and personal care;
(2) An individual who has the equivalent of twelve months or more of full-time employment in the preceding five years as a hospital aide or orderly, and who has provided the director or the director's designee written verification of such employment on a form provided by the director and signed by the authorized representative or representatives of the hospital or hospitals where the individual worked. As used in this paragraph, "the equivalent of twelve months or more of full-time experience" means at least one thousand six hundred continuous hours in a twelve month period; and
(3) An individual who does not meet the requirements of division (B)(1), (B)(2), (B)(3), (B)(4), (B)(5), (B)(6), or (B)(7) of section 3721.28 of the Revised Code or paragraph (A)(1) or (A)(2) of this rule but who has, within the preceding twenty-four months, successfully completed a TCEP approved by the director or the director's designee pursuant to division (A) of section 3721.31 of the Revised Code and paragraph (A) of rule 3701-18-06 of the Administrative Code.
(B) An individual registered for a component of the state-administered test and, who on three separate occasions failed to complete the component successfully, shall not be eligible to register for the component again until the individual subsequently successfully completes a TCEP approved under division (A) of section 3721.31 of the Revised Code and paragraph (A) of rule 3701-18-06 of the Administrative Code. Such an individual shall successfully complete both components of the state-administered test after completing the TCEP to be considered to meet the requirements of division (B) of section 3721.28 of the Revised Code and paragraph (B) of rule 3701-17-07.1 of the Administrative Code.