A. An applicant for a license as a contestant shall be:
(1) At least 18 years old;
(2) Not more than 36 years old unless special permission is granted by the Commission upon a review of the applicant's experience and physical fitness.
B. An applicant shall submit medical reports required by COMAR 09.14.04.
C. An applicant shall have a licensed manager, licensed second, or qualified licensee certify to the Commission that the applicant is physically competent as a contestant and possesses the skill of a trained contestant in the sport for which the applicant is seeking a license, including:
(1) Competence in the elements of offense and defense;
(2) Clean hitting;
(3) Ring generalship; and
(4) Physical stamina to participate in:
(a) At least four 3-minute rounds of boxing or kickboxing, if the application is for a boxer or kickboxer license; or
(b) At least three 5-minute rounds of mixed martial arts, if the application is for a mixed martial arts contestant license.
D. An applicant shall submit two recent passport-size color photographs with an application.