10.58.07.03

.03 Application Process for Certification, Licensure, and Trainee Status.

A. In order to obtain a certificate or license or to be eligible for trainee status, an applicant shall:

(1) Complete and return the Board-approved application;

(2) Submit an official transcript from an accredited educational institution indicating the:

(a) Completion of the highest degree attained; and

(b) Course work required for:

(i) Licensure;

(ii) Certification; or

(iii) Trainee status;

(3) Pay all applicable fees set forth in COMAR 10.58.02;

(4) Submit to a criminal history background check in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §17-501.1, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(5) Be of good moral character; and

(6) Be at least 18 years old.

B. Applications shall be acted upon as follows:

(1) Within 30 days after receipt of an application, the Board shall determine whether the application is complete;

(2) If the Board determines that the application is not complete, the Board shall send a notice of deficiency to the applicant;

(3) Upon receipt of the notice, the applicant shall correct the deficiency within 90 days, or other period specified in the notice;

(4) If the applicant fails to correct the deficiency within the required period, the application may lapse and the applicant shall be required to:

(a) Submit a new application; and

(b) Pay the nonrefundable fee set forth in COMAR 10.58.02;

(5) If the Board determines that an applicant is eligible to take the required examinations, the Board shall send a notice of approval to the applicant;

(6) Upon receipt of the approval notice, the applicant shall have 1 year from the date of the notice to take the examinations; and

(7) If the applicant fails to take the examinations within 1 year from the date of the approval notice, the requirements set forth under §B(4) of this regulation shall apply.