A. A practitioner is exempt from providing proof to the Board of having met the continuing education requirement for 12 months from the license issuance date if:
(1) The practitioner is registering the veterinary license for the first time; and
(2) Reinstatement of the license is not required.
B. If a practitioner fails to register the veterinary license within 12 months following notification from the Board of having met the legal requirements for licensure, the practitioner shall meet the legal requirements for licensure, as provided in COMAR 15.14.08 or 15.14.09, as applicable.