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49 Pa. Code § 23.12. Application procedure.

§ 23.12. Application procedure.

 (a)  National Board Examination.

   (1)  The applicant shall apply directly to the NBEO for admission to the National Board Examination and pay the required fees at the direction of the NBEO.

   (2)  The applicant is responsible for directing that the NBEO send examination results and other information requested to the Board.

   (3)  Passing scores on the National Board Examination shall be as established by the NBEO for each administration of the National Board Examination.

 (b)  Clinical Skills Assessment Examination.

   (1)  The applicant shall complete an application approved by and obtained from the Board detailing the applicant’s education and experience, and certifying that the applicant has met the requirements for licensure under the act and under this chapter, and return the application to the Board with the license application fee required by §  23.91 (relating to fees) at least 60 days prior to the date of the Clinical Skills Assessment Examination.

   (2)  The applicant shall apply directly to the NBEO for admission to the Clinical Skills Assessment Examination and pay the required fees at the direction of the NBEO.

   (3)  The applicant is responsible for directing that the NBEO send examination results and other information requested to the Board.

   (4)  Passing scores on the Clinical Skills Assessment Examination shall be established by the NBEO for each administration of the Clinical Skills Assessment Examination.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  23.12 amended under sections 3(a)(2) and (14) and (b)(14) and 6(c)(2)(ii) of the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63 P.S. §  244.3(a)(2) and (14) and (b)(14) and 244.6(c)(2)(ii)); and section 812.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  279.3a)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  23.12 adopted September 16, 1965; amended June 22, 1990, effective upon publication and retroactively applicable to July 14, 1989, 20 Pa.B. 3497; amended May 31, 1991, effective June 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2552. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (148338) to (148340).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  23.27a (relating to license by endorsement under 63 Pa.C.S. §  3111).



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