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Chapter 750-4 APPLICATIONS, EXAMINATIONS AND ENDORSEMENT

Rule 750-4-.01 Applications for Examination

(1) All applications for examination and re-examination, together with the required fee shall be submitted to the designated agent of the Board. Completed applications for examination and re-examination must be received by the designated agent no later than 45 days before the scheduled examination.
(2) The Board through its designated agent, will provided reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The request for an accommodation by an individual with a disability must be in writing and received by the designated agent of the Board by the application deadline along with appropriate documentation, as indicated in the Request for Disability Accommodation Guidelines.

Rule 750-4-.02 Application for Certificate

Upon passing the examination described in this chapter, a qualified applicant may apply for certificate. The application must be submitted to the Board accompanied by documentation that the course work, education, and experience requirements were met prior to taking the examination, as reported by the applicant on the application for examination. A non-refundable application fee must be submitted with the application for certificate.

Rule 750-4-.03 Certification by Endorsement

(1) The Board may, upon application, issue a certificate without examination to any person who holds a certificate in good standing issued by another country or by any state, territory, or possession of the United States when the following criteria are fulfilled:
(a) The country, state, territory, or possession of the United States has, in the opinion of the Board, requirements substantially similar to those of the Board;
(b) The applicant must submit a written application for certification by endorsement on forms which will be provided by the Board;
(c) An endorsement form must be completed by the country, province, state, territory, or possession of the United States of certification and submitted to the Board specifying that the applicant has a current certification and is in good standing;
(d) The applicant must have earned a minimum of a high school diploma or GED certificate and must provide proof of education when he/she submits his/her application to the Board;
(e) The applicant must submit the appropriate application fee. (See Fee Schedule.) The application fee is non-refundable.
(2) In the event that the applicant cannot satisfy the standards above, the applicant may apply for certification under Rule 750-3-.04 entitled Requirements.
(3) The Board shall maintain a written list of current approved countries, provinces, and states, territories, and possessions of the United States from which applicants may be endorsed. Such list may be furnished upon request.

Rule 750-4-.04 Examinations

(1) Examinations shall be offered at least six times annually at time and location designated by the Board.
(2) An applicant must pass a written examination in order to receive a certificate.

Rule 750-4-.05 Repealed

Rule 750-4-.06 Military Spouses and Transitioning Service Members

(1) As used in this rule, the following terms shall mean:
a. "Board" means the State Board of Examiners for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts.
b. "License" means any license issued by the State Board of Examiners for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts.
c. "Military" means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
d. "Military spouse" means a spouse of a service member or transitioning service member.
e. "Service member" means an active or reserve member of the armed forces, including the National Guard.
f. "Transitioning service member" means a member of the military on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.
(2) Effective July 1, 2017, military spouses and transitioning service members may qualify for expedited processing of the license application by showing that the applicant is a military spouse or transitioning service member and that the applicant has paid the fee and meets the requirements for a license under the law and rules for the type of license for which the applicant has applied.