TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-35.2
Opticians

SECTION 5-35.2-2


§ 5-35.2-2 Qualification of optician applicants.

(a) Every applicant for licensure shall present satisfactory evidence, in the form of affidavits properly sworn to, that he or she:

(1) Is of good moral character; and

(2) Has graduated from a two (2) year school of opticianry approved by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges or an equivalent regional accrediting authority or other accrediting authority as may be approved by the department with consultation from the advisory committee; and

(3) Has successfully passed the national opticianry competency examination or any other written examination approved by the department with consultation from the advisory committee; and

(4) Has successfully passed a practical examination approved by the department with consultation from the advisory committee.

(b) Every applicant for licensure who is or has been licensed in an alternate jurisdiction shall present satisfactory evidence in the form of affidavits properly sworn to that he or she:

(1) Is of good moral character; and

(2) Has graduated from high school; and

(3) Has graduated from a two (2) year school of opticianry approved by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges or an equivalent regional accrediting authority or other accrediting authority as may be approved by the department with consultation from the advisory committee; or has successfully completed a two (2) year opticianry apprenticeship program; and

(4) Has held a valid license to practice opticianry in another state for at least one year and was in good standing during that time; and

(5) Has practiced opticianry in this or any other state for a period of not less than one year; and

(6) Has successfully passed the national opticianry competency examination or any other written examination approved by the department with consultation from the advisory committee; and

(7) Has successfully passed a practical exam approved by the department with consultation from the advisory committee.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 305, § 3; P.L. 2008, ch. 433, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 40, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 48, § 1.)