Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 345-5-.01 - Licensure by Endorsement

Any applicant holding a current license, in good standing, as a massage therapist issued by another jurisdiction, state, or territory of the US or foreign country whose licensure requirements are substantially equal to or exceeds the Georgia licensure requirements, shall apply for licensure by endorsement by submitting an application on a form provided by the Board, accompanied by the appropriate fee (see fee schedule) and provide the following:

(a) all supporting documents must be provided to the Board in the English language.

Documents must be translated by a reputable source subject to the discretion of the Board; and,

(b) verification that an applicant is at least 18 years of age; and,
(c) has a high school diploma, GED, or recognized equivalent; and,
(d) is a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the United States, and,
(e) has a satisfactory result from a fingerprint record check report conducted by the Georgia Crime Information Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as determined by the Board. The applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with the performance of such background check (see instructions on how to register and complete the fingerprint check posted at www.sos.ga.gov/plb/massage, Application Downloads link); and,
(f) official verification of current licensure as a massage therapist, in good standing, from another jurisdiction, state, or territory of the United States or foreign country, including a copy of its licensing laws for massage therapist, whose standards for licensure meet or exceed those required by Georgia.
(g)The Board may request additional verification of any requirements or credentials as it may deem necessary.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 345-5-.01
O.C.G.A.ยงยง 43-1-3, 43-1-7, 43-1-19, 43-1-24, 43-1-25, 43-24A-7 and 43-24A-13.
Original Rule entitled "Licensure by Endorsement" adopted. F. July 5, 2007; eff. July 25, 2007. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Sept. 9, 2008; eff. Sept. 29, 2008. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. July 2, 2009; eff. July 22, 2009. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov. 3, 2010; eff. Nov. 23, 2010. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Oct. 30, 2013; eff. Nov. 19, 2013.

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