The Board will consider applications by Endorsement for
military spouses and transitioning service members as defined in O.C.G.A.
43-1-34 (2017) subject to the
As used in this rule,
the following terms shall mean:
means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
2. "Military spouse" means a spouse of a
service member or transitioning service member.
3. "Service member" means an active or
reserve member of the armed forces, including the National Guard.
4. "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.
A military spouse or transitioning
service member may qualify for a license by endorsement where the applicant:
1. Holds a license in good standing from
another state for which the training, experience, and testing substantially
meet or exceed the requirements to obtain a license as a Dispensing Optician in
2. Has submitted to the
Board a verification of licensure from the appropriate licensing agency of
another state showing that the applicant's active license is in good standing
in that state;
3. Has submitted
documentation satisfactory to the Board which verifies the applicant's status
as a military spouse or transitioning service member as defined in O.C.G.A.
4. Has submitted a completed application for
licensure by endorsement on a form approved by the Board, has paid the required
(c) 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 laws and rules
for the type of license for which the applicant has applied.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 420-5-.02
entitled "Licensee in Military Service" was filed and effective on
June 30, 1965.
Amended: Rule repealed. Filed March 3, 1981; effective
March 23, 1981.
Adopted: New Rule entitled "Military Spouses and
Transitioning Service Members Licensure by Endorsement". F.
Nov. 8, 2017; eff.
Nov. 28, 2017.