Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-4-.01 - Temporary License: Military Spouses and Transitioning Service Members

(1) An applicant is eligible for a temporary license when such applicant:
(a) Is identified as a military spouse or transitioning service member, as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-1-34;
(b) Has submitted a complete application for temporary license, along with a fee in the amount established by the Board, and proof of lawful presence in the United States along with an approved secure and verifiable document;
(c) Is a holder of a valid veterinary or veterinary technician license in another state for which the training, experience, and testing substantially meet or exceed the requirements under this state to obtain a license, or has obtained a specialty, certification, training, or experience in the military while a service member which substantially meets or exceeds the requirements to obtain a license in this state.
(2) For the purposes of this rule, an applicant's training, experience and testing is substantially equivalent if the applicant:
(a) Has attained the age of eighteen (18);
(b) Submits proof of an active license in good standing from another state, which is not currently suspended, revoked, or otherwise restricted for any reason.
(3) Issuance of a temporary license shall authorize the holder to practice in this state for a period of up to six (6) months from the date of issuance or until the permanent license is issued, whichever occurs first.
(4) In the discretion of the Board, a temporary license may be renewed for one six-month period only.
(5) The holder of a temporary license may be subject to sanctions as provided in O.C.G.A. § 43-50-41.
(6) An applicant for permanent license who holds a temporary license may be issued a permanent license if the following requirements have been met:
(a) The Board has received proof that the applicant has achieved a passing score on the national examinations accepted by the Board.
1. For veterinary applications, the Board accepts the North American Veterinary Licensure Examination (NAVLE) or the Clinical Competency Test (CCT) and the National Board Examination (NBE).
2. For veterinary technician applicants, the Board accepts the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) or other examination similar in nature and scope.
(b) The applicant has caused the submission of an official transcript(s) directly from:
1. an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine certifying completion of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and the award of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or possesses an ECFVG certificate or its substantial equivalent; or,
2. a veterinary technician program approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association certifying the applicant is a graduate.
(c) If the applicant is applying for a permanent license to be a veterinarian in this state, the applicant must complete and pass the Georgia Law Exam.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-4-.01
O.C.G.A. §§ 43-1-25; 43-1-34; 43-50-2, 43-50-21, 43-50-41, 43-50-42.
Original Rule entitled "Temporary License" was filed on October 8, 1974; effective October 28, 1974. Amended: Filed April 16, 1976; effective 6, 1976. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule of the same title adopted. Filed September 14, 1983; effective October 4, 1983. Amended: F. Dec. 19, 1990; eff. Jan. 8, 1991. Repealed: F. Mar. 10, 2015; eff. Mar. 30, 2015. Adopted: New Rule entitled "Temporary License: Military Spouses and Transitioning Service Members." F. Oct. 13, 2017; eff. Nov. 2, 2017.

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