Haw. Code R. § 16-84-27 - Examination requirements

Current through February, 2022

(a) An applicant for a license to practice massage shall complete an apprenticeship program as outlined in section 16-84-23 or the course of study as a massage student outlined in section 16-84-48 and pass a written clinical competency examination in the English language. The board may contract with professional testing services to prepare, administer, and grade the examination. The examination shall be designed to test an applicant as follows:
(1) Applicant's knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and structural kinesiology; and
(2) Applicant's knowledge of the theory of massage.

A passing grade shall be seventy-five points (75.00). An applicant must have a passing grade in order to be licensed.

(b) The examination shall be conducted within the State four times a year as determined by the board.
(c) Blind persons shall not be exempt from taking the examination to qualify, provided that the written clinical competency examination may be administered orally.
(d) The deadline for submitting the application for examination shall be forty-five days prior to the date of the examination.
(e) An applicant who has taken the massage examination prior to June 4, 1986 and failed one or more parts of the examination shall be given credit for the part or parts passed and be permitted to be reexamined in the parts failed for three consecutive times; provided that reexamination of parts failed will be allowed only through March 1987. Thereafter the applicant forfeits all previous credits and must retake the examination and meet the requirements set forth in this section.


Haw. Code R. § 16-84-27
[Eff 3/28/66; am 4/4/70; am and ren § 16-84-27, 6/22/81; am and comp 4/9/82; am and comp 7/19/87; am and comp 3/26/90] (Auth: HRS § 452-6) (Imp: HRS §§ 452-13(3), 452-14)

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