(1) An applicant for licensure meeting the requirements of T.C.A. § 4-3-1304(d)(1) may:
(a) Be issued a license upon application and payment of all fees required for issuance of a regular license of the same type if, in the opinion of the Board, the requirements for certification or licensure of such other state are substantially equivalent to the requirements in Tennessee; or
(b) Be issued a temporary license as described herein if the Board determines the applicant's license is not substantially equivalent, as set forth in subsection (a) above, but the applicant could perform additional acts, including - but not limited to education, training, or experience ("applicant's additional requirements"). The Board may issue a temporary license upon application and payment of all fees required for issuance of a regular license of the same type which shall allow such person to perform services as if fully licensed for a set period of time that is determined to be sufficient for the applicant to complete applicant's additional requirements.
1. After completing applicant's additional requirements and providing the Board with sufficient proof thereof as may be required, a full license shall be issued to the applicant with an issuance date of the date of the original issuance of the temporary license and an expiration date as if the full license had been issued at that time providing the Board determines that there have been no intervening issues to prevent such licensure.
2. A temporary license shall be issued for a period of less than the length of a renewal cycle for a permanent license.
3. A temporary license shall expire upon the date set by the Board and shall not be subject to renewal except through the completion of applicant's additional requirements, as required by the Board or by an extension of time granted for good cause by the Board.
4. Should an extension to a temporary license cause the license to be in effect longer than the renewal cycle of a permanent license then the holder of the temporary license shall file a renewal application with such documentation and fees, as are required by the Board for all other renewals of a permanent license of the same type.
(2) Military education, training, or experience completed by a person described at T.C.A. § 4-3-1304(d)(1)(B)(ii)(a)-(c) shall be accepted toward the qualifications, in whole or in part, to receive any license issued by the Board if such military education, training, or experience is determined by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the education, training, or experience required for the issuance of such license.
(3) Any licensee who is a member of the national guard or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States called to active duty whose license expires during the period of activation shall be eligible to be renewed upon the licensee being released from active duty without payment of late fees or other penalties.
(a) The license of a person described in paragraph (3) shall be eligible for renewal pursuant to this subsection for one (1) year from the person's release from active duty.
(b) Any person renewing under paragraph (3) shall provide the Board such supporting documentation evidencing activation as may be required by the Board prior to renewal of any license pursuant to this subsection.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0680-07-.15
New rule filed November 17, 2016; effective 2/15/2017.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 62-6-506, 62-6-507, 62-6-513, and 4-3-1304.

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