NAB Examination. Except for individuals
applying for licensure by reciprocity, all applicants must first receive Board
approval to take the examination. Applicants must attempt to successfully
complete the NAB examination within one (1) year from when Board approval to
take the examination was granted. Successful completion of the examination is
required before licensure is granted. The licensure examination process shall
be governed by the following:
the Examination. To be admitted to the licensure examination an applicant must:
1. Fully comply with rules 1020-01-.07 and
approval of the Board to take the examination.
1. The Board approves the subjects, scope,
content and format of the NAB examination and adopts the examination as the
licensure examination for Tennessee applicants.
2. Passing scores and grading processes are
determined by NAB. Such passing scores as certified to the Board are adopted by
the Board as constituting successful completion of the licensure
3. Applicants who fail
to successfully complete the examination on the initial attempt may apply to
retake it by complying with the requirements stated in subparagraph (1) (a) of
Applicants who fail
twice to successfully complete the examination shall do the following before
each subsequent retaking:
(i) Complete an
additional A.I.T. program which emphasizes training in the deficient areas and
is at least three (3) months in length; or
(ii) Submit to the Board for approval an
education and training program as an alternative to the additional A.I.T.
program. Any alternative education and training program must be approved by the
Board prior to the applicant beginning such program, and must be successfully
completed before retaking the examination.
5. Applicants who fail twice to successfully
complete the examination may, in the Board's discretion, be required to furnish
a written opinion of his/her reasons for the failure or may be required to
appear before the Board to deliver an oral opinion. Failure of an applicant to
provide the written or oral opinion shall cause the licensure application to be
Jurisprudence Examination. All applicants for licensure must successfully
complete the Board's jurisprudence examination as a prerequisite to licensure.
(a) When an applicant has become eligible for
licensure and has submitted the Jurisprudence Examination Fee as provided in
rule 1020-01-.02(1) (g), the Board shall send notification of such eligibility
and the jurisprudence examination to the applicant.
(b) The examination must be completed and
returned to the Board Administrative Office before the expiration of ninety
(90) days from the date of notification of eligibility, or the applicant shall
forfeit such eligibility and must begin the licensure process over.
(c) The scope, format, and content of the
examination shall be determined by the Board but limited to statutes and rules
governing practices and facilities.
(d) Correctly answering ninety percent (90%)
of the examination questions shall constitute a passing score and successful
completion of the jurisprudence exam. Applicants who fail to achieve a passing
score on the examination may apply to retake it by written request to the Board
Administrative Office and payment of the Jurisprudence Examination Fee as
provided in rule 1020-01-.02(1) (g).
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule certified
June 7, 1974. Amendment filed May 22, 1979; effective July 6, 1979. New rule
filed December 30, 1983; effective January 29, 1984. Amendment filed October
22, 1987; effective December 6, 1987. Amendment filed January 4, 1989;
effective February 18, 1989. Repeal and new rule filed December 17, 1991;
effective January 31, 1992. Repeal and new rule filed December 14, 1999;
effective February 27, 2000. Amendment filed July 31, 2000; effective October
14, 2000. Amendment filed February 20, 2002; effective May 6, 2002. Amendment
filed September 4, 2003; effective November 18, 2003. Amendment filed March 22,
2007; effective June 6, 2007. Amendment filed July 23, 2010; effective October
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-204, 63-16-103, 63-16-104,
63-16-105, and 63-16-106.