Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1020-01-.10 - EXAMINATIONS

(1) 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:
(a) Access to the Examination. To be admitted to the licensure examination an applicant must:
1. Fully comply with rules 1020-01-.07 and 1020-01-.08; and
2. Receive approval of the Board to take the examination.
(b) 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 examination.
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 this rule.
4. 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 closed.
(2) 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. 1020-01-.10
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 21, 2010.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-16-103, 63-16-104, 63-16-105, and 63-16-106.

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