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Administrative Review and Issuance of Applications
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Application Overview

Completed Application Received & Reviewed

Applications are reviewed in the Board office in the order received. Priority of applications is assigned based on the date the application is received in the office and the date the office has a fully completed application. An application is not considered complete until all requested documentation has been received. Please allow sufficient time for processing of your application.  Paper applications may take 4-6 weeks longer to review and process.

To expedite processing of an application, be sure to include the required, nonrefundable fee, and submit all required documents and credentials. Each application has a checklist that details all required documents and credentials. Upon receipt, applications are reviewed for completeness. After reviewing each application, staff will notify the applicant about how to resolve any problems identified by the reviewers.  Correspondence, when possible, is forwarded by email.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are considered active for only 180 days from the date the application is received in the Board office. If an applicant has not supplied all requested documentation within 180 days, a new application and fee must be submitted before a license will be issued. If the applicant does not meet the requirements for a license or permit, the application will be considered incomplete.

How to Submit an Application

You can file an application for license, registration or permit online here. Applications submitted online are processed more quickly than paper applications. Upon submission of the application and payment of the fee(s) owed, the application is routed to the appropriate staff member for review.

You may access forms needed as part of the application process here. The forms are also linked in the online services website. Legible electronic copies, including photographs, are generally accepted for the purposes of documentation.

Administrative Issuance of License/Permit or Referral to License/Registration Committee

If the final review of an application indicates no questions or concerns regarding the applicant's qualifications for licensure, the executive director may authorize staff to administratively grant the license or permit.

The executive director may also refer the application to the License/Registration Committee for review and consideration for matters including, but not limited to, prior criminal history, chemical dependence, competency, physical or psychological illness, malpractice claims or settlements, or professional disciplinary history are relevant in determining the applicants’ qualifications for license, permit, or registration.

Following review and consideration of a referred application, the License Committee may, at its discretion:

  • Defer final action if there is a pending investigation or disciplinary action;
  • Request that the applicant appear for an interview;
  • Recommend issuance of the license or permit;
  • Recommend denial of the license or permit; or
  • Recommend issuing the license or permit under certain terms and conditions or with certain restrictions.
  • Refer the license or permit application to the Board for review and consideration without recommendation.

Final Board Action on Committee Recommendation

Following review and consideration of an application referred by the License/Registration Committee the Board takes final action to:

  1. Authorize the issuance of the license or permit,
  2. Deny the issuance of the license or permit, or
  3. Authorize the issuance of the license or permit under certain terms and conditions or with certain restrictions.

The Board may deny an application for license or permit for any of the following reasons:

  1. Failure to meet the requirements for the license or permit.
  2. Failure to provide accurate and truthful information, or the omission of material information.
  3. For any of the grounds for which licensure may be revoked or suspended.

Denial of Licensure – Appeal Process

Prior to denial of licensure, the Board issues a written Preliminary Notice of Denial that cites the factual basis for denying the application. An applicant who receives a Preliminary Notice of Denial may appeal the notice and request an appeal hearing. At the appeal hearing, the applicant has the burden to persuade the Board of their qualifications for licensure. After the hearing, the Board may grant the license, grant the license with restrictions, or deny the license. If an applicant does not appeal a Preliminary Notice of Denial, the denial automatically becomes final within 30 days of mailing the Preliminary Notice of Denial. Both the Preliminary Notice of Denial and Final Decision of the Board are public records.

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