|(a) Administration of Licensing Examinations.
(1) An examination required for any license issued
by the Board will be conducted by the testing service with which the
Board has contracted for the administration of examinations.
(A) The testing service shall schedule and conduct
the examinations in the manner required by the contract between the
Board and the testing service.
(B) Examinations shall be administered at locations
designated by the exam administrator.
(C) The testing service administering the examinations
is required to provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant
with a verifiable disability. Applicants must contact the testing
service to arrange an accommodation. The testing service shall determine
the method of examination, whether oral or written, based on the particular
circumstances of each case.
(2) Each examination shall be consistent with the examination
criteria and examination content outline of the AQB for the category
of license sought. To become licensed, an applicant must achieve a
passing score acceptable to the AQB on the examination.
(3) Successful completion of the examination is valid
for a period of 24 months.
(4) An applicant who fails the examination three consecutive
times may not apply for reexamination or submit a new license application
unless the applicant submits evidence satisfactory to the Board that
the applicant has completed 15 additional hours of qualifying education
after the date the applicant failed the examination for the third
(b) Examination Fees.
(1) The examination fee must be paid each time the
examination is taken.
(2) An applicant who is registered for an examination
and fails to attend shall forfeit the examination fee.
(c) Exam Admission.
(1) To be admitted to an examination, applicants must
present the following documents:
(A) exam registration paperwork as required by the
testing service under contract with the Board; and
(B) official photo-bearing personal identification.
(2) The testing service shall deny entrance to the
examination to any person who cannot provide adequate identification.
(3) The testing service may refuse to admit an applicant
who arrives after the time the examination is scheduled to begin or
whose conduct or demeanor would be disruptive to other persons taking
examinations at the testing location.
(d) Confidentiality of Examination.
(1) The testing service may confiscate examination
materials, dismiss an applicant, and fail the applicant for violating
or attempting to violate the confidentiality of the contents of an
(2) No credit shall be given to applicants who are
dismissed from an examination, and dismissal may result in denial
of an application.
(3) The Board, or the testing service under contract
with the Board, may file theft charges against any person who removes
or attempts to remove an examination or any portion thereof or any
written material furnished with the examination whether by actual
physical removal or by transcription.
(4) The Board may deny, suspend, or revoke a license
for disclosing to another person the content of any portion of an
|Source Note: The provisions of this §153.11 adopted to be effective March 2, 1992, 17 TexReg 1231; amended to be effective November 10, 1993, 18 TexReg 7542; amended to be effective March 1, 1997, 22 TexReg 1717; amended to be effective January 1, 2006, 30 TexReg 8689; amended to be effective December 31, 2007, 32 TexReg 9987; amended to be effective November 9, 2008, 33 TexReg 8943; amended to be effective September 20, 2010, 35 TexReg 8496; amended to be effective November 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 7316; amended to be effective March 18, 2014, 39 TexReg 1929; amended to be effective September 7, 2014, 39 TexReg 6857; amended tobe effective September 15, 2018; 43 TexReg 5776; amended to be effective December 6, 2020, 45 TexReg 8517