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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 5STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 103DENTAL HYGIENE LICENSURE
RULE §103.2Licensure by Examination

(a) In addition to the general qualifications for licensure contained in §103.1 of this chapter (relating to General Qualifications for Licensure), an applicant for dental hygienist licensure by examination must present proof that the applicant has taken and passed the appropriate clinical examination administered by a regional examining board designated by the Board.

(b) Designated regional examining boards.

  (1) The following regional examining boards have been designated as acceptable by the Board as of the effective dates shown:

    (A) Western Regional Examining Board, January 1, 1994;

    (B) Central Regional Dental Testing Service, January 1, 2002;

    (C) Northeast Regional Board, January 1, 2005;

    (D) Southern Regional Testing Agency, January 1, 2005; and

    (E) Council of Interstate Testing Agencies (CITA), January 1, 2009.

  (2) Examination results will be accepted for five years from the date of the examination.

(c) Remediation.

  (1) If an applicant for Texas dental hygienist licensure fails three dental hygiene clinical examination attempts, the applicant must complete 40 hours of clinical remediation through a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program before approval will be issued to take another clinical examination.

  (2) If an applicant fails four or more dental hygiene clinical examination attempts, the applicant must complete 150 hours of clinical remediation through a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program before approval will be issued to take another clinical examination.

  (3) All programs of clinical remediation require prior approval by the Board. Applicants will be responsible for locating, identifying and obtaining approval from the Board prior to registration for any program.

  (4) Re-examination must be accomplished within 18 months following the date the Board approves a remediation program for the applicant.


Source Note: The provisions of this §103.2 adopted to be effective September 21, 2004, 29 TexReg 9003; amended to be effective February 20, 2005, 30 TexReg 716; amended to be effective December 22, 2010, 35 TexReg 11254; amended to be effective May 29, 2013, 38 TexReg 3345

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