|(a) A properly submitted application for registration by examination
will be effective for three years from the date it is received by the Board.
After three years, the Board may require the Applicant or Candidate to update
the application or reapply.
(b) Each Candidate approved for examination must pay an annual
record maintenance fee as prescribed by the Board or the Candidate's application
file will be closed. A Candidate may reopen an application file that was closed
pursuant to this section only after payment of a fee equal to the sum of the
record maintenance fees for the current year and each year the file has been
closed plus any costs directly related to the reopening of the application
file. An application file that has been closed for five years or longer may
not be reopened.