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RULE §140.5Examination Procedures for Perfusionist Licensure

(a) Frequency. Examinations will be administered for the department at least once each year by a designee of the department.

(b) Requirements.

  (1) The executive secretary shall notify an applicant when all requirements for licensure have been met except the taking and passing of the required examination. The department shall forward or cause to be forwarded an examination registration form to each approved applicant as soon as the application has been approved.

  (2) An applicant who wishes to take a scheduled examination must complete the examination registration form which must be received by the department or designee by the deadline established by the department. The fee shall be paid to the designee of the department.

  (3) The examination for licensure shall be an examination approved by the department. A designee of the department shall administer and grade examinations and report to the department if the applicant has passed or failed the examination.

  (4) If an applicant has already successfully completed the required examination or the examination administered by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP), the applicant shall not be required to be reexamined, provided the applicant furnishes the department a copy of the test results indicating that the applicant passed the examination and proof that he or she has been certified by the ABCP for some time period within three years immediately preceding date of application.

  (5) An applicant who fails four examinations may not reapply as a provisional licensed perfusionist.

Source Note: The provisions of this §140.5 adopted to be effective April 18, 1995, 20 TexReg 2527; amended to be effective June 23, 1997, 22 TexReg 5667; amended to be effective June 10, 2001, 26 TexReg 3932; transferred effective September 1, 2005, as published in the Texas Register August 26, 2005, 30 TexReg 5007; amended to be effective June 29, 2006, 31 TexReg 5126

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