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An applicant seeking licensure in Washington by examination, must successfully complete a written and practical examination approved by the DQAC.
(1) The examination will consist of:
(a) A written examination. Only the national board exam will be accepted, except as provided in (c) of this subsection.
(b) A practical/practice examination.
(i) The DQAC will accept the Western Regional Examining Board's (WREB) clinical examination as meeting its examination standard after January 1, 1995. The results of the WREB examination will be accepted for five years immediately preceding application for state licensure; or
(ii) The DQAC accepts the Central Regional Dental Testing Services (CRDTS) clinical examination as meeting its examination standard as of November 2001. The results of the CRDTS examination will be accepted for five years immediately preceding application for state licensure; or
(iii) The DQAC accepts the results of the Northeast Regional Board (NERB) and the Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA) clinical examinations as meeting its examination standard as of January 2006. The results of the NERB and SRTA examinations will be accepted for five years immediately preceding application for state licensure; or
(iv) The DQAC will consider acceptance of the examination results from candidates who pass the final portions of the Council of Interstate Testing Agency's (CITA) clinical examination after January 1, 2006; or
(v) The DQAC will consider acceptance of the examination results of those states with individual state board examinations after September 30, 2006.
(c) The DQAC may, at its discretion, give or require an examination in any other subject under (a) and (b) of this subsection, whether in written or practical form or both written and practical.
(2) An applicant for the practical/practice examination may obtain an application directly from the relevant regional testing agency, or individual state board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365
. WSR 08-23-019, § 246-817-120, filed 11/6/08, effective 12/7/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035
. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-120, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]