Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-39-9 - Examinations and reexamination; foreign trained applicants

Section 34-39-9 - Examinations and reexamination; foreign trained applicants.

(a) A person applying for licensure under this chapter shall demonstrate his/her eligibility in accordance with the requirements of Section 34-39-8, and shall make application for examination upon a form and in such a manner as the board shall prescribe. A person who fails an examination may make reapplication for reexamination accompanied by the established fee.

(b) Each applicant for licensure under this chapter shall be examined by written examination to test his or her knowledge of the basic clinical sciences relating to occupational therapy, and occupational therapy theory and practice, the applicant's professional skills and judgment in the utilization of occupational therapy techniques and methods, and such other subjects as the board may deem useful to determine the applicant's fitness to practice. The board shall establish standards for acceptable performance by the applicant.

(c) Applicants for licensure shall be examined at a time and place and under such supervision as the board may require. Examinations shall be given at least twice each year at such places as the board may determine. The board shall give reasonable public notice of these examinations in accordance with its rules and regulations.

(d) Applicants may obtain their examination scores in accordance with such rules and regulations as the board may establish.

(e) Foreign trained occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants shall satisfy the examination requirements of Section 34-39-8(3). The board shall require foreign trained applicants to complete educational and supervised fieldwork requirements, substantially equal to those contained in Section 34-39-8, before taking the examination.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-383, p. 515, §9.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021