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Agency 102

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Article 2.—Licensing of Social Workers

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102-2-9. Examinations. (a) Each applicant for licensure by the board shall take an examination approved by the board. The pass criterion score shall be as follows:
(1) At the criterion reference cutoff score for those applicants who take the board-approved, national standardized examination; or
(2) at one standard deviation below the national mean for those applicants who took the examination offered by the educational testing service or the professional examination testing service.
(b) An applicant shall not be authorized to register for an examination until the applicant is within four months of anticipated completion of the applicable academic degree requirements.
(c) Waiver of examination. The written examination requirement may be waived for any applicant, other than an applicant for reinstatement of a revoked or suspended license, if the applicant passed a board-approved, national standardized examination at a level equal to or greater than the pass criterion score.
(d) Each applicant for licensure who fails the examination, or who fails to sit for an exam for which the applicant has registered, shall submit the fee required by K.A.R. 102-2-3 for each subsequent examination for which the applicant has registered. (Authorized by K.S.A. 74-7507; implementing K.S.A. 65-6306 and 74-7507; effective, T-85-36, Dec. 19, 1984; effective May 1, 1985; amended, T-86-39, Dec. 11, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended Oct. 24, 1997; amended July 11, 2003.)
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