(a) The board may issue a professional license to practice to an applicant of good moral character who holds a valid license or other authorization to practice in that particular field from another state, if the applicant demonstrates that he or she:
(1) Holds a license or other authorization to practice in another state which was granted after completion of educational requirements substantially equivalent to those required in this state and passed an examination that is substantially equivalent to the examination required in this state;
(2) Does not have charges pending against his or her license or other authorization to practice and has never had a license or other authorization to practice revoked;
(3) Has not previously failed an examination for professional licensure in this state;
(4) Has paid the applicable fee;
(5) Is at least eighteen years of age;
(6) Has a high school diploma, a GED, or has passed the “ability to benefit test” approved by the United States Department of Education;
() (7) Is a citizen of the United States or is eligible for employment in the United States;
() (8) Has presented a certificate of health issued by a licensed physician; and
) (9) Has fulfilled any other requirement specified by the board.
(b) In its discretion, the board may examine a person by a written, oral or skills test for licensing under this section, and may enter into agreements for reciprocal licensing with other jurisdictions having substantially similar requirements for licensure.