Licensure by Universal Recognition
On August 27, 2019, the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners will begin accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition. The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use a current professional or occupational license from another U.S. jurisdiction to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:
- Prove residency in Arizona
- Be currently licensed for at least one year in another U.S. jurisdiction in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona;
- Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licensed;
- Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and/or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed;
- Complete a criminal background check when required by law;
- Take and pass any applicable exam on Arizona state law; and
- Pay all applicable fees to the Board.
Renewal Fee Waiver
Enacted Session Law Sec. 11 State Board of Dental Examiners; renewal fee waiver; delayed repeal.
A. The State Board of Dental Examiners shall provide a one-time waiver from license renewal fees for dentists, denturists and dental hygienists who are licensed in this state before January 1, 2018.
B. The one-time waiver provided in subsection A of this section is effective for licenses renewing in calendar years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
C. This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2020.