(1) Pursuant to 37-1-145, MCA, the board shall accept relevant military training, service, or education toward the requirements for licensure as an optometrist.
(2) Relevant military training, service, or education must be completed by an applicant while a member of either:
(a) United States Armed Forces;
(b) United States Reserves;
(c) state national guard; or
(d) military reserves.
(3) An applicant must submit satisfactory evidence of receiving military training, service, or education that is equivalent to relevant licensure requirements as an optometrist. Satisfactory evidence includes:
(a) a copy of the applicant's military discharge document (DD 214 or other discharge documentation);
(b) a document that clearly shows all relevant training, certification, service, or education the applicant received while in the military, including dates of training and completion or graduation; and
(c) any other documentation as required by the board.
(4) The board shall consider all documentation received to determine whether an applicant's military training, service, or education is equivalent to relevant licensure requirements.