(1) Applicants for direct-entry midwifery licensure by examination shall submit a completed application with the proper fees and supporting documents to the board office. Applications for licensure by examination shall expire one year from the date of receipt of the application. An applicant who, for any reason, fails or neglects to take the examination within the year shall be required to file another application and submit another application fee. Supporting documents shall include:
(a) written documentation of good moral character consisting of three letters of reference, at least one of which must be from a licensed direct-entry midwife; and
(b) any other documents, affidavits, and certificates required by 37-27-201 or 37-27-203, MCA, whichever is applicable, and board rules.
(2) All applicants shall take the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) examination as endorsed by the board, or any other examination to be prescribed or endorsed by the board, and have their scores reported to the board office by the proper NARM interstate reporting service, or its equivalent. All applicants for NARM examination shall:
(a) sit for the NARM examination only when administered by the board, at its designated Montana site, or when administered by proper NARM officials in conjunction with the annual Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) national meeting;
(b) achieve a scaled score of 75.
(3) Applicants who fail the licensing examination twice shall in addition to being retested, file in advance with the board a plan regarding arrangements for securing further professional training and experience.