(a) To be eligible to be licensed as a registered sanitarian, the applicant must:
(1) Be of good moral character;
(2) Have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university;
(3) Successfully complete a sanitarian's training course of a minimum of three hundred hours, as approved by the board;
(4) Have at least two years of experience in the field of public health sanitation and environmental health science; and
(5) Pass an examination, as required by the board.
(b) An applicant may substitute a successfully completed master's or higher degree in public health, environmental science, sanitary science, community hygiene or other science field, as approved by the board, for one of the required years of experience.
(c) A registration issued by the board prior to July 1, 2010, shall for all purposes be considered a license issued under this article: Provided, That a person holding a registration issued prior to July 1, 2010, must renew pursuant to the provisions of this article.