(a) During periods when the licensee, certificate holder or registrant is on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and deployed outside of this state, and for six months after discharge from active duty, his or her license, certification or registration shall continue in good standing and shall be renewed, upon receipt of a waiver request pursuant to subsection (b) of this section:
(1) Without meeting continuing education requirements for the license, certification or registration when:
(A) Circumstances associated with the military duty prevent the obtaining of continuing education, or
(B) The licensee, certificate holder or registrant performs the profession or occupation as part of his or her military duties, as may be evidenced by annotation on Defense Department Form 214 (DD214), National Guard Bureau Form 22 (NGB22) or other official record; and
(2) Without payment of fees for the renewal of the license, certification or registration.
(b) The licensee, certificate holder or registrant shall submit a waiver request to the appropriate board, informing the board of circumstances which include, but are not limited to, being deployed outside of this state.