(a) The board shall waive the national examination requirements in speech-language pathology and/or audiology for an applicant who either:
(1) Presents proof of current licensure in a state that has standards that are substantially equivalent to those of this state; or
(2) Holds a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology or audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in the professional field for which they seek licensure.
(b) An applicant who holds current licensure from another state with substantially equivalent standards or who holds the certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association may practice speech-language pathology or audiology in this state, pending the board's disposition of the application, if the applicant:
(1) Is practicing in the professional field in which the licensure or certificate of clinical competence was granted; and
(2) Has filed an application with the board and paid the appropriate application fee.