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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 455
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F.S. 455.11
455.11 Qualification of immigrants for examination to practice a licensed profession or occupation.
(1) It is the declared purpose of this section to encourage the use of foreign-speaking Florida residents duly qualified to become actively qualified in their professions so that all Florida citizens may receive better services.
(2) Any person who has successfully completed, or is currently enrolled in, an approved course of study created pursuant to chapters 74-105 and 75-177, Laws of Florida, shall be deemed qualified for examination and reexaminations for a professional or occupational license which shall be administered in the English language unless 15 or more such applicants request that said reexamination be administered in their native language. In the event that such reexamination is administered in a foreign language, the full cost to the board of preparing and administering same shall be borne by said applicants.
(3) Each board within the department shall adopt and implement programs designed to qualify for examination all persons who were resident nationals of the Republic of Cuba and who, on July 1, 1977, were residents of this state. 1, 3, ch. 77-255; s. 5, ch. 79-36; s. 194, ch. 79-400; s. 5, ch. 92-149; s. 61, ch. 94-218.
Note.Former s. 455.016.