(1) No person shall be permitted to take an examination for license until his or her application for examination or application for the license has been approved and the required fees have been received by the department or a person designated by the department to administer the examination.
(2) A person required to take an examination for a license may be permitted to take an examination prior to submitting an application for licensure pursuant to s. 626.171 by submitting an application for examination through the department’s Internet website. In the application, the applicant shall set forth:
(a) His or her full name, age, social security number, residence address, business address, and mailing address.
(b) The type of license that the applicant intends to apply for.
(c) The name of any required prelicensing course he or she has completed or is in the process of completing.
(d) The method by which the applicant intends to qualify for the type of license if other than by completing a prelicensing course.
(e) The applicant’s gender (male or female).
(f) The applicant’s native language.
(g) The highest level of education achieved by the applicant.
(h) The applicant’s race or ethnicity (African American, white, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, or other).
However, the application must contain a statement that an applicant is not required to disclose his or her race or ethnicity, gender, or native language, that he or she will not be penalized for not doing so, and that the department will use this information exclusively for research and statistical purposes and to improve the quality and fairness of the examinations.
(3) Each application shall be accompanied by payment of the applicable examination fee.