.02 Certification.

A. An applicant for certification as a CRNA shall:

(1) Hold a current Maryland license in good standing or a multistate licensure privilege to practice registered nursing in this State under the Nurse Licensure Compact;

(2) Have graduated from an education program in nurse anesthesia approved by the Board;

(3) Hold current national certification from the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists or from another national certifying body recognized by the Board;

(4) Submit to the Board a completed application for certification as a nurse anesthetist;

(5) Comply with all the requirements set forth in COMAR;

(6) Demonstrate oral and written competency in the English language; and

(7) Pay all fees.

B. If the applicant’s nurse anesthetist program was completed after January 1, 2008, the applicant for certification as a CRNA shall also provide to the Board documentation that the applicant graduated from a graduate level accredited nurse anesthetist program with a master’s degree or higher.