Upon application and payment of the appropriate fee, the board shall issue a license to practice denturitry to any applicant who meets one (1) of the following criteria:

      (a) Applications filed prior to April 1, 1983: Applicants must furnish two (2) signed affidavits by persons other than family members (or other evidence as may be prescribed by the board) that he/she has been employed for at least five (5) years prior to application in denture technology and is able to demonstrate competency in intra-oral procedures, and has successfully completed courses accredited by the board in head and neck anatomy and oral pathology; and has been a resident of the state of Idaho for six (6) months prior to the filing of the application.

      (b) Applications filed on or after April 1, 1983: Applicants must satisfactorily complete the examinations established by the board pursuant to this chapter; and have completed formal training of not less than two (2) years duration at an educational institution accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the Idaho state board of higher education, the curriculum of which includes courses in oral pathology, physiology, head and oral anatomy, clinical microbiology, clinical jurisprudence, asepsis, and first aid for minor office emergencies; and have completed at least two (2) years internship under the supervision of a licensed denturist or have equivalent experience as established by board rule prior to the filing of the application.