of the issuance of an Order regarding the Petition for Variance, filed on July 18, 2013, by Justin Sumrall. The Notice of Petition for Waiver or Variance was published in Vol. 39, No. 145, of the July 26, 2013, Florida Administrative Register. ...  

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    DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

    Board of Accountancy

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:

    61H1-28.0052Number of Sittings, and Granting of Credit, Release of Grades and Completion of Examination, Transition Rules

    The Board of Accountancy hereby gives notice of the issuance of an Order regarding the Petition for Variance, filed on July 18, 2013, by Justin Sumrall. The Notice of Petition for Waiver or Variance was published in Vol. 39, No. 145, of the July 26, 2013, Florida Administrative Register. Petitioner sought a waiver or variance of paragraph 61H1-27.002(4)(a), F.A.C., entitled “Concentrations in Accounting and Business,” which defines upper division courses as used in Rule 61H1-27.002, F.A.C., as courses offered at the junior level or higher. By definition, any course taken at a community college is not upper division. Courses offered at the freshman and sophomore level at senior institutions are not upper division, regardless of the title or content of the course (e.g., Cost, Intermediate, Tax, etc.). The Board considered the instant Petition at a duly-noticed public meeting, held October 4, 2013, in Tampa, Florida.

    The Board’s Order, filed on November 27, 2013, granted the petition finding that Petitioner had established that the purpose of the underlying statute, Section 473.308(3), Florida Statutes, would be met by granting a variance from paragraph 61H1-27.002(4)(a), F.A.C. The Board further found that Petitioner established that applying the requirements of the aforementioned rule to his circumstances would violate principles of fairness and impose substantial hardship.

    A copy of the Order or additional information may be obtained by contacting Veloria Kelly, Division Director, Board of Accountancy, 240 NW 76th Dr., Suite A, Gainesville, Florida 32607.

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Contact:
Veloria Kelly, Division Director, Board of Accountancy, 240 NW 76th Dr., Suite A, Gainesville, Florida 32607.
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61H1-28.0052. Number of Sittings, and Granting of Credit, Release of Grades and Completion of Examination, Transition Rules