I am going into an AEGD starting in July and I have heard that if you complete a residency year in New York (2007) or in California (2008), that you can practice in these states. My question is, do you have to do the residency in these states for it to apply. Can you do a residency in another state and still get licensed in California/New York? Are these the only two states that are offering this? I am scheduled to take the WREB in a couple weeks and I also heard that if you take a license exam and then fail, then the residency no longer counts towards practicing anywhere. If anyone can comment about this, I would appreciate it.