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To qualify for full certification, applicants meeting the appropriate experience requirements of Section 103.3.5 or of rule 4101:2-93-06 of the Administrative Code shall:
  1. Be granted an interim certification which shall expire two-years from the date of approval if the applicant fails to complete the requirements for certification outlined below. During the two-year interim certification period, the certification holder may perform enforcement duties appropriate to the interim certification received.
  2. Complete the "Ohio Building Code Academy" requirements during the two-year interim certification granted by the board. If, during the evaluation phase of the "Ohio Building Code Academy," it is determined that the applicant must complete additional coursework, the additional coursework must be completed during the two-year interim certification period.
    1. If the additional coursework is not completed during the two-year interim certification period and the applicant presents evidence of complying with the examination requirements of Section 103.3.6(2), the board may grant a one-time, one-year extension to allow completion of the additional coursework.
    2. If the applicant has completed the "Ohio Building Code Academy" requirements and the interim certification has expired prior to completing all of the examination requirements, the board may consider certification of the individual if the applicant presents evidence of completing the outstanding examination(s) required in Section 103.3.6(3) within the following year.
    3. If the additional coursework is not completed during the two-year interim certification period and the applicant does not presents evidence of complying with the examination requirements of Section 103.3.6(2 3), the interim certification shall expire. Upon expiration, the individual may enter the trainee program as required in section 103.3.12 but may not reapply for certification for one year after the interim certification has expired.
    4. The board may grant a one-time, limited extension of the interim certification period upon submission of a request indicating the reason for the request and an explanation of why the requirements have not been met within the two-year interim certification period.
      Exception: Those individuals certified as medical gas piping inspectors pursuant to Section 103.3.5.11 or individuals certified as plumbing inspectors pursuant to Chapter 3783 of the Revised Code with five years experience as full-time employees of the division of industrial compliance in the Ohio department of commerce or of county boards of health.
  3. Furnish the board approved certification or evidence of passing board approved examinations for the appropriate certification category issued by a national model code organization or a testing agency or entity recognized by the board.
    1. Examinations required for certification may be completed before, during, or after application is made for certification by the board.

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