103.3.8 Issuance of Certificate and Renewal
An appropriate certificate shall be issued to the applicant upon meeting of the qualification requirements of Section 103.3, and payment of an initial fee of thirty dollars. The certificate shall state the certification classification being approved, expiration date, and limitations, if any, under which it has been issued.
The same fee shall apply to applicants granted interim approval and the term of the certification, if subsequently issued, shall begin on the date of interim approval.
The certificate holder shall renew at three-year intervals.
Applications for renewal of a certification shall be submitted to the board of building standards at least thirty days prior to the expiration date. In addition to a completed application form prescribed by the board, applicants for renewal of certification shall submit a certification renewal fee of thirty dollars and evidence of having attended board-sponsored required continuing education courses or their board-approved equivalents and, other than Medical Gas Piping Inspectors, successfully completed thirty hours of approved educational courses prior to the expiration of the current certification.
Applications for renewal of Medical Gas Piping Inspector certifications shall include evidence verifying that the applicant's certification by an "ASSE" recognized third party certifier, in accordance with "ASSE" standard 6020, has been renewed.
Any individual whose certification has expired through failure to renew may obtain a renewal within one year from the date of its expiration provided the holder has met all requirements for renewal, including payment of the renewal fee. All applications for renewal of expired certifications shall be processed as renewals during the one year period following expiration. All applications for renewal of expired certification submitted more than one year following the expiration shall be processed as a new application. In addition, if a holder of an expired certification that submits an application for renewal more than one year following the expiration shall also be required to satisfy the continuing education requirements prior to recertification. The holder of a certification that has expired shall not perform any duties for which a certification is required.