(a) Certification shall be renewed every three (3) years. To be eligible for renewal an applicant must provide proof under penalty of perjury of 32 hours further electrical education from an Educational Provider or from a state or federally approved apprenticeship program relevant to the type of certification, and must certify under penalty of perjury that he or she has worked in the industry 2000 hours within the previous three years. The same hours of education may be counted toward more than one category of certification.
(b) Within 30 days of the receipt of a renewal application, the DAS shall inform the applicant in writing either that certification has been renewed, or that the application is deficient or that applicant has submitted insufficient proof of further education. If the application is deficient or applicant has submitted insufficient proof of further education, DAS shall inform the applicant of the information or documentation required and why the proof of further education is insufficient.
(c) An individual who allows certification to lapse shall be required to retake the certification examination. A successful renewal application must be postmarked or received at DAS 30 days before the end of the certification period in order for certification to be renewed without a lapse.
(d) Any person whose certification card has been lost or mutilated may request a replacement card from the DAS. Such request shall be in writing and accompanied with a current address and phone number and replacement fee in the amount of 30% of the renewal fee specified in Section 292.0(c).
(e) For purposes of any continuing education or recertification requirement, individuals who become certified prior to the deadline for certification shall be treated as having become certified on the first anniversary of their certification date that falls after the certification deadline.
|Note: Authority cited: Sections 3099 and 3099.4, Labor Code. References: Sections 3099-3099.4, Labor Code.|
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