PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
PLUMBING AND PLUMBERS
54-2617. Certificate expiration — Renewal — inactive license — temporary contractor license — Rules for staggered schedule. (1) Certificates of competency shall be issued for a period of three (3) years and shall expire three (3) years from the date of issue, unless sooner revoked or suspended.
(2) A certificate of competency for plumbing contractor or journeyman may be renewed at any time during the month prior to its expiration by providing proof of completion of the continuing education requirements as established by the board and compliance with all other renewal requirements of statute or rule. A certificate of competency for plumbing specialty contractor and specialty journeyman may be renewed at any time during the month prior to its expiration by compliance with all renewal requirements of statute or rule.
(3) Failure of any holder to timely renew a certificate of competency shall cause lapse of the certificate, but it may be revived within two (2) years without examination only upon payment of the full initial fee.
(4) The administrator may renew, on an inactive basis, a certificate of competency for plumbing contractor or specialty contractor who is not engaged in plumbing contracting in this state. The board shall fix and collect an inactive license fee for such an inactive license renewal in an amount not to exceed thirty-six dollars ($36.00). A plumbing contractor or specialty contractor holding an inactive license may not engage in the practice of plumbing contracting or specialty contracting in this state. A plumbing contractor or specialty contractor’s inactive license may be converted to an active license by paying a processing fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) to the administrator, by providing proof of completion of the continuing education requirements for the duration of the inactive period that would have been required during that period for an active license, and by furnishing a compliance bond in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) or evidence of such coverage by a corporate industry group bond acceptable to the board.
(5) In the event that a plumbing contractor dies or becomes otherwise incapacitated, a temporary plumbing contractor certificate of competency may be issued to an applicant who holds an active Idaho journeyman certificate of competency to represent the firm, company, copartnership, association or corporation previously represented by the deceased or incapacitated contractor. The holder of a temporary contractor certificate of competency may perform all the acts a plumbing contractor is authorized to do by this chapter and the rules promulgated by the board, with the exception of procuring a new permit from the division of building safety or from a city or soliciting new work. A temporary contractor certificate of competency shall be valid for a period not longer than ninety (90) days from the date it is issued, and it may be renewed one (1) time by the administrator upon written request of the holder of the certificate.
(6) The board shall promulgate rules to provide for a staggered schedule of issuing and renewing certificates of competency.
[(54-2617) 1957, ch. 214, sec. 22, p. 454; redesignated as sec. 54-2617, 1984, ch. 123, sec. 18, p. 290; am. 2004, ch. 244, sec. 3, p. 710; am. 2009, ch. 126, sec. 2, p. 406; am. 2015, ch. 194, sec. 1, p. 602; am. 2018, ch. 211, sec. 1, p. 479.]