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      RS 37:1477     


§1477. Qualifications for licensure; application; fees

            A. The board shall, by rule, establish minimum qualifications for licensing. Applications for licenses and for renewal licenses shall be made in writing to the board on forms provided by the board.

            B. The board may charge and collect fees not in excess of the following:

            (1) Application for license                                                                           $200.00

            (2) License renewal                                                                                      $100.00

            (3) Delinquent renewal                                                                                 $100.00

            (4) Initial qualifying/continuing education provider                                    $200.00

            (5) Annual renewal for education provider                                                  $200.00

            (6) Filing for additional course offerings                                                       $50.00

            (7) Inspection report                                                                                         $5.00

            (8) Credit card service fees not to exceed the amount charged to the board by the financial institution.

            C. An applicant for licensure as a home inspector shall meet the following requirements:

            (1) Attainment of eighteen years of age.

            (2) Successful completion of high school or its equivalent.

            (3) Passage of the required examination.

            (4) Payment of the appropriate fees.

            (5) Submission of a license application as prescribed by the board.

            (6) Submission of a criminal background request form to the office of state police.

            D. Beginning July 1, 2001, any person filing an initial application for licensure shall present evidence to the board that he has satisfactorily completed at least one hundred twenty hours of instruction. At least thirty, but not more than forty, of the required hours shall be obtained in course work containing actual practical home inspections. The remainder of the instruction must be classroom hours in home inspection classwork approved by the board. Satisfactory completion includes attendance of specified hours and passage of an examination on course contents.

            Acts 1999, No. 61, §2; Acts 2017, No. 328, §1.

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