2010 Arkansas Code
20-24-109. Application and examination for licenses -- Issuance and renewal.
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 24 - Elevators, Dumbwaiters, and Escalators
§ 20-24-109 - Application and examination for licenses -- Issuance and renewal.
(a) (1) A written application for the examination and license for elevator inspector, elevator mechanic, or elevator contractor shall be made upon a form to be supplied by the Elevator Safety Board upon request and shall be accompanied by a statement of the applicant's experience together with an examination fee not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
(2) The examination shall be given not more than six (6) months from the date when the applicant makes the application.
(3) (A) If the applicant is qualified and successfully passes the applicable examination specified in this section, then upon payment of a license fee, he or she shall be entitled to:
(i) A one-year license as an elevator inspector or elevator contractor; or
(ii) A two-year license as an elevator mechanic.
(B) The license fee and the license renewal fee shall be established by the board, but in no event shall either fee exceed of one thousand dollars ($1,000).
(4) (A) There shall be no limit to the number of times an applicant may seek a license as provided in this section, except that a rejected applicant may not make application within six (6) months from the date on which he or she is notified that he or she has failed to qualify.
(B) A license fee shall be paid for the initial examination and each subsequent examination.
(b) (1) The board may license a person as an elevator inspector, elevator mechanic, or elevator contractor without examination if he or she holds an equivalent license for a state or city that has a standard of examination substantially equal to that provided for in 20-24-108.
(2) For a period of one (1) year after August 12, 2005, the board shall issue a mechanic's license to an applicant who provides verifiable proof that he or she worked without direct supervision as an elevator constructor or maintenance or repair person for at least three (3) years before August 12, 2005.
(c) The board shall renew a license after receiving:
(1) Payment of the license renewal fee; and
(2) Submission of proof that the licensee has satisfied the continuing education requirements established by rule or regulation of the board.
(d) (1) Whenever an emergency exists and the board determines that there are not enough licensed elevator mechanics to perform the work necessary to provide for the safety of life, limb, and property and to protect the public welfare, the board may waive the requirements of this subchapter and issue an emergency elevator mechanic license that may be valid for no longer than thirty (30) days.
(2) Whenever the board determines that there are not enough licensed elevator mechanics available to perform work necessary for the completion of a project for which the Department of Labor has issued a permit under 20-24-115(d), the board may waive the requirements of this subchapter and issue a temporary elevator mechanic license that may be valid for no longer than thirty (30) days.
(3) The board may renew an emergency or temporary license if the circumstances justifying its original issuance continue.
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