2018 Maryland Code
Title 13 - Well Drillers
Subtitle 3 - Licensing
§ 13-308. Term and renewal of licenses

Universal Citation: MD Env Code § 13-308 (2018)
  • (a) Term of license. -- A license expires on the date set by the Board, unless the license is renewed for an additional term as provided in this section. A license may not be renewed for a term longer than 2 years.

  • (b) Renewal notice. -- At least 1 month before the license expires, the Board shall send to the licensee, by first-class mail to the last known address of the licensee, a renewal notice that states:

    • (1) The date on which the current license expires;

    • (2) The date by which the renewal application must be received by the Board for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires; and

    • (3) The amount of the renewal fee.

  • (c) Applications for renewal. -- Before the license expires, the licensee periodically may renew it for an additional 2-year term if the licensee:

    • (1) Otherwise is entitled to be licensed;

    • (2) Pays to the Board a renewal fee set by the Board; and

    • (3) Submits to the Board:

      • (i) A renewal application on the form that the Board requires;

      • (ii) Satisfactory evidence of compliance with the performance bond and contractor's liability insurance requirements of the Board; and

      • (iii) Satisfactory evidence of compliance with any continuing education requirement established under this subtitle for license renewal.

  • (d) Continuing education. --

    • (1) Beginning July 1, 1985, within the license renewal period, each licensee shall comply with the continuing education requirements of this section as a precondition for the renewal of that license.

    • (2) A licensee shall complete 20 hours of approved continuing education instruction covering well drilling subject matter approved by the Board.

    • (3) (i) The Board shall approve the substance and form of each continuing education course, if the course is:

      • 1. Offered by qualified instructors experienced in the well drilling industry and approved by the Board; or

      • 2. Conducted by educational institutions approved by the Board.

        • (ii) The licensee is responsible for the cost of any continuing education course.

    • (4) The Board may waive the requirements of this subsection if a person can show just cause why that person is not able to meet the requirements.

  • (e) Prohibition. -- The Board may not require a licensee who applies for a renewal of the license to take an examination.

  • (f) Issuance of renewal. -- The Board shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.

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