TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-27
Mechanical Trades

SECTION 28-27-11


   § 28-27-11  Journeyperson license – Test fees – License fees and qualifications – Filing deadline for journeyperson. – (a) No application for a journeyperson's test shall be filed by the department nor shall any applicant be permitted to take the examination for a license as a journeyperson unless:

   (1) The test application is accompanied by a test fee as outlined in § 28-27-17.

   (2) Upon passing of a journeyperson test, payment of a license fee as outlined in § 28-27-17 is required and the journeyperson license will be issued as provided in § 28-27-15.

   (3) The applicant has possessed for at least five (5) years prior to the filing of the application a certificate of registration in full force and effect from the department of labor and training specifying the person as a registered apprentice, and the application of an applicant:

   (i) Is accompanied by an affidavit or affidavits of his or her employer or former employers or other reasonably satisfactory evidence showing that the applicant has been actually engaged in pipefitting or refrigeration/air conditioning, sheet metal or fire protection sprinkler systems work as an apprentice in the state of Rhode Island during those five (5) years;

   (ii) Is accompanied by an affidavit or other reasonably satisfactory evidence showing that the applicant has been registered as a student in a recognized college, university, or trade school and has pursued a course of pipefitting or refrigeration/air conditioning, sheet metal or fire protection sprinkler systems for at least two (2) academic years or is the recipient of an associate degree in pipefitting or refrigeration/air conditioning or fire protection sprinkler systems, and has thereafter been registered by the department of labor and training as an apprentice for at least three (3) years and employed as a registered apprentice by a duly licensed pipefitter or refrigeration/air conditioning or fire protection sprinkler systems master or sheet metal contractors in this state for a period of three (3) years; or

   (iii) Is accompanied by an affidavit or other reasonably satisfactory evidence showing that the applicant possesses a certificate of license issued under the laws of another state specifying that person as a journeyperson.

   (4) The licensing authority may grant an exemption to the requirements of subdivision (a)(3) on the basis of past experience.

   (b) The test application is to be filed with the department at least fifteen (15) days prior to the examination date.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 102, § 2; P.L. 1993, ch. 383, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 330, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 437, § 1.)