TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-20
Plumbers, Irrigators, and Water System Installers

SECTION 5-20-14.1


§ 5-20-14.1 Grandfathering – Licensing of irrigation masters, irrigation journeypersons, water-filtration/treatment-system masters and water-filtration/treatment-system journeypersons without examination. [Effective January 1, 2017.].

(a) After July 13, 2001, and at any time prior to the expiration of twelve (12) months following July 13, 2001, the authority shall, without examination, upon payment of the fees required in this chapter, issue through the department of labor and training, division of professional regulation, a master irrigation license or a journeyperson irrigation license to any applicant who shall present satisfactory evidence that he or she has the qualifications for the type of license applied for. Thereafter, in order to qualify for a master irrigation license after the initial "grandfather" window, the eligible contractor shall be required to pass a written examination and show the proof contained in this subsection of his or her eligibility.

(b) Prior to January 1, 2018, the authority shall, without examination, upon payment of the fees required in this chapter, issue through the department of labor and training, division of professional regulation, a master water-filtration/treatment-system installer license or a journeyperson water-filtration/treatment-system installer license to any applicant who shall present satisfactory evidence that they have the qualifications for the type of license applied for. After January 1, 2018, in order to qualify for a master water-filtration/treatment-system installer license or a journeyperson water-filtration/treatment-system installer license, the eligible individual shall be required to pass a written examination and show the proof contained in this subsection of their eligibility.

(c) Satisfactory evidence shall be any of the following that is applicable:

(1) [Deleted by P.L. 2016, ch. 26, § 1 and P.L. 2016, ch. 31, § 1].

(2) [Deleted by P.L. 2016, ch. 26, § 1 and P.L. 2016, ch. 31, § 1].

(3) [Deleted by P.L. 2016, ch. 26, § 1 and P.L. 2016, ch. 31, § 1].

(4) The contractor has been incorporated or has been registered to do business with the state of Rhode Island for the past three (3) years designating irrigation or installing water-filtration/treatment systems as a provided service; or

(5) The installer has been employed for the past three (3) years by a contractor that has been incorporated or registered to do business with the state of Rhode Island designating water-filtration/treatment-system installation as provided service; or

(6) Notarized confirmation by three (3) irrigation or water-filtration/treatment-system contractors.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 214, § 3; P.L. 2016, ch. 26, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 31, § 1.)