TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

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

SECTION 5-20-16


§ 5-20-16 Qualifications of master plumber, master irrigator or master water-filtration/treatment-system installer – Application fee. [Effective January 1, 2017.].

(a) No application for a license of a master plumber, master irrigator or master water-filtration/treatment-system installer shall be filed by the department of labor and training, nor is any applicant permitted to take the examination for a license as a master plumber, master irrigator or master water-filtration/treatment-system installer unless:

(1) The application is accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00), payable to the department;

(2) The applicant is a citizen or legal resident of the United States; and

(3) The applicant possesses a certificate of license in full force and effect from the department of labor and training specifying that person as a journeyperson plumber, journeyperson irrigator or journeyperson water-filtration/treatment-system installer licensed as a journeyperson plumber or journeyperson irrigator, for a minimum of one year. An affidavit must accompany this application certifying that the applicant was employed by a licensed master plumber, master irrigator, or master water-filtration/treatment-system installer during that period in which the journeyperson plumber, journeyperson irrigator, or journeyperson water-filtration/treatment-system installer was so licensed. Completed applications must be filed with the department at least thirty (30) days prior to the examination date.

(b) Notwithstanding anything set forth in this section to the contrary, the prerequisites set forth in subsection (a) of this section may be waived, and the requirements of this section met, if the applicant submits evidence, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the department of labor and training, that the applicant possesses the requisite skill, expertise, education, experience, training, and other qualities or qualifications to take the examination for a license as a master plumber, master irrigator, or master water-filtration/treatment-system installer.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1945, ch. 1661, § 14; G.L. 1956, § 5-20-16; R.P.L. 1957, ch. 116, § 3; P.L. 1960, ch. 76, § 9; P.L. 1966, ch. 160, § 2; P.L. 1974, ch. 155, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 172, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 182, § 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 132, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 389, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 164, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 115, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 433, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 214, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 595, art. 13, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 26, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 31, § 1.)