TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-20
Plumbers and Irrigators

SECTION 5-20-16


   § 5-20-16  Qualifications of master plumber or master irrigator – Application fee. – (a) No application for a license of a master plumber or master irrigator 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, or master irrigator 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 or journeyperson irrigator 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 or master irrigator during that period in which the journeyperson plumber or journeyperson irrigator 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 or master irrigator.

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.)