Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 65.3
Underground Utility Contractors

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-65.3-4

§ 5-65.3-4. Conditions for obtaining an underground utility contractor’s license.

To obtain a license under this chapter, an underground utility contractor must submit to the contractors’ registration and licensing board an application for an underground utility contractor’s license completed in its entirety, together with a fee of two hundred dollars ($200). The application must also comply with the following requirements:

(1) The applicant must have demonstrated to the board that the underground utility contractor is capable of installing, repairing, alternating, or replacing sewer lines, storm drainage lines or waterlines, and services in accordance with approved plans and specifications.

(2) The applicant must obtain a passing grade on a written examination provided by a third party approved by the board, intended to demonstrate an understanding of the rules and regulations, and ability to read and interpret approved plans and specifications. Any applicant who fails an examination for a license is permitted to take further examinations upon payment of the prescribed fee for each examination. The board shall ensure that these services are provided and conduct examinations at least three (3) times each year. All examinations shall be conducted at places designated by the board.

(3) The board shall approve or deny applications for an underground utility contractor’s license as soon after the examination as is practicable. Each applicant who has successfully passed the examination and has had an application approved for a license as an underground utility contractor shall have issued and mailed to them, by the board, a certificate of license specifying that the applicant is an underground utility contractor.

(4) Any contractor licensed in accordance with this chapter shall not be required to obtain another license or to take any other test by any other municipality in order to perform underground utility work.

History of Section.
P.L. 2014, ch. 194, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 212, § 1.