§ 5-70-11. Examination.
(a) The director of labor and training shall establish suitable rules and regulations for the examination and licensing of telecommunications technicians, specialists, and businesses and also governing the practice of the professions of telecommunications. This shall not include any prohibition of employment of a properly licensed telecommunications technician, specialist, or business.
(b) The director of labor and training shall hold examinations for individuals applying for licensing at least once each quarter year; provided, that there are applicants qualified under this chapter.
(c) The director of labor and training shall establish those rules and regulations for the examination of applicants to ensure the technical competence of the applicant in one or more of the four (4) categories defined within this chapter that it deems appropriate, but in no case shall technical competence account for less than sixty percent (60%) of the mathematical computation of the examination score and in no case will a passing grade be considered less than seventy percent (70%) of the total score within any one category. No less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the mathematical computation of the examination shall cover knowledge of applicable federal and state codes and regulations.
(d) The director of labor and training shall periodically solicit input from appropriate regulating authorities as to recommendations of subject items to be installed in the appropriate portion of the examination.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 346, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 340, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 175, § 1.)