File No. 32974
This rule was published in the October 1, 2009, issue (Vol. 2009, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing
Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act Rule
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 32974
Filed: 09/14/2009 04:35:34 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The Division and the Construction Services Commission are proposing amendments to add a new classification of contractor licensure for radon mitigation. S.B. 163 which was passed during the 2009 Legislative Session no longer allows radon mitigation service providers to work without a contractor's license. Amendments are also being proposed to update continuing education requirements for the next renewal cycle to allow the Division to work with Utah Interactive to handle continuing education reporting and approval of courses. (DAR NOTE: S.B. 163 (2009) is found at Chapter 228, Laws of Utah 2009, and was effective 05/12/2009.)
Summary of the rule or change:
Section R156-55a-301 clarifies what other classifications can perform radon mitigation and under what circumstances and adds the S354 classification for radon mitigation. Subsections R156-55a-302b(5) and (7) identify the requirements to obtain the S354 radon mitigation classification of licensure. Section R156-55a-303b amends the continuing education rule to allow for reporting of continuing education through Utah Interactive and approval of courses by the Division.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 58-55-101
- Subsection 58-1-106(1)(a)
- Subsection 58-1-202(1)(a)
- Subsection 58-55-102(35)
- Subsection 58-55-501(21)
- Subsection 58-55-308(1)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The addition of the radon mitigation contractor requirements has no effect on the state budget other than republishing the rule. The Division will incur minimal costs of approximately $100 to print and distribute the rule once the proposed amendments are made effective. Any costs incurred will be absorbed in the Division's current budget. The change to Utah Interactive as the continuing education registry will not affect the state budget and any additional costs of approval of courses will be absorbed in the Division's current budget. Utah Interactive will charge a fee for their services directly to the licensees and continuing education providers.
The proposed amendments only apply to licensed contractors and applicants for licensure in those classifications. As a result, the proposed amendments do not apply to local governments.
The addition of radon mitigation contractor will not affect small business beyond the costs already anticipated as a result of the enactment of S.B. 163. The change to Utah Interactive as the continuing education registry may result in minor savings to contractor licensees because the fees Utah Interactive will charge is anticipated to be lower than the fees being charged by the current continuing education registries.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The addition of radon mitigation contractor will not affect other persons beyond the costs already anticipated as a result of the enactment of S.B. 163. The change to Utah Interactive as the continuing education registry may result in minor savings to contractor licensees because the fees Utah Interactive will charge are anticipated to be lower than the fees being charged by the current continuing education registries. The Division however is unable to determine exact savings due to the fact that Utah Interactive fees are not presently known at this time.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The addition of radon mitigation contractor will not affect persons beyond the costs already anticipated as a result of the enactment of S.B. 163. The change to Utah Interactive as the continuing education registry may result in minor savings to contractor licensees because the fees Utah Interactive will charge are anticipated to be lower than the fees being charged by the current continuing education registries. The Division however is unable to determine exact savings due to the fact that Utah Interactive fees are not presently known at this time.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This rule is updated to meet recent statutory changes which require radon mitigation service providers to be licensed contractors. It also allows the Division to designate a continuing education registry and establishes standards for the registry. No fiscal impact to businesses is anticipated beyond those addressed by statutory change. As summarized in the rule filing, there may be some cost savings to licensees due to the designation of a continuing education registry.
Francine A. Giani, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Commerce
Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Dan Jones at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6720, by FAX at 801-530-6511, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
Interested persons may attend a public hearing regarding this rule:
- 10/28/2009 08:00 PM, Heber Wells Bldg, 160 E 300 S, Conference Room 474 (fourth floor), Salt Lake City, UT
This rule may become effective on:
Mark Steinagel, Director
R156. Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing.
R156-55a. Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act Rule.
R156-55a-301. License Classifications - Scope of Practice.
(1) In accordance with Subsection 58-55-301(2), the classifications of licensure are listed and described in this section. The construction trades or specialty contractor classifications listed are those determined to significantly impact the public health, safety, and welfare. A person who is engaged in work which is included in the items listed in Subsections R156-55a-301(4) and (5) is exempt from licensure in accordance with Subsection 58-55-305(1)(i).
(2) Licenses shall be issued in the following primary classifications and subclassifications:
E100 - General Engineering Contractor. A General Engineering contractor is a contractor licensed to perform work as defined in Subsection 58-55-102(19).
B100 - General Building Contractor. A General Building contractor is a contractor licensed to perform work as defined in Subsection 58-55-102(18) and pursuant to Subsection 58-55-102(18)(b) is clarified as follows:
t]he General Building Contractor scope of practice does
not include activities described in this Subsection under specialty
classification S202 - Solar Photovoltaic Contractor unless the work
is performed under the immediate supervision of an employee who
holds a current certificate issued by the North American Board of
Certified Energy Practitioners.
B200 - Modular Unit Installation Contractor. Set up or installation of modular units as defined in Subsection 58-56-3(11) and constructed in accordance with Section 58-56-13. The scope of the work permitted under this classification includes construction of the permanent or temporary foundations, placement of the modular unit on a permanent or temporary foundation, securing the units together if required and securing the modular units to the foundations. Work excluded from this classification includes installation of factory built housing and connection of required utilities.
R100 - Residential and Small Commercial Contractor. A Residential and Small Commercial contractor is a contractor licensed to perform work as defined in Subsection 58-55-102(29) and pursuant to Subsection 58-55-102(29) is clarified as follows:
t]he Residential and Small Commercial Contractor scope of
practice does not include activities described in this Subsection
under specialty classification S202 - Solar Photovoltaic Contractor
unless the work is performed under the immediate supervision of an
employee who holds a current certificate issued by the North
American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.
R101 - Residential and Small Commercial Non Structural Remodeling and Repair. Remodeling and repair to any existing structure built for support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind with the restriction that no change is made to the bearing portions of the existing structure, including footings, foundation and weight bearing walls; and the entire project is less than $50,000 in total cost.
R200 - Factory Built Housing Contractor. Disconnection, setup, installation or removal of manufactured housing on a temporary or permanent basis. The scope of the work permitted under this classification includes placement of the manufactured housing on a permanent or temporary foundation, securing the units together if required, securing the manufactured housing to the foundation, and connection of the utilities from the near proximity, such as a meter, to the manufactured housing unit and construction of foundations of less than four feet six inches in height. Work excluded from this classification includes site preparation or finishing, excavation of the ground in the area where a foundation is to be constructed, back filling and grading around the foundation, construction of foundations of more than four feet six inches in height and construction of utility services from the utility source to and including the meter or meters if required or if not required to the near proximity of the manufactured housing unit from which they are connected to the unit.
I101 - General Engineering Trades Instruction Facility. A General Engineering Trades Instruction Facility is a construction trades instruction facility authorized to teach the construction trades and is subject to the scope of practice defined in Subsection 58-55-102(19).
I102 - General Building Trades Instruction Facility. A General Building Trades Instruction Facility is a construction trades instruction facility authorized to teach the construction trades and is subject to the scope of practice defined in Subsections 58-55-102(18) or 58-55-102(29).
I103 - Electrical Trades Instruction Facility. An Electrical Trades Instruction Facility is a construction trades instruction facility authorized to teach the electrical trades and subject to the scope of practice defined in Subsection R156-55a-301(S200).
I104 - Plumbing Trades Instruction Facility. A Plumbing Trades Instruction Facility is a construction trades instruction facility authorized to teach the plumbing trades and subject to the scope of practice defined in Subsection R156-55a-301(S210).
I105 - Mechanical Trades Instruction Facility. A Mechanical Trades Instruction Facility is a construction trades instruction facility authorized to teach the mechanical trades and subject to the scope of practice defined in Subsection R156-55a-301(S350).
S200 - General Electrical Contractor. Fabrication, construction, and/or installation of generators, transformers, conduits, raceways, panels, switch gear, electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, or apparatus which utilizes electrical energy.
S201 - Residential Electrical Contractor. Fabrication, construction, and/or installation of services, disconnecting means, grounding devices, panels, conductors, load centers, lighting and plug circuits, appliances and fixtures in any residential unit, normally requiring non-metallic sheathed cable, including multiple units up to and including a four-plex, but excluding any work generally recognized in the industry as commercial or industrial.
S202 - Solar Photovoltaic Contractor. Fabrication, construction, installation, and repair of photovoltaic cell panels and related components including battery storage systems, distribution panels, switch gear, electrical wires, inverters, and other electrical apparatus for solar photovoltaic systems. Work excluded from this classification includes work on any alternating current system or system component.
S210 - General Plumbing Contractor. Fabrication and/or installation of material and fixtures to create and maintain sanitary conditions in buildings, by providing a permanent means for a supply of safe and pure water, a means for the timely and complete removal from the premises of all used or contaminated water, fluid and semi-fluid organic wastes and other impurities incidental to life and the occupation of such premises, and provision of a safe and adequate supply of gases for lighting, heating, and industrial purposes. Work permitted under this classification shall include the furnishing of materials, fixtures and labor to extend service from a building out to the main water, sewer or gas pipeline.
S211 - Boiler Installation Contractor. Fabrication and/or installation of fire-tube and water-tube power boilers and hot water heating boilers, including all fittings and piping, valves, gauges, pumps, radiators, converters, fuel oil tanks, fuel lines, chimney flues, heat insulation and all other devices, apparatus, and equipment related thereto.
S212 - Irrigation Sprinkling Contractor. Layout, fabrication, and/or installation of water distribution system for artificial watering or irrigation.
S213 - Industrial Piping Contractor. Fabrication and/or installation of pipes and piping for the conveyance or transmission of steam, gases, chemicals, and other substances including excavating, trenching, and back-filling related to such work.
S214 - Water Conditioning Equipment Contractor. Fabrication and/or installation of water conditioning equipment and only such pipe and fittings as are necessary for connecting the water conditioning equipment to the water supply system within the premises.
S215 - Solar Thermal Systems Contractor. Construction, repair and/or installation of solar thermal systems up to the system shut off valve or where the system interfaces with any other plumbing system.
S216 - Residential Sewer Connection and Septic Tank Contractor. Construction of residential sewer lines including connection to the public sewer line, and excavation and grading related thereto. Excavation, installation and grading of residential septic tanks and their drainage.
S217 - Residential Plumbing Contractor. Fabrication and/or installation of material and fixtures to create and maintain sanitary conditions in residential building, including multiple units up to and including a four-plex by providing a permanent means for a supply of safe and pure water, a means for the timely and complete removal from the premises of all used or contaminated water, fluid and semi-fluid organic wastes and other impurities incidental to life and the occupation of such premises, and provision of a safe and adequate supply of gases for lighting and heating purposes. Work permitted under this classification shall include the furnishing of materials, fixtures and labor to extend service from a residential building out to the main water, sewer or gas pipeline. Excluded is any new construction and service work generally recognized in the industry as commercial or industrial.
S220 - Carpentry Contractor. Fabrication for structural and finish purposes in a structure or building using wood, wood products, metal studs, vinyl materials, or other wood/plastic/metal composites as is by custom and usage accepted in the building industry as carpentry. Incidental work includes the installation of tub liners and wall systems.
S221 - Cabinet, Millwork and Countertop Installation Contractor. On-site construction and/or installation of milled wood products or countertops.
S222 - Overhead and Garage Door Contractor. The installation of overhead and garage doors and door openers.
S230 - Siding Contractor. Fabrication, construction, and/or installation of siding.
S231 - Raingutter Installation Contractor. On-site fabrication and/or installation of raingutters and drains, roof flashings, gravel stops and metal ridges.
S240 - Glass and Glazing Contractor. Fabrication, construction, installation, and/or removal of all types and sizes of glass, mirrors, substitutes for glass, glass-holding members, frames, hardware, and other incidental related work.
S250 - Insulation Contractor. Installation of any insulating media in buildings and structures for the sole purpose of temperature control, sound control or fireproofing, but shall not include mechanical insulation of pipes, ducts or conduits.
S260 - General Concrete Contractor. Fabrication, construction, mixing, batching, and/or installation of concrete and related concrete products along with the placing and setting of screeds for pavement for flatwork, the construction of forms, placing and erection of steel bars for reinforcing and application of plaster and other cement-related products.
S261 - Concrete Form Setting and Shoring Contractor. Fabrication, construction, and/or installation of forms and shoring material; but, does not include the placement of concrete, finishing of concrete or embedded items such as metal reinforcement bars or mesh.
S262 - Gunnite and Pressure Grouting Contractor. Installation of a concrete product either injected or sprayed under pressure.
S263 - Cementatious Coating Systems Resurfacing and Sealing Contractor. Fabrication, construction, mixing, batching and installation of cementatious coating systems or sealants limited to the resurfacing or sealing of existing surfaces, including the preparation or patching of the surface to be covered or sealed.
S270 - General Drywall and Plastering Contractor. Fabrication, construction, and installation of drywall, gypsum, wallboard panels and assemblies. Preparation of drywall or plaster surfaces for suitable painting or finishing. Application to surfaces of coatings made of plaster, including the preparation of the surface and the provision of a base. This does not include applying stucco to lathe, plaster and other surfaces. Exempted is the plastering of foundations.
S272 - Ceiling Grid Systems, Ceiling Tile and Panel Systems Contractor. Fabrication and/or installation of wood, mineral, fiber, and other types of ceiling tile and panels and the grid systems required for placement.
S273 - Light-weight Metal and Non-bearing Wall Partitions Contractor. Fabrication and/or installation of light-weight metal and other non-bearing wall partitions.
S280 - General Roofing Contractor. Application and/or installation of asphalt, pitch, tar, felt, flax, shakes, shingles, roof tile, slate, and any other material or materials, or any combination of any thereof which use and custom has established as usable for, or which are now used as, water-proof, weatherproof, or watertight seal or membranes for roofs and surfaces; and roof conversion. Incidental work includes the installation of roof clamp ring to the roof drain.
S290 - General Masonry Contractor. Construction by cutting, and/or laying of all of the following brick, block, or forms: architectural, industrial, and refractory brick, all brick substitutes, clay and concrete blocks, terra-cotta, thin set or structural quarry tile, glazed structural tile, gypsum tile, glass block, clay tile, copings, natural stone, plastic refractories, and castables and any incidental works, including the installation of shower pans, as required in construction of the masonry work.
S291 - Stone Masonry Contractor. Construction using natural or artificial stone, either rough or cut and dressed, laid at random, with or without mortar. Incidental work includes the installation of shower pans.
S292 - Terrazzo Contractor. Construction by fabrication, grinding, and polishing of terrazzo by the setting of chips of marble, stone, or other material in an irregular pattern with the use of cement, polyester, epoxy or other common binders. Incidental work includes the installation of shower pans.
S293 - Marble, Tile and Ceramic Contractor. Preparation, fabrication, construction, and installation of artificial marble, burned clay tile, ceramic, encaustic, falence, quarry, semi-vitreous, and other tile, excluding hollow or structural partition tile. Incidental work includes the installation of shower pans.
S294 - Cultured Marble Contractor. Preparation, fabrication and installation of slab and sheet manmade synthetic products including cultured marble, onyx, granite, onice, corian, and corian type products. Incidental work includes the installation of shower pans.
S300 - General Painting Contractor. Preparation of surface and/or the application of all paints, varnishes, shellacs, stains, waxes and other coatings or pigments.
S310 - Excavation and Grading Contractor. Moving of the earth's surface or placing earthen materials on the earth's surface, by use of hand or power machinery and tools, including explosives, in any operation of cut, fill, excavation, grading, trenching, backfilling, or combination thereof as they are generally practiced in the construction trade.
S320 - Steel Erection Contractor. Construction by fabrication, placing, and tying or welding of steel reinforcing bars or erecting structural steel shapes, plates of any profile, perimeter or cross-section that are used to reinforce concrete or as structural members, including riveting, welding, and rigging.
S321 - Steel Reinforcing Contractor. Fabricating, placing, tying, or mechanically welding of reinforcing bars of any profile that are used to reinforce concrete buildings or structures.
S322 - Metal Building Erection Contractor. Erection of pre-fabricated metal structures including concrete foundation and footings, grading, and surface preparation.
S323 - Structural Stud Erection Contractor. Fabrication and installation of metal structural studs and bearing walls.
S330 - Landscaping Contractor.
(a) grading and preparing land for architectural, horticultural, or decorative treatment;
(b) arrangement, and planting of gardens, lawns, shrubs, vines, bushes, trees, or other decorative vegetation;
(c) construction of small decorative pools, tanks, fountains, hothouses, greenhouses, fences, walks, garden lighting of 50 volts or less, or sprinkler systems;
(d) construction of retaining walls except retaining walls which are intended to hold vehicles, structures, equipment or other non natural fill materials within the area located within a 45 degree angle from the base of the retaining wall to the level of where the additional weight bearing vehicles, structures, equipment or other non natural fill materials are located; or
(e) patio areas except that:
(i) no decking designed to support humans or structures shall be included; and
(ii) no concrete work designed to support structures to be placed upon the patio shall be included.
(f) This classification does not include running electrical or gas lines to any appliance.
S340 - Sheet Metal Contractor. Layout, fabrication, and installation of air handling and ventilating systems. All architectural sheet metal such as cornices, marquees, metal soffits, gutters, flashings, and skylights and skydomes including both plastic and fiberglass.
S350 - HVAC Contractor. Fabrication and installation of complete warm air heating and air conditioning systems, and complete ventilating systems.
S351 - Refrigerated Air Conditioning Contractor. Fabrication and installation of air conditioning ventilating systems to control air temperatures below 50 degrees.
S352 - Evaporative Cooling Contractor. Fabrication and installation of devices, machinery, and units to cool the air temperature employing evaporation of liquid.
S353 - Warm Air Heating Contractor. Layout, fabrication, and installation of such sheet metal, gas piping, and furnace equipment as necessary for a complete warm air heating and ventilating system.
S360 - Refrigeration Contractor. Construction and/or installation of refrigeration equipment including, but not limited to, built-in refrigerators, refrigerated rooms, insulated refrigerated spaces and equipment related thereto; but, the scope of permitted work does not include the installation of gas fuel or electric power services other than connection of electrical devices to a junction box provided for that device and electrical control circuitry not exceeding 50 volts.
S370 - Fire Suppression Systems Contractor. Layout, fabrication, and installation of fire protection systems using water, steam, gas, or chemicals. When a potable sanitary water supply system is used as the source of supply, connection to the water system must be accomplished by a licensed journeyman plumber. Excluded from this classification are persons engaged in the installation of fire suppression systems in hoods above cooking appliances.
S380 - Swimming Pool and Spa Contractor. On-site fabrication, construction and installation of swimming pools, prefabricated pools, spas, and tubs.
S390 - Sewer and Waste Water Pipeline Contractor. Construction of sewer lines, sewage disposal and sewage drain facilities including excavation and grading with respect thereto, and the construction of sewage disposal plants and appurtenances thereto.
S400 - Asphalt Paving Contractor. Construction of asphalt highways, roadways, driveways, parking lots or other asphalt surfaces, which will include but will not be limited to, asphalt overlay, chip seal, fog seal and rejuvenation, micro surfacing, plant mix sealcoat, slurry seal, and the removal of asphalt surfaces by milling. Also included is the excavation, grading, compacting and laying of fill or base-related thereto. Also included in painting on asphalt surfaces including striping, directional and other types of symbols or words.
S410 - Pipeline and Conduit Contractor. Fabrication, construction, and installation of pipes, conduit or cables for the conveyance and transmission from one station to another of such products as water, steam, gases, chemicals, slurries, data or communications. Included are the excavation, cabling, horizontal boring, grading, and backfilling necessary for construction of the system.
S420 - General Fencing, Ornamental Iron and Guardrail Contractor. Fabrication, construction, and installation of fences, guardrails, handrails, and barriers.
S421 - Residential Fencing Contractor. Fabrication and installation of residential fencing up to and including a height of six feet.
S430 - Metal Firebox and Fuel Burning Stove Installer. Fabrication, construction, and installation of metal fireboxes, fireplaces, and wood or coal-burning stoves, including the installation of venting and exhaust systems, provided the individual performing the installation is RMGA certified.
S440 - Sign Installation Contractor. Installation of signs and graphic displays which require installation permits or permission as issued by state or local governmental jurisdictions. Signs and graphic displays shall include signs of all types, both lighted and unlighted, permanent highway marker signs, illuminated awnings, electronic message centers, sculptures or graphic representations including logos and trademarks intended to identify or advertise the user or his product, building trim or lighting with neon or decorative fixtures, or any other animated, moving or stationary device used for advertising or identification purposes. Signs and graphic displays must be fabricated, installed and erected in accordance with professionally engineered specifications and wiring in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
S441 - Non Electrical Outdoor Advertising Sign Contractor. Installation of signs and graphic displays which require installation permits or permission as issued by state and local governmental jurisdictions. Signs and graphics shall include outdoor advertising signs which do not have electrical lighting or other electrical requirements, and in accordance with professionally engineered specifications.
S450 - Mechanical Insulation Contractor. Fabrication, application and installation of insulation materials to pipes, ducts and conduits.
S460 - Wrecking and Demolition Contractor. The raising, cribbing, underpinning, moving, and removal of building and structures.
S470 - Petroleum Systems Contractor. Installation of above and below ground petroleum and petro-chemical storage tanks, piping, dispensing equipment, monitoring equipment and associated petroleum and petro-chemical equipment including excavation, backfilling, concrete and asphalt.
S480 - Piers and Foundations Contractor. The excavation, drilling, compacting, pumping, sealing and other work necessary to construct, alter or repair piers, piles, footings and foundations placed in the earth's subsurface to prevent structural settling and to provide an adequate capacity to sustain or transmit the structural load to the soil or rock below.
S490 - Wood Flooring Contractor. Installation of wood flooring including prefinished and unfinished material, sanding, staining and finishing of new and existing wood flooring. Underlayments, non-structural subfloors and other incidental related work.
S491 - Laminate Floor Installation Contractor. Installation of laminate floors including underlayments, non-structural subfloors and other incidental related work, but does not include the installation of sold wood flooring.
S500 - Sports and Athletic Courts, Running Tracks, and Playground Installation Contractor. Installation of sports and athletic courts including but not limited to tennis courts, racquetball courts, handball courts, basketball courts, running tracks, playgrounds, or any combination. Includes nonstructural floor subsurfaces, nonstructural wall surfaces, perimeter walls and perimeter fencing. Includes the installation and attachment of equipment such as poles, basketball standards or other equipment.
S600 - General Stucco Contractor. Applying stucco to lathe, plaster and other surfaces.
S700 - Specialty License Contractor.
(a) A specialty license is a license that confines the scope of the allowable contracting work to a specialized area of construction which the Division grants on a case-by-case basis.
(b) When applying for a specialty license, an applicant, if requested, shall submit to the Division the following:
(i) a detailed statement of the type and scope of contracting work that the applicant proposes to perform; and
(ii) any brochures, catalogs, photographs, diagrams, or other material to further clarify the scope of the work that the applicant proposes to perform.
(c) A contractor issued a specialty license shall confine the contractor's activities to the field and scope of operations as outlined by the Division.
(3)(a) Any person holding a S215 Solar Systems Contractor license before the effective date of this rule may obtain a S202 Solar Photovoltaic Contractor license by submitting an affidavit demonstrating two years of experience that meets the requirements of R156-55a-302b no later than March 31, 2010.
(b) Any person holding a S271 Plastering and Stucco Contractor license before the effective date of this rule shall be issued a S270 General Drywall and Plastering Contractor license.
(c) Any person holding a S274 Drywall Contractor license before the effective date of this rule shall be issued a S270 General Drywall and Plastering Contractor license.
(d) Any person holding a S271 Plastering and Stucco Contractor license or an S270 General Drywall, Stucco and Plastering Contractor license before the effective date of this rule may obtain a S600 General Stucco Contractor license by submitting an affidavit demonstrating two years of experience that meets the requirements of R156-55a-302b no later than March 31, 2010.
(e) Any person holding any of the following licenses before the effective date of this rule shall be issued a S280 General Roofing Contractor license:
(i) S281 Single Ply and Specialty Coating Contractor;
(ii) S282 Build-up Roofing Contractor;
(iii) S283 Shingle and Shake Roofing Contractor;
(iv) S284 Tile Roofing Contractor; and
(v) S285 Metal Roofing Contractor.
(4) The following activities are determined to not significantly impact the public health, safety and welfare and therefore do not require a contractors license:
(b) pumping services;
(c) tree stump or tree removal;
(d) installation within a building of communication cables including phone and cable television;
(e) installation of low voltage electrical as described in R156-55b-102(1);
(f) construction of utility sheds, gazebos or other similar items which are personal property and not attached;
(g) building and window washing, including power washing;
(h) central vacuum systems installation;
(i) concrete cutting;
(j) interior decorating;
(k) wall paper hanging;
(l) drapery and blind installation;
(m) welding on personal property which is not attached;
(n) chimney sweepers other than repairing masonry;
(o) carpet and vinyl floor installation; and
(p) artificial turf installation.
(5) The following activities are those determined to not significantly impact the public health, safety and welfare beyond the regulations by other agencies and therefore do not require a contractors license:
(a) lead removal regulated by the Department of Environmental Quality;
(b) asbestos removal regulated by the Department of Environmental Quality;
(c) elevator installation and maintenance regulated by the Labor Commission; and
(d) fire alarm installation regulated by the Fire Marshal.
R156-55a-302b. Qualifications for Licensure - Experience Requirements.
In accordance with Subsection 58-55-302(1)(e)(ii), the minimum experience requirements are established as follows:
(1) Requirements for all license classifications:
(a) All experience shall be directly supervised by the applicant's employer.
(b) All experience shall be directly related to the scope of practice set forth in Section R156-55a-301 of the classification the applicant is applying for, as determined by the Division.
(c) One year of work experience means 2000 hours.
(d) No more than 2000 hours of experience during any 12 month period may be claimed.
(e) Except as described in [
paragraph] (2)(c), experience obtained under the
supervision of a construction trades instructor as a part of an
educational program is not qualifying experience for a contractors
(2) Requirements for E100 General Engineering, B100 General Building, R100 Residential and Small Commercial Building license classifications:
(a) In addition to the requirements of paragraph (1), an applicant for an R100, B100 or E100 license shall have within the past 10 years a minimum of four years experience as an employee of a contractor licensed in the license classification applied for, or the substantial equivalent of a contractor licensed in that license classification as determined by the Division.
(b) Two of the required four years of experience shall be in a supervisory or managerial position.
(c) A person holding a four year bachelors degree or a two year associates degree in Construction Management may have one year of experience credited towards the supervisory or managerial experience requirement.
(d) A person holding a Utah professional engineer license may be credited with satisfying one year toward the supervisory or managerial experience required for E100 contractor license.
(3) Requirements for S220 Carpentry, S280 General Roofing, S290 General Masonry, S320 Steel Erection, S350 Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning, S360 Refrigeration and S370 Fire Suppression Systems license classifications:
In addition to the requirements of paragraph (1), an applicant shall have within the past 10 years a minimum of four years of experience as an employee of a contractor licensed in the license classification applied for, or the substantial equivalent of a contractor licensed in that license classification as determined by the Division.
(4) Requirements for I101 General Engineering Trades Instruction Facility, I102 General Building Trades Instruction Facility, I103 Electrical Trades Instruction Facility, I104 Plumbing Trades Instruction Facility, I105 Mechanical Trades Instruction Facility license classifications:
An applicant for construction trades instruction facility license shall have the same experience that is required for the license classifications for the construction trade they will instruct.
(5) Requirements for other license classifications:
Except as set forth in [
, in addition to the requirements of paragraph
(1), an applicant for contractor license classification not listed
above shall have within the past 10 years a minimum of two years of
experience as an employee of a contractor licensed in the license
classification applied for, or the substantial equivalent of a
contractor licensed in that license classification as determined by
(6) Requirements for S202 Solar
Photovoltaic Contractor. In addition to the requirements of [
paragraphs] (1) and (5), an applicant shall hold a
current certificate by the North American Board of Certified Energy
R156-55a-303a. Renewal Cycle - Procedures.
(1) In accordance with Subsection 58-1-308(1), the renewal date for the two year renewal cycle applicable to licensees under Title 58, Chapter 55 is established by rule in Section R156-1-308a .
(2) Renewal procedures shall be in
accordance with Section R156-1-308[
(3) In accordance with Subsections 58-55-501(21) and 58-1-308(3)(b)(i), there is established a continuing education requirement for license renewal. Each licensee, or the licensee's qualifier, or an officer, director or supervising individual, as designated by the licensee, shall comply with the continuing education requirements set forth in Section R156-55a-303b.
R156-55a-303b. Continuing Education - Standards.
(1) Required Hours. Pursuant to Subsection 58-55-501(21), each licensee shall complete a total of six hours of continuing education during each two year license term except that for the renewal term ending November 30, 2009, the continuing education must be completed between July 1, 2007 and November 30, 2009. A minimum of three hours shall be core education. The remaining three hours are to be professional education. Additional core education hours beyond the required amount may be substituted for professional education hours.
(a) "Core continuing education" is defined as construction codes, construction laws, OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 safety training, governmental regulations pertaining to the construction trades and employee verification and payment practices.
(b) "Professional continuing education" is defined as substantive subjects dealing with the practice of the construction trades, including land development, land use, planning and zoning, energy conservation, professional development, arbitration practices, estimating, finance and bookkeeping, marketing techniques, servicing clients, personal and property protection for the licensee and the licensee's clients and similar topics.
(c) The following course subject matter is not acceptable as core education or professional education hours: mechanical office and business skills, such as typing, speed reading, memory improvement and report writing; physical well-being or personal development, such as personal motivation, stress management, time management, dress for success, or similar subjects; presentations by a supplier or a supplier representative to promote a particular product or line of products; and meetings held in conjunction with the general business of the licensee or employer.
(d) The Division may defer or waive the continuing education requirements as provided in Section R156-1-308d.
(2) A continuing education course shall meet the following standards:
(a) Time. Each hour of continuing education course credit shall consist of 50 minutes of education in the form of seminars, lectures, conferences, training sessions or distance learning modules. The remaining ten minutes is to allow for breaks.
(b) Provider. The course provider shall meet the requirements of this Section and shall be one of the following:
(i) a recognized accredited college or university;
(ii) a state or federal agency;
(iii) a professional association or organization involved in the construction trades; or
(iv) a commercial continuing education provider providing a program related to the construction trades.
(c) Content. The content of the course shall be relevant to the practice of the construction trades and consistent with the laws and rules of this state.
(d) Objectives. The learning objectives of the course shall be reasonably and clearly stated.
(e) Teaching Methods. The course shall be presented in a competent, well organized and sequential manner consistent with the stated purpose and objective of the program.
(f) Faculty. The course shall be prepared and presented by individuals who are qualified by education, training and experience.
(g) Distance learning. A course may be recognized for continuing education that is provided via Internet or through home study courses provided the course verifies registration and participation in the course by means of a test which demonstrates that the participant has learned the material presented.
(h) Documentation. The course provider shall have a competent method of registration of individuals who actually completed the course, shall maintain records of attendance that are available for review by the Division and shall provide individuals completing the course a certificate which contains the following information:
(i) the date of the course;
(ii) the name of the course provider;
(iii) the name of the instructor;
(iv) the course title;
(v) the hours of continuing education credit and type of credit (core or professional);
(vi) the attendee's name; and
(v) the signature of the course provider.
(3) On a random basis, the Division may assign monitors at no charge to attend a course for the purpose of evaluating the course and the instructor.
(4) Each licensee shall maintain adequate documentation as proof of compliance with this section, such as certificates of completion, course handouts and materials. The licensee shall retain this proof for a period of three years from the end of the renewal period for which the continuing education is due.
(5) Licensees who lecture in continuing education courses meeting these requirements shall receive two hours of continuing education for each hour spent lecturing. However, no lecturing or teaching credit is available for participation in a panel discussion.
(6) The continuing education requirement for electricians as established in Section R156-55b-304, which is completed by an electrical contractor, shall satisfy the continuing education requirement for contractors as established in Subsection 58-55-501(21) and implemented herein.
(7) Licensees who obtain an initial license after March 31st of the renewal year shall not be required to meet the continuing education requirement for that renewal cycle.
A continuing education registry qualified under Subsection
R156-55a-303b(9) may approve continuing education programs
sponsored by or submitted to the continuing education registry for
approval under this rule.]
9]) Continuing Education Registry.[ To obtain approval as a continuing education registry, an
organization shall: (a) be a professional association whose membership primarily
consists of licensed contractors;
(b) be organized and in good standing according to the laws
of the state;
(c) enter into a written agreement with the Division under
which the organization agrees to:]
(i) ] review and [ approve] only those programs which meet the standards
set forth under this Section;
(ii) publish [
and disseminate to their members or other contractors on
request,] listings of continuing education
programs which [ they ]have
which meet the standards for
continuing education credit under this rule;
(iii) maintain accurate records of
qualified continuing education approved[
and provide a list of such continuing education programs to
i]v) make records of approved continuing education
available for audit by
representatives of the Division.
d]) Fees. A continuing education registry may charge a
reasonable fee to continuing education providers
for services provided for review and
approval of continuing education programs.
KEY: contractors, occupational licensing, licensing
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
Notice of Continuation: November 8, 2006
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 58-1-106(1)(a); 58-1-202(1)(a); 58-55-101; 58-55-308(1); 58-55-102(35); 58-55-501(21)
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