Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R152. Commerce, Consumer Protection.

Rule R152-42. Uniform Debt-Management Services Act Rule.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R152-42-1. Authority, Purpose and Definitions.

These rules are promulgated under Utah Code Section 13-42-102(9)(c), 13-42-112(2), 13-42-132(3), and 13-42-132(6) to facilitate the orderly administration of the Uniform Debt-Management Services Act, Utah Code Title 13, Chapter 42.

R152-42-2. Application for Registration.

In addition to the requirements contained in Sections 13-42-105 and 13-42-106, applicants shall submit to the division with their initial application a copy of the applicant's articles of incorporation or other organizational documentation showing the applicant's current legal status.

R152-42-3. Registration in Another State.

(1) If a provider holds a license or certificate of registration authorizing it to provide debt-management services in another state, the provider may submit a copy of that license or certificate and the application for that license or certificate, instead of an application in the form prescribed by the Uniform Debt-Management Services Act, Utah Code Title 13, Chapter 42, provided that the license or certificate was issued by one of the following states:

(a) Rhode Island, pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws, Title 19, Chapter 14.8;

(b) Delaware, pursuant to Delaware Code Annotated, Title 6, Chapter 24A; or

(c) any state approved by the Division by rule.

(2) To qualify under this rule, the provider must meet all the requirements of Utah Code Section 13-42-112, including filing a surety bond or substitute in accordance with Utah Code Section 13-42-113 or 13-42-114 that is solely payable or available to this state and to individuals who reside in this state.

R152-42-4. Independent Accrediting Organizations.

In order to comply with requirements of Utah Code Section 13-42-106(8) a provider must provide evidence of accreditation by an independent accrediting organization approved by the Director of the Division that assures compliance with industry standards. A list of organizations that have been approved can be found on the Division's website or obtained by contacting the Division.

R152-42-5. Certification of Counselors.

In order to comply with the requirements of Utah Code Section 13-42-106(9), a provider must provide evidence that, within 12 months after initial employment, each of the applicant's counselors becomes certified as a certified counselor. A list of organizations or programs that have been approved can be found on the Division's website or by contacting the Division.

R152-42-6. Adoption of Base Year.

Pursuant to Utah Code Section 13-42-132(6), the Division adopts a base year of 2007.


debt-management, consumer protection

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

May 22, 2007

Notice of Continuation

December 1, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

13-42-102(9)(c); 13-42-112(2); 13-42-132(3); 13-42-132(6)

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R152, please contact the promulgating agency (Commerce, Consumer Protection). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.