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Chapter 121-3 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

Rule 121-3-.01 Application for Statewide License

(1) Applications for license or certification and requests for scheduling of examination must be completed in full on a form approved by the division, submitted with the required fee, and received by the deadline date established by the division.
(2) The application fee, examination fee, and re-examination fee will be approved by the Board in order to recover costs associated with processing application and administering the examination. Fees will be published in a separate schedule and will be made available to all applicants. The application fee is non-refundable. The examination fee or re-examination fee may be refunded only if the applicant submits a request for refund prior to being scheduled for the examination, however a partial refund of any unexpended portion of the examination fee for scheduled applicants may be approved, at the Board's discretion.
(3) Reference and other examination material which are provided to applicants by the Divisions of the Board and replacement of such material requested by applicants may be provided subject to a fee approved by the Board. Such fees will be published in a separate schedule and will be made available to all applicants.
(4) All applicants for license or certification must report to the Board, prior to becoming licensed, any findings or pleas of guilty or pleas under nolo contendere or under the "First Offender Act" for the commission of any felony or misdemeanor, other than minor traffic violations, except that any misdemeanor committed more than five years prior to application need only be reported upon request.
(5) The divisions of the Board may take disciplinary action on the license or certification of any person guilty of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude or crime involving a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.
(6) The Board will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The request for an accomodation by an individual with a disability must be made in writing and received in the Board office by the application deadline along with appropriate documentation, as indicated in the Request for Disability Accommodation Guidelines.

Rule 121-3-.02 Confidentiality of Applicant and Examination Information

(1) Applications for examination and the names of applicants shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed without written authorization from the applicant and approval by the appropriate division. Personal references submitted by third parties as part of an application shall not be disclosed to the applicant without written authorization from the person who submitted the reference and approval by the appropriate division.
(2) No applicant may remove from the examination room any examination material or notes on the examination. All examination material and notes made by the applicant during the examination must be given to the examination proctor before leaving the examination room. Any applicant who removes examination materials or notes from the examination room or who shares information on examination questions or answers during or after the examination, or who violates other procedures for the examination as listed in the examination instructions will be subject to disciplinary proceedings as provided for by Board Rule 121-5, at the discretion of the appropriate division.
(3) The appropriate division may, at its sole discretion, release the grade to a failing applicant. Individual papers may not be reviewed with the applicant nor shall the applicant be permitted to inspect either questions or answers following the examination.

Rule 121-3-.03 Applicant Review Course

(1) Any applicant for conditioned air contractor, electrical contractor, master plumber, or journeyman plumber license who takes and fails the examination twice after July 1, 1989, must submit documentation of completion of a review course before being scheduled for a third examination. The review course must meet the qualifications under board Rule 121-2-.06. The documentation of completion must include:
(a) the name of the school;
(b) the course title;
(c) the name and license number of the instructor if the course was conducted by other than a college or postsecondary technical school;
(d) the topics covered by the course;
(e) the number of instruction hours; and
(f) the date of completion.

Rule 121-3-.04 Repealed

Rule 121-3-.05 Repealed

Rule 121-3-.06 Repealed