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WAC 296-400A-020

How do I obtain a certificate of competency?

You can obtain a certificate of competency by completing the following requirements for:
(1) Journey level, residential and domestic pump specialty plumber certificate:
(a) Submitting a competency examination application to the department;
(b) Paying the examination fee shown in WAC 296-400A-045(1);
(c) Submitting the required evidence of competency and experience to the department as required under WAC 296-400A-120 and 296-400A-121;
(d) Providing documentation to the department with continuing education requirements;
(e) Passing the competency examination;
(f) In lieu of (a), (b) and (c) of this subsection and with the approval of the advisory board, the department may accept the successful passage of an examination administered by a nationally recognized testing entity;
(g) For domestic pump specialty plumbers, in lieu of (a), (b) and (c) of this subsection and with the approval of the advisory board, the department may accept a certification issued by professional trade association; and
(h) Paying the certification issuance fee within ninety days of notification of passing the written examination. Failure to pay within ninety days will require reexamination.
(2) Backflow assembly maintenance and repair specialty certificate:
(a) Submitting a competency examination application to the department;
(b) Submitting evidence of a current backflow assembly tester certification issued by the department of health;
(c) Paying the application and certificate fee shown in WAC 296-400A-045(1);
(d) Passing the competency examination; and
(e) Paying the certification issuance fee within ninety days of notification of passing the written examination. Failure to pay within ninety days will require reexamination.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.106 RCW and Uniform Plumbing Code. WSR 16-08-100, § 296-400A-020, filed 4/5/16, effective 5/16/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040 and 18.106.140. WSR 09-10-080, § 296-400A-020, filed 5/5/09, effective 6/5/09; WSR 06-24-040, § 296-400A-020, filed 11/30/06, effective 12/31/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040, 18.106.140, 2002 c 82, and 2003 c 399. WSR 04-12-046, § 296-400A-020, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040, 18.106.140, 2001 c 281, and chapter 18.106 RCW. WSR 02-14-074, § 296-400A-020, filed 6/28/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.050, [18.106.]070, [18.106.]110, [18.106.]125, [18.106.]140 and [18.106.]270. WSR 97-11-052, § 296-400A-020, filed 5/20/97, effective 6/30/97.]
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