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PDFWAC 296-96-00912

License renewal requirements.

(1) An elevator contractor or elevator mechanic license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be valid for a period of two years and may be renewed by submission of a renewal application to the department, payment of a renewal fee as specified in WAC 296-96-00922 and proof of compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
(a) Elevator contractor licenses expire on the calendar date two years from issuance.
Upon applying for renewal the elevator contractor shall verify the primary point of contact information is correct.
(b) Elevator mechanic licenses expire on the licensee's birth date in the calendar year two years from the year of application. It is noted that the initial license term may be valid for a longer or shorter period of time depending on when the licensee's birthday falls compared to the date on which the initial license was issued.
(i) If a license is issued in an even-numbered year, the license will expire on the license holder's birth date in the next even-numbered year.
(ii) If a license is issued in an odd-numbered year, the license will expire on the license holder's birth date in the next odd-numbered year.
(c) Renewal of an elevator mechanic license shall be conditioned upon completion of not less than eight hours of instruction within one year immediately preceding a license renewal application and submission of a certificate of completion for the course. Continuing education courses and instructors shall be approved by the department.
(2) Temporary elevator mechanics (category (09)). A temporary elevator mechanic license may be renewed at the discretion of the department. Examples include, but are not limited to, abnormally high rate of construction or natural disaster.
(a) The renewal period is one year from the date of issuance.
(b) As part of the renewal process the applicant shall:
(i) Complete and submit a department-approved application.
(ii) Pay the fees specified in WAC 296-96-00922.
(iii) Have seventy-five percent of both education and training hours to obtain a license (see WAC 296-96-00908).
The department may require the applicant demonstrate more than seventy-five percent of education hours if multiple temporary licenses are requested.
(3) The department may deny renewals of licenses under this section if the applicant owes outstanding final judgments to the department. Final judgment also includes any penalties assessed against an individual or firm owed the department because of an unappealed civil penalty or any outstanding fees due under chapter 70.87 RCW and this chapter.
(4) Renewals will be considered timely when the renewal application is received on or prior to the expiration date of the license.
(5) Renewals are considered late if the renewal applications are received after the expiration date of the license but no later than ninety days after the expiration of the licenses. If the application is not received within ninety days from license expiration, the licensee must reapply and pass the competency examination.
(6) A mechanic licensed in the state of Washington may take a withdrawal if they are no longer working for a company licensed in the state or no longer performing work that requires a license. A mechanic holding a valid license that wishes to withdraw their license shall submit their request, in writing, to the department of labor and industries elevator section prior to the license expiration date. To cancel a withdrawal request and be reinstated, the mechanic shall submit their request in writing, reapply, complete the required continuing education, and pay the renewal licensing fee.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 21-18-096, § 296-96-00912, filed 8/31/21, effective 10/1/21; WSR 19-24-086, § 296-96-00912, filed 12/3/19, effective 12/3/19; WSR 18-18-068, § 296-96-00912, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18; WSR 13-24-066, § 296-96-00912, filed 11/27/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. WSR 04-12-047, § 296-96-00912, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04.]
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