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§ 16-3A-07. Expiration and renewal of license

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 16. Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, and Home Inspectors (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3a. Licensing of Home Inspectors (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 16-3A-07
§ 16-3A-07. Expiration and renewal of license
Staggered expiration dates
(a) Unless a license is renewed for a 2-year term as provided in this section, the license expires on a staggered basis as determined by the Secretary.
Notice of expiration
(b)(1) At least 1 month before a license expires, the Commission shall mail or electronically transmit to the licensee:
(i) a renewal application form; and
(ii) a notice that states:
1. the date on which the current license expires; and
2. the amount of the renewal fee.
(2) If an electronic transmission under paragraph (1) of this subsection is returned to the Commission as undeliverable, the Commission shall mail to the licensee, at the last known address of the licensee, the materials required under paragraph (1) of this subsection within 10 business days of the date the Commission received the notice that the electronic transmission was undeliverable.
Grounds for renewal
(c) Before a license expires, the licensee may renew it for an additional 2-year term, if the licensee:
(1) otherwise is entitled to be licensed;
(2) pays to the Commission a renewal fee set by the Commission;
(3) submits a renewal application on the form that the Commission provides; and
(4) submits proof of compliance with the insurance requirement of § 16-4A-04 of this title.
Duty of Commission to renew license
(d) The Commission shall renew the license of and issue a license to each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
Regulations relating to continuing professional competency
(e)(1) The Commission shall adopt regulations to require a demonstration of continuing professional competency of up to 30 educational hours for a licensee as a condition of renewal of a license under this section in accordance with paragraphs (2) through (6) of this subsection.
(2) Continuing professional competency requirements do not apply to the first renewal of a license.
(3) If a license expires on or before September 30, 2013, a licensee is not required to fulfill the continuing professional competency requirements.
(4) If a license expires between October 1, 2013, and September 30, 2014, a licensee is required to fulfill 50% of the continuing professional competency requirements as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commission under this subsection.
(5) If a license expires on or after October 1, 2014, a licensee is required to fulfill the full continuing professional competency requirements as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commission under this subsection.
(6) Educational hours from a continuing professional competency course satisfy the requirement of paragraph (1) of this subsection if:
(i) the course is offered by:
1. the American Society of Home Inspectors;
2. the National Association of Home Inspectors; or
3. any other provider approved by the Commission; and
(ii) the Commission determines that the course increases the licensee's knowledge of the provision of home inspection services, including one or more components of an existing residential building.

Credits

Added by Acts 2001, c. 470, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 226, § 1, eff. July 1, 2002; Acts 2008, c. 160, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2011, c. 186, § 1, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 269, § 1, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 270, § 1, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2017, c. 246, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 247, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 16-3A-07, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 16-3A-07
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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