Alabama Code > Title 25 > Chapter 13 > § 25-13-12 - Issuance of license; fees; emergency and temporary elevator mechanic licenses; renewal; continuing education
Current as of: 2010
(a) Upon approval of an application, the administrator may issue a license which shall be renewable biennially. The fee for such license and for any renewal thereafter shall be set by the board.
(b) Whenever an emergency exists in the state due to disaster, act of God, or work stoppage and the number of persons in the state holding licenses granted by the administrator is insufficient to cope with the emergency, the licensed elevator contractors shall respond as necessary to assure the safety of the public. Any person certified by a licensed elevator contractor to have an acceptable combination of documented experience and education to perform elevator work without direct and immediate supervision shall seek an emergency elevator mechanic license from the administrator within five business days after commencing work requiring a license. The administrator shall issue emergency elevator mechanic licenses. The licensed elevator contractor shall furnish proof of competency as the administrator may require. Each such license shall recite that it is valid for a period of 30 days from the date of issuance for particular elevators or geographical areas as the administrator may designate and shall entitle the licensee to the rights and privileges of an elevator mechanic license issued in this chapter. The administrator shall renew an emergency elevator mechanic license during the existence of an emergency. No fee shall be charged for any emergency elevator mechanic license or renewal thereof.
(c) A licensed elevator contractor shall notify the administrator when there are no licensed personnel available to perform elevator work. The licensed elevator contractor may request that the administrator issue temporary elevator mechanic licenses to persons certified by the licensed elevator contractor to have an acceptable combination of documented experience and education to perform elevator work without direct and immediate supervision. Any person certified by the licensed elevator contractor to have an acceptable combination of documented experience and education to perform elevator work without direct and immediate supervision shall immediately seek a temporary elevator mechanic license from the administrator and shall pay such fee as the board shall determine. Each such license shall recite that it is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and while the person is employed by the licensed elevator contractor who certified the individual as qualified. The license shall be renewable as long as the shortage of license holders shall continue.
(d)(1) The renewal of all licenses granted under this section shall be conditioned upon the submission of a certificate of completion of a course designed to ensure the continuing education of licensees on new and existing provisions of the regulations of the board. The course shall consist of not less than eight hours of instruction and shall be attended and completed within one year immediately preceding any such license renewal.
(2) The course shall be taught by instructors through continuing education providers and may include, but not be limited to, association seminars and labor training programs. The board shall approve the continuing education providers. All instructors shall be approved by the board and exempt from the requirements of the preceding paragraph with regard to application for license renewal provided that the applicant was qualified as an instructor at any time during the year immediately preceding the scheduled date for such renewal.
(3) A licensee who is unable to complete the continuing education course required under this section prior to the expiration of his or her license due to a temporary disability may apply for a waiver from the board. This shall be on a form provided by the board which shall be signed under the penalties of perjury and accompanied by a certified statement from a competent physician attesting to the temporary disability. Upon the termination of the temporary disability, the licensee shall submit to the board a certified statement from the same physician, if practicable, attesting to the termination of the temporary disability. At that time a waiver sticker, valid for 90 days, shall be issued to the licensee and affixed to his or her license.
(4) Approved training providers shall keep uniform records, for a period of 10 years, of attendance of licensees following a format approved by the board, and the records shall be available for inspection by the board. Approved training providers shall be responsible for the security of all attendance records and certificates of completion; provided, however, that falsifying or knowingly allowing another to falsify such attendance records or certificates of completion shall constitute grounds for suspension or revocation of the approval required under this section.Prev Next