Section 2-28-5

Minimum qualifications for applicants for permits to engage in structural pest control work; applicants to present evidence as to qualifications to commissioner; issuance of permits.

(a) Every applicant for examination for a permit to engage in structural pest control work, including those who will be designated as certified operators or branch supervisors as provided for in Section 2-28-8, shall have a knowledge of the practical and scientific facts underlying the practice of structural pest control work and the necessary knowledge and ability to recognize and control those hazardous conditions which may affect human life and health. Applicants for certified operators' or branch supervisors' permits, before being eligible to take an examination for structural pest control work, shall present satisfactory evidence to the commissioner relative to his or her qualifications.

(b) Before a permit is issued to any applicant, the applicant shall be certified by the commissioner as qualified to perform the type or branch of professional work or service for which a permit is desired. Any full-time employee of the applicant who has been certified by the commissioner as qualified to perform the type or branch of professional work or service in which the applicant will engage may be designated by the applicant as a certified operator or branch supervisor to be in charge of and responsible for the applicant's professional work or service, and the permit may be issued naming that employee as certified operator or branch supervisor.

(Acts 1939, No. 548, p. 866; Code 1940, T. 2, §674; Acts 1943, No. 499, p. 468, §1; Acts 1953, No. 873, p. 1169, §2; Acts 1965, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 43, p. 58, §1; Acts 1969, No. 796, p. 1429, §2; Acts 1992, No. 92-122, p. 207, §3; Acts 1993, No. 93-761, p. 1519, §4.)