(a) No person may be admitted to an examination or licensed as an instructor unless he or she possesses all of the following qualifications:
(1) Has completed at least 12 grades in secondary school, or the equivalent.
(2) Holds a valid license in the applicable area of practice.
(3) Satisfies either of the following requirements:
a. Has successfully completed at least 1,500 hours in a teacher's training course at a school licensed or registered under the provisions of this chapter.
b. Has completed at least one year of active experience in a shop plus 650 hours in a school licensed or registered under the provisions of this chapter.
(b) Any applicant who satisfies the qualifications in subsection (a), pays the applicable examination fee, successfully completes the applicable examination, and pays the license fee shall be issued an instructor license for the applicable area of practice.