61G4-15.012. Certification of Residential Solar Water Heating Specialty Contractors  

Effective on Thursday, November 13, 1997
  • 1(1) Scope of Rule. The purpose of this rule is to provide for the certification of residential solar water heating contractors.

    22(2) Definition. A residential solar water heating contractor is a specialty contractor whose contracting business consists of the execution of contracts requiring the skill, knowledge, ability and experience to size, install, alter, repair, maintain, relocate, replace, or use residential domestic potable solar water heating systems to include solar heating panels and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith. The scope of work of such contractor is limited to solar domestic hot water systems for one-family, two-family, or three-family residences, not exceeding two stories in height and solar swimming pool heaters for residential swimming pools. The residential solar water heating contractor must subcontract any work for which a local certificate of competency is required unless such contractor is state certified in the respective trade category or is licensed in such category by the appropriate local authority.

    159Nothing in this rule shall be deemed to restrict or limit in any manner the legal authority of certified mechanical contractors, certified Class A and B air conditioning contractors, or certified plumbing contractors to install residential solar water heating systems.

    199(3) Certification Procedures.

    202(a) Qualifications.

    2041. Any person who desires to become a certified residential solar water heating contractor shall apply to the Construction Industry Licensing Board of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation in writing to take the certification examination.

    2412. A person shall be entitled to take the certification examination if the person:

    255a. Is eighteen (18) years of age;

    262b. Is of good moral character; and

    269c. Meets eligibility requirements according to one of the criteria established in Section 282489.111(2)(c)1., 2832., or 3., F.S.

    287(b) Other Certification Procedures and Fees. Other certification procedures and fees for certified residential solar water heating contractors shall be the same as those provided for the certification of other contractors as defined in Part I, Chapter 489, F.S. The amount of liability insurance required for certified residential solar water heating contractors shall be as follows: $100,000 public liability insurance and $25,000 property damage insurance.

    354(4)(a) All Residential Solar Water Heating Speciality Contractors whose certification or registration was issued pursuant to this part and is valid on July 1, 1994 shall be able to renew and otherwise continue business as is set forth in Chapter 489, F.S., and this part. No person not previously certified or registered as a Residential Solar Water Heating Speciality Contractor as of July 1, 1994, shall be certified or registered after July 1, 1994. However, the board shall continue to license and regulate those contractors who held said licenses in good standing prior to July 1, 1994.

    451(b) Only solar contractors who meet the qualifications for certification as set forth at Section 466489.105(3)(o), F.S., 468and Rule 47061G4-15.012, 471F.A.C., may lawfully contract after July 1, 1994.

    479(c) Any contractor certified pursuant to this rule who has maintained his license in good standing, and who has not been disciplined by the Board, will not be required to sit for the business portion of the Solar Contractor Certification examination.

    520Specific Authority 522120.53, 523455.217(1), 524489.113(6), 525489.115(4) FS. 527Law Implemented 529120.53, 530455.217(1), 531489.113(6), 532489.115(4) FS. 534History– New 10-8-81, Formerly 21E-15.12, Amended 6-1-88, 4-20-93, Formerly 21E-15.012, Amended 11-13-97.


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