Iowa Admin. Code r. 641-44.4 - Application for credentialing

(1) An application for credentialing or renewal of credentials as a radon mitigation specialist shall be filed on a form prescribed by the department, shall contain complete and accurate information and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fees as outlined in subrule 44.4(6).
(2) The department may require the applicant to submit supplementary statements containing additional information to enable the department to determine whether an application should be approved or denied, or whether a previously issued credential should be amended, suspended, or revoked.
(3) Each application or supplementary statement shall be signed by either the applicant personally, or a person authorized in writing by the applicant to do so on the applicant's behalf.
(4) A credential will be valid for one year following the date of issuance. No radon abatement covered by this chapter can be commenced after the expiration of the term of credentialing unless an application for renewal has been received by the department within 30 days of the notice of expiration and the renewal application is deemed complete and acceptable by the department. All radon mitigation work commenced prior to expiration of credentialing must be completed within 3 0 days of the expiration date if renewal is not accomplished. If the application is rejected, no radon abatement may be conducted by that applicant in the state of Iowa if a financial arrangement is involved.
(5) An application to renew credentials must be on a form approved by the department and must include the number of mitigation systems installed for the renewal period and any changes in the initial credentialing application, along with the fee specified in subrule 44.4(6).
(6) Radon mitigation credentialing. Any person wishing to become credentialed as a radon mitigation specialist shall be required to pay fees sufficient to defray the cost of administering this chapter.
a. Application fee.
(1) Each person with Iowa residency wishing certification under the provisions of 641-Chapter 44 shall pay a nonrefundable $25 application fee.
(2) Each person without Iowa residency wishing certification under 641-Chapter 44 shall pay a nonrefundable $100 application fee.
b. Annual credentialing fee. Each individual requesting credentialing must:
(1) Pay an initial fee of $150 which is refundable if credentialing is not completed.
(2) Pay annually a renewal fee of $150 or a mitigation system installation surcharge fee of $40 per mitigation system installed (as defined in 641-44.2 (136B) ) costing more than $200, whichever is greater. With each renewal, a credentialed person must submit legal documentation of the number of mitigation systems installed the previous credentialing year. If an individual decides not to renew credentials the following year, all surcharge fees are to be paid in full within 30 days of the date of expiration of the credentials.
c. Returned check and late fees.
(1) Persons who fail to pay required fees to the department are subject to the following penalty(ies):
1. $15 for each insufficient funds check submitted for payment of radon mitigation fees.
2. $25 per month for failure to pay annual radon mitigation credentialing fees starting after the annual renewal date or date of expiration.
(2) If payment is not received and the certification has been expired 30 days, certification will be revoked immediately. In order to regain certification, the individual must reapply and pay the appropriate fees as outlined in this subrule.
d. Applications for initial and renewal credentialing must be submitted along with the appropriate fees specified in this subrule to the Division of Environmental Health, Iowa Department of Public Health, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075. The fee must be in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Iowa Department of Public Health and must include on the check or money order an indication of the purpose of the fee (i.e., radon mitigation credentialing).
e. Each person wishing to receive reciprocal recognition of credentialing from another jurisdiction must pay the appropriate fees as outlined in this subrule.

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 641-44.4

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