receipt of a completed application and application fee, the Board
shall issue a
license to any person who documents that he or she holds a valid, current elevator
mechanic license in good standing issued by another state, if:
1. The Board determines that the state that issued
the license has or had at the time of issuance, education, training, and examination
requirements for licensure substantially equivalent to those in New
2. The applicant has been
practicing as a licensed elevator mechanic for a period of at least six months
within the five years immediately prior to the date of application; and
3. The requirements of (b) below are
Prior to the
issuance of the license, the Board
shall have received:
1. Documentation satisfactory to the Board that
the applicant's license is in good standing in any state in which the applicant is
or ever was licensed; and
of an agent in New Jersey for service of process if the applicant is not a New
Jersey resident and does not have an office in New Jersey.
For purposes of this section, "good standing"
1. No action has been taken against the
applicant's license by any licensing board;
2. No action adversely affecting the applicant's
privileges to practice as an elevator mechanic has been taken by any out-of-State
institution, organization, or employer;
3. No disciplinary proceeding is pending that
could affect the applicant's privileges to practice as an elevator
4. All fines levied by any
out-of-State board have been paid; and
5. There is no pending or final action by any
criminal authority for violation of law or regulation, or any arrest or conviction
for any criminal or quasi-criminal offense under the laws of the United States, New
Jersey, or any other state, including: criminal homicide; aggravated assault; sexual
assault, criminal sexual contact or lewdness; or any offense involving any
controlled dangerous substance or controlled dangerous substance analog.
(d) For purposes of this section, a
"substantially equivalent" examination need not be identical to the current
examination requirements of this State, but such examination shall be nationally
recognized and of comparable scope and rigor.
(e) The Board will consider an applicant's
experience to compensate for disparity in substantial equivalence in education and
examination requirements under (a) above.
(f) An applicant shall satisfy or shall have
satisfied the requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44M-2.4.
(g) The Board, after the licensee has been given
notice and an opportunity to be heard, may revoke any license based on a license
issued by another state if the license in the other state was obtained through
fraud, deception, or misrepresentation.
(h) The Board shall grant a license pursuant to
(a) above only if equal reciprocity is provided for a New Jersey applicant for
licensure under the law of that other state.
(i) The Board may grant a license pursuant to (a)
above to an applicant who holds a license from another state who does not meet the
good standing requirement of (a) above due to a pending action by a licensing board,
a pending action by an out-of-State institution, organization, or employer affecting
the applicant's privileges to practice, a pending disciplinary proceeding, or a
pending criminal charge or arrest for a crime provided the alleged conduct of the
applicant that is the subject of the action, proceeding, charge or arrest, assuming
it is true, does not demonstrate a serious inability to practice as an elevator
mechanic, adversely affect the public health, safety, or welfare or result in
economic or physical harm to a person, or create a significant threat of such