Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-49-01-.01 - APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE

(1) Application for certification by examination.
(a) A separate application for each certification shall be made on an original form approved by the Board for that purpose and available upon request from the Secretary of the Board.
(b) An application for certification must be submitted to the Secretary of the Board and include the following items:
1. A sworn application signed by the applicant.
2. Payment of a non-refundable $100 fee for each application for examination.
3. A copy of any verifying document in support of an application must be submitted with the application unless the applicant has previously provided such documentation to the Secretary of the Board. This includes, but is not limited to, proof of high school education or equivalent of the applicant. College transcripts, if needed to document experience credit, must be submitted directly from the college and/or university to the Secretary to the Board. Credit for enrollment in special training courses and programs will only be granted to an applicant upon verification that he/she satisfactorily completed all course or program requirements. If training credit is requested, a copy of a course attendance card, a class roster, or a certificate of completion must be submitted to the Secretary. Verification of work experience must be provided in a written document signed by a certified operator of a similar or higher classification, familiar with the applicant's work experience. However, if no such person is available, it may be documented by a person in authority with the system. The Board may exempt applicants from the verification of work experience requirement where there are unusual circumstances.
(c) A complete application must be received by the Secretary sixty (60) days or more in advance of the scheduled examination date for consideration. Applications received less than sixty (60) days prior to an examination date will be reviewed for the next examination. Upon written request by an applicant, the Board may choose to review , at the next Board meeting, a late exam application where extenuating circumstances contribute to the delay.
(d) Applications will be reviewed for completeness and for compliance with the requirements of Rules 0400-49-01-.07 and 0400-49-01-.09 for education and experience by staff of the Board under the supervision of the Secretary. The operating experience of an applicant will be determined through the end of the month in which the examination for the operator classification desired is given.
1. Applications which are not complete or which provide inadequate information to allow a reasonable judgment of experience and/or education shall either be returned to the applicant by the Secretary for amendment or the Secretary may request additional information from the applicant. Upon notification of a deficiency in an application by the Secretary, the applicant shall have ten (10) days or up to the Board meeting date, whichever date comes first, to submit the required information. If an amendment to the application is not received by the aforementioned date, the application will be denied, and the applicant must submit a new application and fees for further consideration.
2. The staff of the Board under the supervision of the Secretary shall make a recommendation to approve, disapprove, or refer to the Board each applicant with a complete application.
3. Upon consideration of the recommendation of the Secretary and after any evaluation considered desirable by the Board, the Board shall act to approve or disapprove all applicants with complete applications.
4. If an application for examination is denied, the applicant must submit a new application with fees for consideration for any future examination.
(2) Application for certification by reciprocity.
(a) A separate application for each certification shall be made on an original form approved by the Board for that purpose and available upon request from the Secretary of the Board.
(b) An application for certification must be submitted to the Secretary of the Board and include the following items:
1. A sworn application signed by the applicant.
2. Payment of a non-refundable $100 for each application for reciprocity.
3. A copy of any verifying document in support of an application must be submitted with the application unless the applicant has previously provided such documentation to the Secretary of the Board. This includes, but is not limited to, proof of high school education or equivalent of the applicant. College transcripts, if needed to document experience credit, must be submitted directly from the college and/or university to the Secretary to the Board. Credit for enrollment in special training courses and programs will only be granted to an applicant upon verification that he/she satisfactorily completed all course or program requirements. If training credit is requested, a copy of a course attendance card, a class roster, or a certificate of completion must be submitted to the Secretary.
(c) A complete application must be received by the Secretary sixty (60) days or more in advance of the scheduled Board meeting date for consideration. Applications received less than sixty (60) days prior to the Board meeting date will be reviewed at the next Board meeting. Upon written request by an applicant, the Board may choose to review a late reciprocity application where extenuating circumstances occur.
(d) Applications will be reviewed for completeness and for compliance with the requirements of Rules 0400-49-01-.07 and 0400-49-01-.09 for education and experience by staff of the Board under the supervision of the Secretary.
1. Applications which are not complete or which provide inadequate information to allow a reasonable judgment of experience and/or education shall either be returned to the applicant by the Secretary for amendment or the Secretary may request additional information from the applicant. Upon notification of a deficiency in an application by the Secretary, the applicant shall have ten (10) days or up to the Board meeting date, whichever date comes first, to submit the deficient information. If an amendment to the application is not received by the aforementioned date, the application will be denied, and the applicant must submit a new application with fees for further consideration.
2. Verification of certification from the reciprocating state must be received before staff of the Board can make a recommendation and before the application can be offered to the Board for review.
3. The staff of the Board under the supervision of the Secretary shall make a recommendation to approve, disapprove, or refer to the Board each applicant with a complete application.
4. Upon consideration of the recommendation of the Secretary and after any evaluation considered desirable by the Board, the Board shall act to approve or disapprove all applicants with complete applications.
5. If an application for reciprocity is denied, the applicant must submit a new application with fees for consideration for any future reciprocity requests.

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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-49-01-.01
Original rule filed May 21, 2014; effective August 19, 2014. Rule renumbered from 1200-05-03. Amendments filed January 18, 2017; effective 4/18/2017.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-201 et seq. and 68-221-901 et seq.

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