Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-05-03-.03 - FEES

(1) Fees for Certification
(a) Fees for certification shall be required of each applicant and paid in advance as follows:

1. Application fee for each operator examination or reciprocity request applied for.................................... $100.00
2. Discount annual renewal fee for each operator certificate: (Payment prior to February 1)..................... $30.00
3. Standard annual renewal fee for each operator certificate: (Payment from February 1 through June 30.)............... $60.00
(b) No application fee will be returned.
(c) Upon payment of an application fee and approval by the Board, an applicant may take any one scheduled examination during the following twelve (12) months. If an applicant chooses not to take or fails to appear for, the first examination offered after receiving approval, the applicant must register on a form approved by the Board to be scheduled for a subsequent exam within the established time. The registration must occur sixty (60) days in advance of the examination he/she wishes to take. If an applicant does not take the examination within twelve months of the Board's approval, he/she must reapply by submitting a new application with fees in order to be considered to take a subsequent examination.
(d) Each year a certified operator shall submit to the Board for the following year a completed certificate renewal application and a fee for the renewal of each operator certificate he/she possesses. Applications received prior to February 1 of each year shall be subject to discount renewal fees. Applications received February 1 through June 30 of each year shall be subject to standard renewal fees. Any person failing to meet the June 30 deadline may, within sixty (60) days of the deadline, request that the Board grant a variance. A variance may be granted when the delay was caused by Board or staff error, Board action, or documented postal error. A completed certificate renewal application or appropriate annual renewal fee for an expired certificate not received by the Board by June 30 shall preclude the recertification of the operator in his/her expired classification until he/she shall have fulfilled all the requirements for the issuance of an initial certificate in that classification, including the satisfactory completion of a written examination. When an operator classification is upgraded, the certificate he/she was upgraded from becomes void; and no additional fee payment is necessary until renewal.
(2) Fees for Cross Connection Control Training Registration
(a) Fees for Cross Connection Control Training registration shall be required of each person and paid in advance as follows:

1. Registration fee for a Cross Connection Control Basic Class (full time employees of public water systems as defined in T.C.A. § 68-221-703 and Department employees who assist with cross connection control training or testing classes are exempt)......................... $275.00
2. Registration fee for a Cross Connection Control Renewal Class (full time employees of public water systems as defined in T.C.A. § 68-221-703 and Department employees who assist with cross connection control training or testing classes are exempt)....................... $110.00
(b) No registration fee will be returned.
(c) The registration fee must be received thirty (30) days in advance of the class he/she wishes to take.
(3) Fees for Cross Connection Control Testing Application
(a) Fees for Cross Connection Control Testing Application shall be required of each person and paid in advance as follows:

1. Application for a Cross Connection control Basic Test (Department employees who assist with cross connection control training or testing are exempt)............................................. $60.00
2. Application fee for Cross Connection Control Renewal Test(Department employees who assist with cross connection control training or testing are exempt)...................................... $60.00
(b) Application fees are not refundable or transferable.
(c) The application for testing conducted by the Department must be received a minimum of thirty (30) days in advance of the test he/she wishes to take, however, applications from private institutions may be received the day the test materials are submitted to the Fleming Training Center.
(d) Prior to sitting for a test, an applicant must present proof of completion of training accepted by the Department for the appropriate test. Basic training may be accepted by the Department if it has a minimum class length of 480 minutes (300 minutes minimum in classroom), including but not limited to the following topics: hydraulic and backflow principles, theory of backflow and cross connection, codes and regulations of a cross connection control program, responsibilities and actions in a cross connection control program and mechanical equipment for cross connection control. Acceptable training must also provide a minimum of one working practice station and test kit for each three students. Renewal training may be accepted by the Department if it has a minimum class length of 300 minutes (180 minutes minimum in classroom) including but not limited to the following topics: hydraulic and backflow principles, theory of backflow and cross connection, codes and regulations of a cross connection control program, responsibilities and actions in a cross connection control program and mechanical equipment for cross connection control. Acceptable training must also provide a minimum of one working station and test kit for each three students.
(e) An applicant must take the test within twelve months of receipt of the training certificate.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-05-03-.03
Original rule certified June 7, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed March 31, 1982; effective July 1, 1982. Repeal and new rule filed June 9, 1986; effective July 10, 1986. Amendment filed September 18, 1990; effective December 1, 1990. Amendment filed September 12, 1994; effective December 14, 1994. Amendment filed April 21, 1998; effective July 5, 1998. Amendment filed July 31, 2000; effective October 14, 2000. Amendment filed June 29, 2001; effective September 10, 2001. Public necessity rule filed June 30, 2009; effective through December 12, 2009. Amendment filed September 9, 2009; effective December 8, 2009.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-101 et seq.,4-5-201 et seq., 4-5-202, 68-203-101 et seq., 68-203-103, 68-221-906, 68-221-909, 68-221-910, and HB2389/SB2357, Sections 1 through 10.

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