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Subchapter 003 : Licenses(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 2192a)
§ 2192a. Limited licensure; specialists
(a) Any person who completes an application for a specialist's license and documents successful completion of instruction, training, and experience in or out of the State acceptable to the Board and pays an examination fee to be determined by the Board based on the costs associated with administering the examination, shall be entitled to an examination. Upon successful completion of the examination and payment of a license fee, the applicant shall receive a specialist license in the form of a wallet-sized card. The license shall be carried by the licensee at all times while performing the licensee's specialty and shall be displayed upon request. Upon request by the license holder, a specialist license suitable for framing shall be available for a fee. A specialist license shall indicate each specialty for which the licensee has been approved. A specialist license does not take the place of any other license required by law.
(b) Specialty fields include the following:
(1) Water Heater Specialist: Installation, replacement, and repair of any residential, industrial, or commercial domestic hot water supply tanks.
(2) Heating System Specialist: Installation, replacement, and repair of residential, industrial, or commercial hydronic space heating systems, including radiant, solar, and other types of hydronic system design. Any work on steam systems shall be limited to steam systems with operating pressure not to exceed 15 PSIG.
(3) Water Treatment Specialist: Installation, replacement, and repair of residential, industrial, or commercial potable water treatment and filtration equipment.
(c) A person duly licensed as a specialist under this section may perform specialty work, either as an employee or as an independent contractor only in connection with the specialty field designated on the person's license. A specialty business may hire or employ only people licensed in the specialty of the business.
(d) A specialist may perform a supply connection to an existing water supply for test and related system operation, but at no time shall any specialist perform any plumbing or heating work that is not specified or permitted under the specialist's license.
(e) Specialty classes shall be provided by the Department of Labor or others.
(f) The Commissioner shall adopt rules regarding work notices, inspection procedures, and priorities for each specialty. (Added 1993, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; amended 2005, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 5, 2006.)