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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 106 : Residential Contractors

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 5503)
  • § 5503. Mandatory registration and voluntary certification distinguished

    (a)(1) The system of mandatory registration established by this chapter is intended to protect against fraud, deception, breach of contract, and violations of law but is not intended to establish standards for professional qualifications or workmanship that is otherwise lawful.

    (2) The provisions of 3 V.S.A. § 129a, with respect to a registration, shall be construed in a manner consistent with the limitations of this subsection.

    (b) The system of voluntary certification established in this chapter is intended to provide consumers and contractors with a publicly available, noncommercial venue for contractors to list optional approved certifications. The Director of Professional Regulation, in consultation with public safety officials and recognized associations or boards of builders, remodelers, architects, and engineers, may:

    (1) adopt rules providing for the issuance of voluntary certifications, as defined in subdivision 3101a(1) of this title, that signify demonstrated competence in particular subfields and specialties related to residential construction;

    (2) establish minimum qualifications, and standards for performance and conduct, necessary for certification; and

    (3) discipline a certificant for violating adopted standards or other law, with or without affecting the underlying registration. (Added 2021, No. 182 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. July 1, 2022.)