32-127. Renewal of certification or registration; penalty fee; cancellation; inactive status; renewal fees; home inspector exam requirement
A. The board shall establish a system for renewing certification or registration.
B. Except as provided in section 32-4301, certificates of registration or certification are invalid after their expiration date unless renewed by payment of the required renewal fee. If the renewal fee is not paid prior to the expiration date, it shall be accompanied by a penalty fee equal to one-sixth of the renewal fee for each year or fraction of a year of delinquency.
C. The board shall cancel a certificate of registration or certification if the registration or certification has remained invalid for at least one renewal period. Before the board may issue a valid registration or certification:
1. If the registration or certification has been invalid for less than five years or has been invalid for at least five years but the person has practiced as a licensed, certified or registered professional in that profession in another jurisdiction for the five years immediately before the date of the person's application with the board:
(a) The person shall apply as a new candidate and pay the application fee.
(b) The person is not required to take and pass the applicable professional examination.
2. If the registration or certification has been invalid for at least five years and the person has not practiced as a licensed, certified or registered professional in that profession in any other jurisdiction for the five years immediately before the date of the person's application with the board, the person shall apply as a new candidate, pay the application fee and take and pass the professional examination.
D. A registrant shall not practice, offer to practice or advertise if the certificate of registration or the certification is inactive or invalid.
E. A registrant who retires from the active practice of any board-regulated profession or occupation or who is not currently practicing that board-regulated profession or occupation in this state may request that the board place the registrant's certificate of registration or certification on inactive status. The registrant shall submit the request in writing to the board.
F. If the board has invalidated, pursuant to subsection B of this section, the certificate of registration of a registrant who seeks to place the certificate of registration on inactive status, the registrant shall submit all penalty fees that are due with the registrant's application for inactive status.
G. A registrant shall not place the registrant's certificate of registration on inactive status if the person's certificate of registration has been canceled by the board pursuant to subsection C of this section.
H. A registrant who holds an inactive certificate of registration may apply to the board to reactivate the certificate of registration. The board shall reactivate an inactive certificate of registration if the registrant submits a completed application on a form prescribed by the board and meets the qualifications for professional registration set forth in section 32-122.01. A registrant who seeks reactivation of the registrant's certificate of registration and who has not been engaged in the profession in which the registrant seeks reactivation for the five years immediately preceding the date of the application for reactivation shall take the applicable professional examination.
I. The board shall establish the renewal fee for each certificate or registration issued pursuant to this chapter.
J. Notwithstanding subsection C of this section, a home inspector who has had a certification canceled pursuant to subsection C of this section shall apply as a new candidate and pay the application fee. If the applicant has not taken and passed the board-approved national examination within the two years immediately preceding the date of application, the applicant shall take and pass the examination for certification.