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a. Before the Board may issue a contractor’s license, the Board may require the applicant to provide information in a form suitable to the Board, including but not limited to: proof of liability insurance in an amount established by the Board; proof of the applicant’s social security number or tax identification number; proof of compliance with Kentucky’s unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation laws; and proof of compliance with other specialty craft laws and regulations; local, state and federal tax numbers; and compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, such as a city or county business license and similar requirements.
b. Compliance and Certification for General Contractors.
1. Each educational year every general contractor licensed by the Bowling Green-Warren County Contractors Licensing Board shall complete a minimum of three (3.0) credit hours of continuing contractor education activity approved by the Contractors Licensing Board. All continuing contractor education activities shall be completed no later than the end of each educational year. Failure to complete the minimum educational requirements will result in a contractor’s license being revoked.
2. A licensee who accumulates an excess over the three (3.0) credit hour requirement may carry forward the excess credits into two successive educational years for the purpose of acquiring the minimum requirement for those years. Carry forward is limited to a total of three (3.0) credits. All excess credits above a total of three (3.0) hours will remain on the licensee’s records but may not be carried forward. On or before a general contractor’s license renewal date each year, every licensee shall certify to the Contractors Licensing Board that he, or a Designated Representative, has completed a minimum of three (3.0) credit hours of continuing contractor education.
3. Certification may be submitted on approved Contractors Licensing Board forms or uniform certificates adopted by the Contractors Licensing Board.
4. Certification shall be submitted to the Contractors Licensing Board upon completion of the continuing contractor education activity at any time during the educational year. Certification should not be submitted later than thirty (30) days immediately following the educational year-end in which the activities were completed.
5. “Credit Hour” shall mean a 50-minute hour.
6. “Designated Representative” shall mean an owner, officer, director or other management level employee who is actively involved in the daily operation of a Kentucky registered business entity, and who is designated by the contractor at the time the contractor applies for its license, or upon the renewal thereof.
7. An “Educational Year” shall begin on the date a contractor becomes licensed or has his license renewed and end twelve (12) calendar months thereafter.
c. Duties of Board.
The Contractors Licensing Board shall be responsible for the administration of the continuing contractor education rules. In discharging this responsibility, the Contractors Licensing Board shall:
1. Encourage and promote the offering of continuing contractor education;
2. Conduct, sponsor or otherwise provide high quality continuing contractor education, specifically including but not limited to three (3.0) credit hours in each calendar year;
3. Approve or deny promptly all applications provided for by these rules;
4. Establish standards, procedures and forms to evaluate applications made pursuant to these rules;
5. Promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of the mandatory continuing contractor education programs; and,
6. Perform such other acts and duties not inconsistent with these rules, as are necessary and proper to improve the continuing contractor education programs within Warren County, Kentucky.
(Ord. BG2001-50, 11/20/2001; Ord. BG2006-25, 7/18/2006; Ord. BG2006-27, 8/15/2006; Ord. BG2009-33, 11/17/2009; Ord. BG2014-3, 3/4/2014)