1375.03   MINIMUM EXPERIENCE; QUALIFICATIONS.
   (a)   Home Improvement General Contractor Registration.  The applicant for a home improvement general contractor registration shall have a minimum of three (3) full years experience in the one-, two-, and three-family home improvement field.
   (b)   Home Improvement Limited Contractor Registration.  The applicant for a home improvement limited contractor registration in the following fields of specialization shall have a minimum of one (1) full year's experience in that field for which a registration is applied:
      (1)   Residential roofing.
      (2)   Residential siding, windows and doors.
      (3)   Residential wood deck installation.
      (4)   Residential basement waterproofing.
      (5)   Residential prefabricated fireplaces and wood or coal stoves.
      (6)   Residential masonry fireplaces.
      (7)   Residential aluminum siding installation.
      (8)   Residential fencing.
      (9)   Residential sidewalks and driveway approaches.
      (10)   Residential exterior lathing and stucco.
      (11)   Residential pool and spas.
      (12)   Residential asphalt paving.
      (13)   Residential irrigation sprinkler.
      (14)   Residential satellite systems insulation.
      (15)   Residential security systems.
   (c)   Sewer Contractor Registration.  The minimum of experience required for an applicant for a sewer contractor's registration shall be evidenced in writing and shall have been obtained in any of the following ways:
      (1)   Two (2) consecutive full year's experience under the supervision of a City or other recognized jurisdiction's registered sewer contractor;
      (2)   Three (3) cumulative, nonconsecutive full year's experience under the supervision of City or other recognized jurisdiction's registered sewer contractor;
      (3)   A current, valid registration as a sewer contractor in another recognized city, county or state; or
      (4)   Two (2) full years' experience working on sewer system(s).
   (d)   General Sign Contractor.  The minimum of experience required for an applicant for a general sign contractor's registration shall be evidenced in writing and shall have been obtained in any of the following ways:
      (1)   Two (2) consecutive full year's experience under the supervision of a City or other recognized jurisdiction's registered general sign contractor;
      (2)   Three (3) cumulative, nonconsecutive full year's experience under the supervision of a City or other recognized jurisdiction's registered general sign contractor;
      (3)   A current, valid registration as a general sign contractor in another recognized city, county or state; or
      (4)   Two (2) full years' experience working on sign system(s).
   (e)   Limited Sign Contractor.  The minimum of experience required for an applicant for a limited sign contractor's registration shall be evidenced in writing and shall have been obtained in any of the following ways:
      (1)   Two (2) consecutive full year's experience under the supervision of a City or other recognized jurisdiction's registered general sign contractor;
      (2)   Three (3) cumulative, nonconsecutive full year's experience under the supervision of a City or other recognized jurisdiction's registered limited sign contractor;
      (3)   A current, valid registration as a general sign contractor in another recognized city, county or state; or
      (4)   Two (2) full years' experience working on sign system(s).
   (f)   Alternatively, in lieu of the above requirements of Sections (a), (b), or (c) above, an applicant for any registration may be:
      (1)   An engineer, registered in Ohio, in the specific field of work for the type of registration for which application is made; or
      (2)   A graduate engineer, with at least one (1) full year's experience as a designer or installer in the specific field of work for the type of registration for which application is made.
   (g)   Determination of a Full Year.  A "full year" of experience, where required in sections (a) through (e) above, shall be based on twelve (12) consecutive calendar months during which the applicant shall have been gainfully and verifiably employed for not less than sixteen hundred (1600) working hours at the specific craft, trade or profession for which an application for a Building Division issued registration has been made.
(Ord. C33-02.  Passed 4-15-02.)