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(a) Except as provided in (b) of this section, an applicant for renewal of a residential contractor endorsement shall document having completed 16 contact hours of acceptable continuing competency activities.
(b) An applicant for renewal of a residential contractor endorsement for the first time shall document having completed eight contact hours of acceptable continuing competency activities for each complete calendar year the applicant held an endorsement during the concluding licensing period. If an applicant under this subsection held an endorsement for less than one complete calendar year during the concluding licensing period, the applicant is not required to complete any contact hours of continuing competency activities.
(c) If a residential endorsement holder completes more than the required number of contact hours of approved continuing competency activities during a licensing period, the holder may carry forward to the next licensing period no more than five of the surplus contact hours that were completed during the last 12 months of a licensing period. However, the holder may not carry forward any surplus contact hours to the next licensing period if the next licensing period begins on or after January 1, 2003.
(d) Except as provided in (c) of this section, an applicant for renewal of a residential contractor endorsement shall document that the applicant completed the number of contact hours of acceptable continuing competency activities claimed during the concluding licensing period.
(e) Repealed 10/15/2000.
(f) The department will not accept more than a total of eight contact hours per licensing period for continuing competency activities in business related topics. Business related topics include
(1) building and property management;
(2) finance and housing programs;
(3) labor, safety, and health issues;
(4) land development and environmental regulations;
(5) marketing and customer service;
(6) organization and business management;
(7) trends and forecasting housing markets;
(8) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), not to exceed two contact hours per licensing period; and
(9) first aid, not to exceed two contact hours per licensing period.
(g) The department will accept up to 16 contact hours per licensing period for continuing competency activities in technical topics. Technical topics include
(1) architecture and interior design;
(2) construction codes;
(3) materials and energy issues;
(4) remodeling issues; and
(5) construction techniques.
(h) The provisions of (f) and (g) of this section apply to endorsements being renewed for a licensing period beginning January 1, 2003 or later.
History: Eff. 11/12/94, Register 132; am 10/15/2000, Register 156
Authority: AS 08.01.080
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