626.381 Renewal, continuation, reinstatement, or termination of appointment.—
(1) The appointment of an appointee shall continue in force until suspended, revoked, or otherwise terminated, but subject to a renewal request filed by the appointing entity in the appointee’s birth month as to natural persons or license date as to entities and every 24 months thereafter, accompanied by payment of the renewal appointment fee and taxes as prescribed in s. 624.501.
(2) Each appointing entity shall file with the department the lists, statements, and information as to appointees whose appointments are being renewed or terminated, accompanied by payment of the applicable renewal fees and taxes as prescribed in s. 624.501, by a date set forth by the department following the month during which the appointments will expire.
(3) Renewal of an appointment which is received by the department or person designated by the department to administer the appointment process prior to the expiration of an appointment in the licensee’s birth month or license issue date, whichever applies, may be renewed by the department without penalty and shall be effective as of the first day of the month succeeding the month in which the appointment would have expired.
(4) Renewal of an appointment which is received by the department or person designated by the department to administer the appointment process after the renewal date may be accepted and effectuated by the department in its discretion if the appointment, late filing, continuation, and reinstatement fee accompanies the renewal request pursuant to s. 624.501. Late filing fees shall be paid by the appointing entity and may not be charged to the appointee.
(5) The appointment issued to any such appointee shall remain in effect for as long as the appointment represented thereby continues in force as provided in this section.
(6) An appointing entity may require an appointee to attend training and education programs of the appointing entity in order for the appointee to receive a new appointment or maintain an existing appointment. However, an appointing entity may not require, directly or indirectly, any appointee to attend any training programs that are wholly or partially approved for general continuing education credit as provided in s. 626.2815.
(7) Each appointing entity may appoint only those persons who have met the continuing education requirements of the license necessary for such appointment as provided in s. 626.2815. However, an appointing entity may not make or allow, directly or indirectly, the appointment of any appointee or potential appointee to be contingent, in whole or in part, on any appointee’s attendance at any course that is approved, in whole or in part, for continuing education credit pursuant to s. 626.2815.
(8) This section does not apply to temporary licenses.
(9) The department may adopt rules to implement this section.
History.—s. 217, ch. 59-205; s. 10, ch. 65-269; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 3, ch. 81-282; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 181(2nd), 217, 807, 810, ch. 82-243; ss. 39, 206, 207, ch. 90-363; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 11, ch. 92-146; s. 934, ch. 2003-261; s. 36, ch. 2003-267; s. 29, ch. 2003-281; s. 38, ch. 2004-390; s. 27, ch. 2008-220.