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Section 489.1455, Florida Statutes 2008

489.1455  Journeyman; reciprocity; standards.--

(1)  An individual who holds a valid, active journeyman license in the plumbing/pipe fitting, mechanical, or HVAC trades issued by any county or municipality in this state may work as a journeyman in the trade in which he or she is licensed in any county or municipality of this state without taking an additional examination or paying an additional license fee, if he or she:

(a)  Has scored at least 70 percent, or after October 1, 1997, at least 75 percent, on a proctored journeyman Block and Associates examination or other proctored examination approved by the board for the trade in which he or she is licensed;

(b)  Has completed an apprenticeship program registered with the 1Department of Labor and Employment Security and demonstrates 4 years' verifiable practical experience in the trade for which he or she is licensed, or demonstrates 6 years' verifiable practical experience in the trade for which he or she is licensed;

(c)  Has satisfactorily completed specialized and advanced module coursework approved by the Florida Building Commission, as part of the Building Code Training Program established in s. 553.841, specific to the discipline, and successfully completed the program's core curriculum courses or passed an equivalency test in lieu of taking the core curriculum courses and provided proof of completion of such curriculum courses or examination and obtained a certificate from the board pursuant to this part or, pursuant to authorization by the certifying authority, provides proof of completion of such curriculum or coursework within 6 months after such certification; and

(d)  Has not had a license suspended or revoked within the last 5 years.

(2)  A local government may charge a registration fee for reciprocity, not to exceed $25.

History.--s. 15, ch. 97-228; s. 25, ch. 98-287.

1Note.--Section 69, ch. 2002-194, repealed s. 20.171, which created the Department of Labor and Employment Security.

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