Chief Sponsor: Fred C. Cox

Senate Sponsor: ____________


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies the Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     modifies the continuing education requirements for certain contractor licensees.
13     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
14          None
15     Other Special Clauses:
16          None
17     Utah Code Sections Affected:
18     AMENDS:
19          58-55-302.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 148

21     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
22          Section 1. Section 58-55-302.5 is amended to read:
23          58-55-302.5. Continuing education requirements for contractor licensees --
24     Continuing education courses.
25          (1) Each contractor licensee under a license issued under this chapter shall complete
26     six hours of approved continuing education during each two-year renewal cycle established by
27     rule under Subsection 58-55-303(1).

28          (2) (a) The commission shall, with the concurrence of the division, establish by rule a
29     program of approved continuing education for contractor licensees.
30          (b) The program of approved continuing education may only include courses:
31          (i) related to the health, safety, or welfare of the public; and
32          [(b) Beginning on or after June 1, 2015, only courses]
33          (ii) offered by any of the following [may be included in the program of approved
34     continuing education for contractor licensees]:
35          [(i)] (A) the Associated General Contractors of Utah;
36          [(ii)] (B) Associated Builders and Contractors, Utah Chapter;
37          [(iii)] (C) the Home Builders Association of Utah;
38          [(iv)] (D) the National Electrical Contractors Association;
39          [(v)] (E) the Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association;
40          [(vi)] (F) the Independent Electrical Contractors of Utah;
41          [(vii)] (G) the Rocky Mountain Gas Association;
42          [(viii)] (H) the Utah Mechanical Contractors Association;
43          [(ix)] (I) the Sheet Metal Contractors Association;
44          [(x)] (J) the Intermountain Electrical Association;
45          [(xi)] (K) the Builders Bid Service of Utah;
46          [(xii)] (L) Utah Roofing Contractors Association;
47          (M) the American Institute of Architects;
48          (N) the International Code Council;
49          [(xiii)] (O) a nationally or regionally accredited college or university that has a physical
50     campus in the state; or
51          [(xiv)] (P) an agency of the state.
52          (c) Each entity listed in Subsections [(2)(b)(iv)] (2)(b)(ii)(D) through [(2)(b)(xii)] (2)
53     (b)(ii)(L) may only offer and market continuing education courses to a licensee who is a
54     member of the entity.
55          (3) The division may contract with a person to establish and maintain a continuing
56     education registry to include:
57          (a) a list of courses that the division has approved for inclusion in the program of
58     approved continuing education; and

59          (b) a list of courses that:
60          (i) a contractor licensee has completed under the program of approved continuing
61     education; and
62          (ii) the licensee may access to monitor the licensee's compliance with the continuing
63     education requirement established under Subsection (1).
64          (4) The division may charge a fee, as established by the division under Section
65     63J-1-504, to administer the requirements of this section.

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