Rule 24. (1) Following examination, the department shall issue or deny a certificate for
each applicant, taking into account the recommendation of the board. Each certificate shall
indicate the class of treatment facility or facilities for which the certified operator is entitled
to assume responsible charge.
(2) An operator in another state, a territory or possession of the United States, or another
country who holds an operator certificate may apply for reciprocity in obtaining a
certificate under this part. When an application for reciprocity is received, the department
may do either of the following:
(a) Issue a certificate in a comparable classification without examination, if the
requirements for certification of operators under which the certificate was issued are
comparable to the requirements prescribed by this part.
(b) Issue a temporary certificate in a comparable classification without examination which
shall expire at such time as the individual has an opportunity to obtain the results from
taking the next available equivalent Michigan certification examination, but shall not be for
more than 18 months. If the individual fails the equivalent Michigan certification exam, he
or she is not eligible for any additional temporary certification.
(3) A certificate, other than a replacement or temporary certificate, shall be issued for a
period of not less than 36, nor more than 39, months. A certificate that is not renewed shall
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS.
Replacement certificates; renewal requirements; expiration;
Rule 25. (1) All certificates issued before the effective date of these amendatory rules
expire 1 year after the effective date of these amendatory rules.
(2) An individual who has been issued a certificate before the effective date of these
amendatory rules pursuant to the provisions of section 4104 of the act; and who submits to
the department, within 10 months after the effective date of these amendatory rules, a
completed application on a form provided by the department, shall be issued a replacement
certificate at his or her current classification by the department. A replacement certificate
may be issued for a term of not less than 3, nor more than 4 ½, years.
(3) To renew a certificate, a certified operator shall submit to the department an
application for renewal on a form provided by the department.
(4) A certified operator shall be responsible for making application to renew a certificate
regardless of lack of notification by the department.
(5) The board shall evaluate and either approve or disapprove continuing education
training and determine the continuing education training hour value. All continuing
education training approved by the board shall relate to the duties, responsibilities,
operation, maintenance, or supervision of a sewerage system. The board shall categorize all
continuing education training as technical, managerial, or other.
(6) To renew an A or B certificate, the certified operator shall have completed, during the
renewal cycle, not less than 24 hours of board-approved continuing education training. Not
less than 6 hours of the training shall be technical training and not less than 6 hours of the
training shall be managerial training.