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12-1557. Rules and regulations relating to licensure and examination; certificate of competency; uniform fee required; where license valid. (a) Any county or city requiring the licensure of general contractors, building contractors and residential contractors practicing within the county or city may conduct examinations designated by K.S.A. 12-1556 for the purpose of determining the competency of applicants for such licensure and shall not be allowed to ask further questions not designated on such examination. The board of county commissioners of such county or the governing body of such city shall adopt rules and regulations: (1) Governing the conduct and grading of such examinations; (2) prescribing a minimum score of 75% for passage of examinations; and (3) fixing a uniform fee to be charged all applicants taking each such examination.

(b) The certificate of competency received by any person who successfully passes an examination designated by K.S.A. 12-1556 shall be valid proof of competency for licensure, without additional examination, in any county or city of the state which requires licensure of such contractors practicing within such county or city. The county or city shall issue the appropriate license to any applicant therefor who presents such a certificate of competency. The county or city shall fix a uniform fee to be charged all such applicants for licensure.

(c) All licenses issued by a county or city upon the basis of successful passage of an examination designated by K.S.A. 12-1556 shall bear a distinctive notation of such fact. All such licenses shall be valid in any other county or city which requires examination and licensure of such contractors for practice in such county or city.

(d) No person who was certified or licensed prior to July 1, 1989, upon the basis of passage of a standard examination designated by the political subdivision and whose certificate or license was issued by such political subdivision which prescribed a minimum score of not less than 70% for passage of such examination, shall be required to be reexamined for renewal of certification or licensure.

History: L. 1989, ch. 59, ยง 7; July 1.

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