(A) A certificate of registration, which shall be in effect for a period of one year, shall be issued to telephone solicitors who have made application for registration as required by section 4719.02 of the Revised Code and whose application has been reviewed and approved by the attorney general. The attorney general shall act within thirty days of receipt of a fully completed application for registration or renewal by either issuing the certificate of registration or notifying the applicant of the right to a hearing on the denial of registration. If an application is incomplete in any respect, the attorney general shall return the incomplete application to the applicant and inform the applicant of the matter necessary to complete the application.
(B) Not less than sixty days prior to the expiration of a certificate of registration, the attorney general shall mail to the registered telephone solicitor, by regular mail to the last address provided to the attorney general by the telephone solicitor, a notice of expiration of registration, along with the forms necessary for the telephone solicitor to apply for renewal of the certificate of registration. Failure on the part of the attorney general to mail a notice of expiration of registration or renewal forms to a registered telephone solicitor, shall not relieve the telephone solicitor, in any way, of its obligation to timely apply for renewal of its certificate of registration and shall in no way affect the expiration of a certificate of registration previously issued.
(C) A telephone solicitor seeking renewal of its certificate of registration shall apply for renewal not less than thirty days prior to the expiration of its current certificate of registration. The failure to make application for renewal not less than thirty days prior to the expiration of the current certificate of registration may result in the lapse of registration if the attorney general is unable to complete review of the application for renewal prior to expiration of the current certificate of registration.