(A) An independent testing laboratory requesting certification or renewal certification shall pay a nonrefundable certification fee of two thousand dollars.
(B) The certification fee for independent testing laboratory certification or renewal certification may be increased to the extent that the cost of the background investigation relating to an independent testing laboratory exceeds the certification fee set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule. The executive director of the commission, or the designee thereof, shall advise the independent testing laboratory in writing that an additional certification fee is required and the amount of the additional fee. Once an independent testing laboratory is directed to submit an additional certification fee, the commission shall not certify the independent testing laboratory until the increased certification fee is paid in accordance with paragraph (C) of this rule.
(C) All fees shall be submitted to the commission in the form of a certified check, cashier's check, business check, or electronic funds transfer payable to the treasurer of the state of Ohio.