(A) The compliant contractor program provides incentives for compliance with Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code and the administrative rules promulgated thereunder by modifying the requriements for license renewal.
(B) Qualification period
(1) In order to qualify for the compliant contractor program, an individual must demonstrate one year of compliance with Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, timely filing of renewal applications, timely payment of renewal fees, and the absence of any disciplinary actions against the individual.
(2) The compliant contractor program shall be available to existing licensees only: new applicants must first demonstrate the compliance with Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder for the preceding licensure period before being considered for the program. Existing licensees, after successfully completing the qualification period, shall be eligible for the program.
(3) Eligible licensees shall apply to the compliant contractor program by completing the appropriate form and submitting it to the board with its renewal application.
(C) Licensees who are members of the compliant contractor program shall be entitled to a two-hour reduction in their yearly requirement for continuing education. Licensees who are members of this program shall also be permitted to choose to renew their licenses on a triennial basis, rather than on an annual basis. Individuals choosing to renew annually must demonstrate the completion of eight hours of continuing education at the time of renewal, while individuals choosing to renew triennially must demonstrate twenty-four hours of continuing education at the time of renewal.
(D) An individual may be removed from the compliance incentive program in the event of non-compliance with Revised Code Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code or the rules of this Chapter. The individual may be re-admitted to the Program upon demonstration of qualification in accordance with paragraph (B) of this rule.