4736-12-01 Requirements for certificate of registration renewal.

(A) Registrants shall apply annually for certificate of registration renewal.

(1) Renewals shall be mailed to registrants no later than thirty days prior to the annual expiration date of a registrant's current certificate of registration.

(2) A registration expires by operation of law at the end of the specified one year period, after which reinstatement, in accordance with rule 4736-11-09 of the Administrative Code, is required. Registrants may not practice environmental health once a certificate of registration expires until it is reinstated by the board.

(3) The following items are required to reinstate a registration during the first thirty days following the expiration of a certificate of registration:

(a) The fee prescribed in section 4736.12 of the Revised Code, including the late fee as provided in division (A)(6) of that section;

(b) Proof of at least eighteen hours of board approved continuing education in the twelve months prior to the expiration date of the certificate of registration; and

(c) Completed renewal application and declaration of material assistance form.

(4) The following items are required to reinstate a certificate of registration that has been expired for more than thirty days:

(a) The fee prescribed in rule 4736-11-09 of the Administrative Code;

(b) Proof of at least eighteen hours of board approved continuing education for each year the certificate of registration was lapsed; and

(c) Completed reinstatement application and declaration of material assistance form.

(B) Each application for renewal shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed in section 4736.12 of the Revised Code and evidence that the registrant meets the continuing education requirements as set forth by the board.

(C) The board, with the approval of the controlling board, may establish fees in excess of the amount prescribed in section 4736.12 of the Revised Code, provided that such fees do not exceed the amount prescribed in section 4736.12 of the Revised Code by more than fifty per cent.

(D) During the first year of registration, registrants may claim approved continuing education hours earned from the date the certificate of registration was granted by the board until the certificate expiration date when applying for renewal of their certificate of registration.

(E) Except for the first annual renewal, registrants shall complete the continuing education requirements specified by the board within the twelve months immediately preceding the expiration date of the certificate of registration.

(F) Sanitarian in training renewals are limited to four one year periods following the expiration of the original certificate of registration, except as provided in sections 4736.10 and 4736.15 of the Revised Code.

Replaces: 4736-12-01

Effective: 05/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/02/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.12
Prior Effective Dates: 9/15/89, 11/5/90, 7/1/96, 10/1/99, 7/1/01, 8/1/04