(A) Application. All application materials and required proofs under sections 4707.09 and 4707.11 of the Revised Code shall be complete and submitted not less than two weeks prior to an examination date in order for the applicant to be seated. Applications for the exam and license are available by mail upon request and on the department's website: www.ohioagriculture.gov. Incomplete applications will be returned.
(B) Financial responsibility. All forms of financial responsibility submitted to the department pursuant to section 4707.11 of the Revised Code shall be effective prior to or by the date a license will be issued and shall continue through the thirtieth day of June of the current licensing period.
(C) Fees. The licensing fee specified in section 4707.10 of the Revised Code and the examination fee of fifteen-dollars shall be submitted with each application. Neither the licensing fee nor the examination fee shall be prorated.
(D) Examination. If qualified, the applicant shall be notified of the date, time and place of the examination. Examinations shall be held monthly at the department of agriculture, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. If the applicant fails to appear for the examination, the examination fee shall be forfeited. The application materials and license fee will be returned. If the applicant passes the examination, an apprentice auctioneer license shall be issued to the sponsor and a pocket identification card issued.
(E) Sponsor. An apprentice auctioneer shall work under the direct supervision of the sponsor while acting in the capacity of an apprentice auctioneer.
(F) Identification card. Apprentice auctioneers shall carry their license identification card at all times they are engaged in any auction activity. The identification card shall be produced upon request to any person that has been solicited by the licensee, any law enforcement officer, or to any representative of the department.
(G) Apprentice auctioneers may make application to place their license on deposit for a term not to exceed two years. The licensee shall return the wall license and pocket identification card with the application.
(1) Placing a license on deposit does not waive the three year financial responsibility requirement nor does it count toward the requirement.