(A) Any person may apply to the historical boiler licensing board to become licensed to operate historical boilers in public. The board shall issue a license to any person who satisfies the following criteria:
(1) Is sixteen years of age or older;
(2) Has completed a historical boiler operator's course that is approved by the board;
(3) Passes a written or verbal examination that is approved by the board and that tests for competence in operating historical boilers;
(4) Has at least one hundred hours of actual operating experience or training in the operation of historical boilers.
(B) A person who satisfies the criteria described in division (A) of this section shall pay a one-time fee of fifty dollars for the issuance of a license under this section.
(C) A license issued under this section is valid for the lifetime of the operator unless the license is revoked by the board pursuant to division (E) of this section.
(D) Persons who are under the age of sixteen may be trained in the operation of historical boilers by serving as apprentices to operators who are licensed under this section, in order to obtain the training required under division (A)(4) of this section for licensure.
(E) The board shall revoke a license issued under this section in accordance with rules the board adopts under division (A)(4) of section 4104.34 of the Revised Code. A person whose license is revoked may requalify for licensure if the person satisfies the criteria the board establishes in rules it adopts pursuant to division (A)(5) of section 4104.34 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-24-2002 .