4776.021 Trainee licenses; criminal records check.

(A) As used in this section and section 4776.04 of the Revised Code, "trainee license" means a license, certificate, registration, permit, card, or other authority that is issued or conferred by any agency described in division (B) of this section that authorizes the holder to engage as a trainee in a profession, occupation, or occupational activity, or to operate as a trainee certain specific equipment, machinery, or premises, over which the agency described in division (B) of this section has jurisdiction.

(B) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, if any licensing agency issues trainee licenses, or if any agency that issues licenses under Chapter 3772., 4729., 4738., 4747., or 4749. of the Revised Code issues trainee licenses, an applicant for a trainee license from the licensing agency or other specified agency, in addition to any other eligibility requirements for the license, shall submit a request to the bureau of criminal identification and investigation for a criminal records check of the applicant. Division (A) of section 4776.02 of the Revised Code applies with respect to a request required under this division.

(C) Upon receipt of the completed form, the set of fingerprint impressions, and the fee provided for in division (B) of this section and division (A) of section 4776.02 of the Revised Code, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check of the applicant under division (B) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code. Upon completion of the criminal records check, the superintendent shall report the results of the criminal records check and any information the federal bureau of investigation provides to the licensing agency or the agency that issues licenses under Chapter 3772., 4729., 4738., 4747., or 4749. of the Revised Code that was identified in the request for a criminal records check.

(D) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, no licensing agency that issues trainee licenses, and no agency that issues licenses under Chapter 3772., 4729., 4738., 4747., or 4749. of the Revised Code and that issues trainee licenses shall issue a trainee license to an applicant if the licensing agency or other agency determines that the applicant would not be eligible for issuance of a license, certificate, registration, permit, card, or other authority to engage in the profession, occupation, or occupational activity for which the trainee license would apply, or for issuance of a license, certificate, registration, permit, card, or other authority to operate certain specific equipment, machinery, or premises with respect to which the trainee license would apply, whichever is applicable.

(E) Divisions (B) to (D) of this section do not apply with respect to any person who is participating in an apprenticeship or training program operated by or under contract with the department of rehabilitation and correction.

Cite as R.C. § 4776.021

History. Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.131, SB 337, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.