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34 Pa. Code § 401.5. Waivers.

§ 401.5. Waivers.

 (a)  The Department may grant a request for waiver of the testing requirements of §  401.6 (relating to certification categories and testing) if the applicant meets any of the following criteria:

   (1)  Passed a test substantially similar to the testing categories in §  401.6 within the 6 years prior to July 12, 2002.

   (2)  Passed a test substantially similar to the testing categories in §  401.6 before July 12, 1996, so long as the applicant submits any of the following to the Department:

     (i)   Evidence of continued employment as a code administrator in the related field.

     (ii)   Current certification issued by a model code organization.

     (iii)   Evidence of completion of 30 hours of continuing education or a college degree program in associated fields.

   (3)  Passed a certified building official examination. An applicant who passed the examination may be eligible to receive certification in the following categories:

     (i)   Residential building inspector.

     (ii)   Building inspector.

     (iii)   Building plans examiner.

 (b)  An applicant for waiver shall complete a Department-provided application form and pay the required initial certification fee under §  401.2 (relating to Department fees). If the Department approves the waiver, the applicant shall comply with §  401.4 (relating to application and identification).

 (c)  A code administrator may act in place of a lumber grading or inspection agency to satisfy the requirement under section 2303.1.1 of the International Building Code or its successor code or sections R404.2.1, R502.1, R602.1, R802.1 of the ‘‘International Residential Code’’ or its successor code under section 701(b)(2) of the act (35 P. S. §  7210.701(b)(2)).


   The provisions of this §  401.5 amended under section 301 of the Pennsylvania Construction Code (35 P. S. §  7210.301).


   The provisions of this §  401.5 corrected April 26, 2002, effective July 12, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2114; amended December 15, 2006, effective December 31, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7548. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (302323).

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