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Subpart 1.


This part applies to a person who seeks a permit to administer examinations that are independent of a training course as required under parts 4761.2260, subpart 3, item B; 4761.2280, subpart 2, item B; and 4761.2300, subpart 3, item B, and that are intended to qualify individuals to be licensed as lead supervisors, lead inspectors, or lead risk assessors.

Subp. 2.


A permit application must be submitted on a form provided by the commissioner. The application must:


be submitted at least 60 days before a scheduled examination;


include all of the questions that may be used on the examination with the correct answer indicated for each question and with possible answers for multiple-choice questions. The questions must address the topics listed in part 4761.2440, subpart 3, 4, or 5, as applicable. The application must indicate the proportion of questions that will address each topic;


include documentation that the examination meets the validity standards for educational and psychological testing specified in American Psychological Association (APA), Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1999). This document is not required for an examination that was developed by or for the EPA. The APA standards are incorporated by reference, are not subject to frequent change, and are available through the Minitex interlibrary loan system through a local library;


include an assurance that each examination will consist of at least 75 questions and that a passing score will be at least 70 percent correct answers. An application must include documentation that the examination evaluates an individual's understanding of the topics in part 4761.2440, subpart 3, 4, or 5, as appropriate to each examination; and


describe how the security of the examination questions and answers will be maintained.

Subp. 3.

Expiration; transfer.

A permit issued under this part is valid for two years and is not transferable.

Subp. 4.

Renewal application.

A renewal application form, provided by the commissioner, must be completed and submitted to the commissioner.

Subp. 5.

Approval; rejection.

The commissioner shall review and approve an application or notify the applicant of any deficiencies. The commissioner shall reject a deficient application after 60 days unless the applicant corrects the application.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.9508


29 SR 531

Published Electronically:

November 29, 2004

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