To obtain certification from the commissioner, an applicant for a supervisor's certificate shall:
in the four-year period immediately before making an initial or renewal application, have successfully completed an approved training course as outlined in parts 7105.0080 and 7105.0090, or a course approved by the commissioner under subpart 7;
have at least two years of tank service experience and have actively participated in the field on a minimum of five underground storage tank projects during the four-year period immediately before making an initial or renewal application, with at least four of these projects being in the discipline for which the individual wishes to be certified. Any experience obtained after July 9, 1990, for the purposes of obtaining initial certification, must be in the employ of a certified contractor and under the immediate and personal supervision of a certified supervisor; and
complete the application procedures in subpart 4 or 5.
Successful completion of a training course includes attending all training hours and passing the final examination.
An individual, with the appropriate training and experience, may be certified in one or more of the following disciplines, as defined in part 7105.0010, subpart 13:
installation or repair; and
To apply for certification as a certified supervisor, the following information must be submitted to the agency on a form provided by the agency:
the applicant's full name, job title, name of business, business address, and business phone number;
a copy of the most recent training course diploma;
the date of the final examination and documentation that a passing score was received, if not included on the course diploma;
the discipline for which the applicant wishes certification;
documentation that the experience requirements in subpart 1 have been met; and
a signed, notarized statement that the applicant has obtained a copy, read, understands, and will comply with all applicable laws and rules pertaining to the regulation of underground storage tanks in the state, including the standards of performance in part 7105.0070.
The application must be specific to one individual, but may include a request to be certified in more than one discipline.
Certification renewals and upgrades must be applied for as outlined in subpart 4. In addition, a copy of the applicant's most recent certificate must accompany the application. Completed renewal applications should be submitted no later than 30 days before the expiration date.
[Repealed, 30 SR 1130]
Supervisor certificates expire four years after the applicant successfully completes the final training course examination.
The commissioner shall approve a tank service provider certification course sponsored by a state or organization other than an approved training provider if the commissioner determines that the course is comparable to the program outlined in parts 7105.0080 and 7105.0090. Persons seeking reciprocity under this subpart shall be required by the commissioner to pass an examination to verify their familiarity with Minnesota's laws pertaining to underground storage-tank systems if the commissioner finds that their courses did not adequately address Minnesota's statutes and rules. This examination may be taken any time after the completion of the approved training course and before applying for certification. However, the certificate expires four years after the final day of the approved training course.
14 SR 1718; 16 SR 2207; 18 SR 1059; 30 SR 1130
June 6, 2019