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    Subdivision 1. Competency criteria. The commissioner of labor and industry shall adopt
rules establishing required competency criteria for individuals serving as construction code
inspectors. For the purpose of this section, "construction code inspectors" means building
inspectors, mechanical inspectors, plumbing inspectors, and combination inspectors under the
supervision of the building official. Required competency criteria shall be relevant to the building,
mechanical, and plumbing codes as adopted in Minnesota.
    Subd. 2. Continuing education. The commissioner of labor and industry shall adopt rules
establishing or approving education programs for construction inspectors related to construction
inspection and administration of the State Building Code. Each construction code inspector
must satisfactorily complete continuing education requirements as established in rule by the
    Subd. 3. Exemption. A person holding current certification as a building official under
section 16B.65 is exempt from this section.
    Subd. 4. Effective date. Effective January 1, 2008, all construction inspectors hired on or
after January 1, 2008, shall, within one year of hire, be in compliance with the competency
criteria established according to subdivision 1.
History: 2006 c 202 s 1