(a) Each initial water conditioning master and water conditioning journeyman license shall be effective for more than one calendar year and shall expire on December 31 of the year after the year in which the application is made.
(b) The commissioner shall in a manner determined by the commissioner, without the need for any rulemaking under chapter 14, phase in the renewal of water conditioning master and journeyman licenses from one year to two years. By June 30, 2011, all renewed water conditioning contractor licenses shall be two-year licenses. The Plumbing Board may by rule prescribe for the expiration and renewal of licenses.
(c) All water conditioning contractor licenses shall expire on December 31 of the year after issuance or renewal.
(d) For purposes of calculating license fees and renewal fees required under section 326B.092:
(1) a water conditioning journeyman license shall be considered a journeyman license;
(2) a water conditioning master license shall be considered a master license; and
(3) a water conditioning contractor license shall be considered a business license.