.07 Sponsorship.

A. A master wildlife rehabilitator may serve as a sponsor for an apprentice wildlife rehabilitator if the individual:

(1) Has held a master class permit for at least 2 years;

(2) Has the authority to care for the species the apprentice is seeking a permit to rehabilitate;

(3) Agrees to document the apprentice's hours spent doing rehabilitation work; and

(4) Agrees to complete a skills check list for the apprentice.

B. A master rehabilitator may not charge a fee to sponsor an apprentice rehabilitator.