09.20.02.10

.10 Qualifications for Plumbing Inspectors.

A. Plumbing inspectors hired by the State, a county, or a local government after October 1, 1988, shall meet minimum standards that are established by the county or local government in consultation with the State Board, or, if there is no standard established by the county or local government, the minimum standards established by the State Board. The minimum standards established by the State Board are as follows:

(1) The plumbing inspector shall be a licensed master or journey plumber;

(2) The plumbing inspector shall:

(a) Have at least 4 years experience as an inspector or craftsman in a building and construction trade, and

(b) Pass a written examination prepared and administered by the State Board, or prepared and administered by the county or local government, provided that the examination is approved by the State Board, and certified copies of all results are provided to the State Board.

B. Each plumbing inspector shall:

(1) Attend, at least once each year, continuing education pursuant to Business Occupations and Professions Article, §12-503(a)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland, to be conducted by the State Board, or a course which is consistent in content with the State Board's course and which is conducted by a county or local government; and

(2) In accordance with Business Occupations and Professions Article, §12-503(a)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland, obtain a cumulative 8 hours of qualifying continuing education each calendar year.