37-69-306. Examination -- issuance of license. (1) An applicant for a license to work in the field of plumbing must be examined as to the applicant's qualifications by the department, subject to 37-1-101(4). The department shall examine each applicant for a license to determine the applicant's skill and qualifications as a master plumber or journeyman plumber.
(2) The applicant must, upon successfully passing an examination prescribed by the board, be issued a license authorizing the applicant to engage in the field of plumbing as a master plumber or journeyman plumber in the state of Montana.
(3) In the case of a firm or corporation, the examination and issuance of a license to an individual of the firm or to a principal of the firm or corporation satisfies the requirements of this chapter as to master plumbers but not as to journeyman plumbers. An individual, firm, or corporation may not do the work of a master plumber unless licensed under this chapter.
(4) In addition to the temporary permits authorized in 37-1-305, the board may, on a case-by-case basis at the board's discretion in accordance with criteria determined by the board, renew a temporary practice permit for a person who fails the first license examination for which the person is eligible.
History: (1), (2)En. Sec. 3, Ch. 203, L. 1949; amd. Sec. 16, Ch. 251, L. 1959; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 185, L. 1961; amd. Sec. 143, Ch. 147, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 186, L. 1965; amd. Sec. 229, Ch. 350, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 39, Ch. 439, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 497, L. 1975; Sec. 66-2403, R.C.M. 1947; (3)En. Sec. 4, Ch. 203, L. 1949; amd. Sec. 230, Ch. 350, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 497, L. 1975; Sec. 66-2404, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 66-2403(2), 66-2404(part); amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 203, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 118, Ch. 467, L. 2005.