SPS 305.627(4) (4)Responsibilities. A person who inspects fire detection, prevention, and suppression devices as a fire detection, prevention, and suppression inspector shall do all of the following:
SPS 305.627(4)(a) (a) Maintain a record of the inspections made including the dates and the findings of the inspections.
SPS 305.627(4)(b) (b) Provide a copy of the inspection report to the property owner or his or her agent.
SPS 305.627(4)(c) (c) Make their inspection records available to the department upon request
SPS 305.627(5) (5)Renewal. Provisions for renewal of certification include all of the following:
SPS 305.627(5)(a) (a) A person may renew his or her certification as a fire detection, prevention, and suppression inspector.
SPS 305.627(5)(b) (b) If a fire detection, prevention, and suppression inspector certification is renewed, it shall be renewed in accordance with s. SPS 305.07.
SPS 305.627(5)(c) (c) The renewal of a certification as a fire detection, prevention, and suppression inspector is contingent upon the person submitting evidence as required by the department that the person holds a valid certification listed under sub. (2) (c). The department may audit compliance with this section.
SPS 305.627 History History: EmR1524: cr., eff. 11-21-15; CR 15-086: cr. Register June 2016, No. 726, eff. 7-1-16.
SPS 305.629 SPS 305.629 Inspection agency.
SPS 305.629(1)(1)General. No person or municipality may engage in or offer to engage in providing plan review, permit issuance, or inspections regarding electrical wiring under the scope of ch. SPS 316 unless the person or municipality holds a registration from the department as a registered inspection agency.
SPS 305.629 Note Note: Sub. (1) is created eff. 3-1-19 by CR 16-093.
SPS 305.629(2) (2)Application for registration. A person applying for an inspection agency registration shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.629(2)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.629(2)(b) (b) An application fee and registration fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.629(3) (3)Qualifications for registration. The person applying for an inspection agency registration shall be one of the following:
SPS 305.629(3)(a) (a) If a municipality, the department head of the agency administering the electrical program.
SPS 305.629(3)(b) (b) If not a municipality, the owner of the business, a partner in the business applying on behalf of a partnership, or the chairman of the board or chief executive officer applying on behalf of a corporation.
SPS 305.629(4) (4)Responsibilities. A person or municipality who is responsible for facilitating plan review, permit issuance, or inspection regarding electrical wiring under ch. SPS 316 as a registered inspection agency shall be responsible for all of the following:
SPS 305.629(4)(a) (a) Utilizing persons appropriately certified under s. SPS 305.62 to conduct the inspections.
SPS 305.629(4)(b) (b) Maintaining a record of the electrical permits issued under s. SPS 316.012.
SPS 305.629(4)(c) (c) Making the records relative to permit issuance and inspections available to the department upon request.
SPS 305.629(4)(d) (d) Providing inspection services for all inspections required under s. SPS 316.013.
SPS 305.629(4)(e) (e) Cooperating with the department in any program monitoring, enforcement activities, and investigations related to electrical wiring under the scope of ch. SPS 316.
SPS 305.629(4)(f) (f) Following all procedures established by the department for enforcement.
SPS 305.629(5) (5)Renewal.
SPS 305.629(5)(a) (a) A person may renew his or her registration as an inspection agency.
SPS 305.629(5)(b) (b) An inspection agency registration shall be renewed in accordance with s. SPS 305.07.
SPS 305.629 History History: CR 16-093: cr. Register June 2018 No. 650, eff. 8-1-18, except sub. (1), eff. 3-1-19.
SPS 305.63 SPS 305.63 Dwelling inspectors.
SPS 305.63(1)(1)General.
SPS 305.63(1)(a)(a) Pursuant to ss. 101.66 (2) and 101.96 (1), Stats., no person may conduct the inspection of one- and 2-family dwellings for the purpose of administering and enforcing chs. SPS 320 to 325, unless the person holds one or more of the following certifications issued by the department:
SPS 305.63(1)(a)1. 1. Certified UDC-construction inspector.
SPS 305.63(1)(a)2. 2. Certified UDC-electrical inspector.
SPS 305.63(1)(a)3. 3. Certified UDC-HVAC inspector.
SPS 305.63(1)(a)4. 4. Certified UDC-plumbing inspector.
SPS 305.63(1)(a)5. 5. Certified soil erosion inspector.
SPS 305.63(1)(a)6. 6. Certified commercial electrical inspector.
SPS 305.63(1)(a)7. 7. Certified commercial plumbing inspector.
SPS 305.63 Note Note: Pursuant to s. 101.14 (1) (bm), Stats., deputies of the department may perform inspections for smoke detector installation and maintenance without holding a certification issued by the department.
SPS 305.63(1)(b) (b) A person who holds a certification as a:
SPS 305.63(1)(b)1. 1. Certified UDC-construction inspector may inspect one- and 2-family dwellings for the purpose of administering and enforcing chs. SPS 320 to 322.
SPS 305.63(1)(b)2. 2. Certified UDC-electrical inspector or certified commercial electrical inspector may inspect one- and 2-family dwellings for the purpose of administering and enforcing chs. SPS 316 and 324.
SPS 305.63(1)(b)3. 3. Certified UDC-HVAC inspector may inspect one- and 2-family dwellings for the purpose of administering and enforcing ch. SPS 323.
SPS 305.63(1)(b)4. 4. Certified UDC-plumbing inspector or certified commercial plumbing inspector may inspect one- and 2-family dwellings for the purpose of administering and enforcing chs. SPS 325, 382 and 384.
SPS 305.63(1)(b)5. 5. Certified soil erosion inspector may inspect one- and 2-family dwellings for the purpose of administering and enforcing s. SPS 321.125.
SPS 305.63(2) (2)Application for examination. A person applying to take a UDC-construction inspector certification examination, UDC-electrical inspector certification examination, UDC-HVAC inspector certification examination, or UDC-plumbing inspector certification examination shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.63(2)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.63(2)(b) (b) An application fee and examination fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.63(3) (3)Examination. Except as provided in sub. (4) (a) 2., (b) 2. and (c) 2., a person seeking to obtain a UDC-construction inspector certification, UDC-electrical inspector certification, UDC-HVAC inspector certification, or UDC-plumbing inspector certification shall take and pass an examination in accordance with s. SPS 305.09.
SPS 305.63(4) (4)Application for certifications.
SPS 305.63(4)(a) (a) UDC-construction.
SPS 305.63(4)(a)1.1. Upon notification of the successful passage of the examination for a UDC-construction inspector certification, a person may obtain the certification by submitting an application and the certification fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.09 (7) (c).
SPS 305.63(4)(a)2. 2. A person may apply for certification as a certified UDC-construction inspector by submitting all of the following:
SPS 305.63(4)(a)2.a. a. An application, an application fee and the certification fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.02.
SPS 305.63(4)(a)2.b. b. Evidence that the person holds a certification as a commercial building inspector issued under s. SPS 305.61.
SPS 305.63(4)(b) (b) UDC-electrical.
SPS 305.63(4)(b)1.1. Upon notification of the successful passage of the examination for a UDC-electrical inspector certification, a person may obtain the certification by submitting an application and the certification fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.09 (7) (c).
SPS 305.63(4)(b)2. 2. A person may apply for certification as a certified UDC-electrical inspector by submitting an application, an application fee and the certification fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.02 and one of the following:
SPS 305.63(4)(b)2.a. a. Evidence that the person holds a certification as a journeyman electrician issued under s. SPS 305.44.
SPS 305.63(4)(b)2.b. b. Evidence that the person holds a certification issued under the International Association of Electrical Inspectors/National Fire Protection Association certification program as a certified electrical inspector-residential.
SPS 305.63(4)(b)2.c. c. Evidence that the person holds a license as a residential master electrician issued under s. SPS 305.435.
SPS 305.63(4)(c) (c) UDC-HVAC.
SPS 305.63(4)(c)1.1. Upon notification of the successful passage of the examination for a UDC-HVAC inspector certification, a person may obtain the certification by submitting an application and the certification fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.09 (7) (c).
SPS 305.63(4)(c)2. 2. A person may apply for certification as a certified UDC-HVAC inspector by submitting an application, an application fee and the certification fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.02 and one of the following:
SPS 305.63(4)(c)2.a. a. Evidence that the person holds a certification as an HVAC qualifier issued under s. SPS 305.71.
SPS 305.63(4)(c)2.b. b. Evidence that the person holds a certification as a commercial building inspector issued under s. SPS 305.61.
SPS 305.63(4)(d) (d) UDC-plumbing. Upon notification of the successful passage of the examination for a UDC-plumbing inspector certification, a person may obtain the certification by submitting an application and the certification fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.09 (7) (c).
SPS 305.63(4)(e) (e) Soil erosion. A person may apply for certification as a certified soil erosion inspector by submitting all of the following:
SPS 305.63(4)(e)1. 1. An application, an application fee and the certification fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.02.
SPS 305.63(4)(e)2. 2. Evidence that the person has completed an approved training course on soil erosion control standards.
SPS 305.63(5) (5)Responsibilities.
SPS 305.63(5)(a) (a) A person who inspects one- and 2-family dwellings as a certified UDC-construction inspector, certified UDC-electrical inspector, certified UDC-HVAC inspector, certified UDC-plumbing inspector, or certified soil erosion inspector shall do all of the following:
SPS 305.63(5)(a)1. 1. Maintain a record of the inspections made including the dates and the findings of the inspections.
SPS 305.63(5)(a)2. 2. Document any compliance deficiencies in the inspection report, and include the specific code reference or citation relative to the deficiency.
SPS 305.63(5)(a)3. 3. Provide a copy of the inspection report to the property owner or his or her agent.
SPS 305.63(5)(a)4. 4. Make inspection records available to the department upon request.
SPS 305.63(5)(b) (b) A person who inspects one- and 2- family dwellings as a certified UDC-electrical inspector shall contact and indicate to the electrical utility, cooperative, or other entity furnishing electric current when an electrical service installation complies with ch. SPS 316 within 2 business days of the determination of compliance.
SPS 305.63(6) (6)Limitations. A person who inspects the installation of manufactured homes as a certified UDC-construction inspector may not perform the inspection of a particular manufactured home if the person is, is employed by, or is an independent contractor of any of the following:
SPS 305.63(6)(a) (a) A manufactured home manufacturer who was directly involved in the sale of the particular manufactured home.
SPS 305.63(6)(b) (b) A manufactured home salesperson who was directly involved in the sale of the particular manufactured home.
SPS 305.63(6)(c) (c) An installer who was directly involved in the sale of the particular manufactured home.
SPS 305.63(7) (7)Renewal.
SPS 305.63(7)(a)1.1. A person may renew his or her certification as a UDC-construction inspector, UDC-electrical inspector, UDC-HVAC inspector, UDC-plumbing inspector or soil erosion inspector.
SPS 305.63(7)(a)2. 2. An inspector certification under this section shall be renewed in accordance with s. SPS 305.07.
SPS 305.63(7)(b)1.1. The renewal of a certification as a certified UDC-construction inspector, certified UDC-electrical inspector, certified UDC-HVAC inspector or certified UDC-plumbing inspector shall be contingent upon the inspector obtaining at least 24 hours of acceptable continuing education prior to the expiration date of the certification as specified in s. SPS 305.08 and Table 305.06, except as provided in subd. 2.
SPS 305.63(7)(b)2. 2. A person who holds a certification as a certified UDC-construction inspector, certified UDC-electrical inspector, certified UDC-HVAC inspector, or certified UDC-plumbing inspector may apply to the department for waiver of the continuing education requirements under subd. 1. on the grounds of prolonged illness or disability or similar circumstances. Each application for waiver shall be considered individually on its merits by the department.
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