SPS 305.625 SPS 305.625Commercial plumbing inspectors.
SPS 305.625(1)(1)General.
SPS 305.625(1)(a)(a) Pursuant to s. 145.05 (1), Stats., a city of the first, second or third class shall supervise the installation, alteration and repair of plumbing within its jurisdiction in accordance with one of the following approaches:
SPS 305.625(1)(a)1. 1. The city shall utilize at least one supervisor to oversee all plumbing inspections and all plumbing plan reviews who shall hold a certification as a commercial plumbing inspector issued under this section and who shall hold a license as a master plumber issued under s. SPS 305.91 or a license as a journeyman plumber issued under s. SPS 305.93.
SPS 305.625(1)(a)2. 2. The city shall utilize at least one individual to conduct all plumbing inspections and all plumbing plan reviews who shall hold a certification as a commercial plumbing inspector issued under this section and who shall hold a license as a master plumber issued under s. SPS 305.91 or a license as a journeyman plumber issued under s. SPS 305.93.
SPS 305.625 Note Note: Utilizing the approach under subd. 2. does not prevent the employment of individuals to organizationally supervise the plumbing inspectors and plumbing plan reviewers. In such cases, where the individuals are providing administrative supervision, the supervisors are not required to be certified as commercial plumbing inspectors or to be licensed plumbers.
SPS 305.625 Note Note: The requirements for review of plumbing plans by agent municipalities are contained in s. SPS 382.20 (2).
SPS 305.625(1)(b)1.1. Under par. (a) 1., individuals who, under a supervisor, conduct plumbing inspections and plumbing plan reviews shall hold a certification as a commercial plumbing inspector, except as provided in subd. 2.
SPS 305.625(1)(b)2. 2. Individuals who, under a supervisor, conduct plumbing inspections and plumbing plan reviews for the purpose of administering and enforcing ch. SPS 325 shall hold a certification as a commercial plumbing inspector issued under this section or as a UDC-plumbing inspector issued under s. SPS 305.63.
SPS 305.625(2) (2)Application for examination. A person applying to take a commercial plumbing inspector certification examination shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.625(2)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.625(2)(b) (b) An application fee and examination fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.625(3) (3)Examination. Except as provided in sub. (4) (b), a person seeking to obtain a commercial plumbing inspector certification shall take and pass an examination in accordance with s. SPS 305.09.
SPS 305.625(4) (4)Application for certification.
SPS 305.625(4)(a)(a) Upon notification of the successful passage of the examination for a commercial 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 305.625(4)(b) (b) A person may apply for certification as a certified commercial plumbing 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 305.625(4)(b)1. 1. Evidence that the person holds a license as a master plumber issued under s. SPS 305.91.
SPS 305.625(4)(b)2. 2. Evidence that the person holds a license as a journeyman plumber issued under s. SPS 305.93.
SPS 305.625(5) (5)Responsibilities. A person who inspects plumbing as a certified commercial plumbing inspector shall:
SPS 305.625(5)(a) (a) Maintain a record of the inspections made including the dates and the findings of the inspections;
SPS 305.625(5)(b) (b) Provide a copy of the inspection report to the property owner or his or her agent; and
SPS 305.625(5)(c) (c) Make his or her inspection records available to the department upon request.
SPS 305.625(6) (6)Renewal.
SPS 305.625(6)(a)(a) A person may renew his or her certification as a commercial plumbing inspector. A commercial plumbing inspector certification shall be renewed in accordance with s. SPS 305.07.
SPS 305.625(6)(b)1.1. The renewal of a certification as a certified commercial plumbing inspector shall be contingent upon the commercial plumbing 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 305.625(6)(b)2. 2. A person who holds a certification as a certified commercial 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. The department shall consider each application for waiver individually on its merits.
SPS 305.625 History History: CR 03-075: cr. Register June 2004 No. 582, eff. 8-1-04, except (1) is eff. 2-1-05; CR 06-031: r. (4) (c) Register October 2006 No. 610, eff. 11-1-06; correction in (3) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Register October 2006 No. 610; correction in (1) (a) 1., 2., (b) 2., (2) (a), (b), (3), (4) (a), (b) (intro.), 1., 2., (6) (a), (b) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 14-010: am. (6) (b) 1. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 305.627 SPS 305.627Fire detection, prevention, and suppression inspectors.
SPS 305.627(1) (1)General. No person may perform inspections of fire detection, prevention, and suppression devices being installed during the construction or alteration of, or the addition to, public buildings and places of employment unless the person holds a certification issued by the department as a certified fire detection, prevention, and suppression inspector or holds a certification as a commercial building inspector.
SPS 305.627(2) (2)Application for certification. A person applying for a fire detection, prevention, and suppression inspector certification shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.627(2)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.627(2)(b) (b) An application fee and a certification fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.627(2)(c) (c) Evidence that the person holds one of the following certifications to perform fire detection, prevention, and suppression inspections:
SPS 305.627(2)(c)1. 1. A valid certification from the national fire protection association qualifying him or her as a certified fire inspector I.
SPS 305.627(2)(c)2. 2. A valid equivalent certification as determined by the department.
SPS 305.627(3) (3)Certification Maintenance. A person holding a certification listed in sub. (2) (c) shall maintain that certification at all times during which he or she is certified as a fire detection, prevention, and suppression inspector under this section.
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 305.63 SPS 305.63Dwelling 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.
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