(1) An individual qualified by training or experience may apply for voluntary registration to service weighing devices or measuring devices. The applicant shall use the application form supplied by the bureau. The form must be signed by the applicant.
(a) The applicant must certify that the individual:
(i) is fully qualified to install, service, repair, or recondition whatever devices for the service of which competence is being registered;
(ii) has in possession, or available for use, all necessary testing equipment and standards; and
(iii) has full knowledge of all appropriate weights and measures laws, rules, and regulations.
(b) The individual applicant shall submit appropriate evidence or references demonstrating the applicant's qualifications. The bureau may independently verify the qualifications of each individual applicant.
(2) An individual applicant must have available sufficient standards and equipment to adequately test devices as set forth in the notes section of each applicable code in NIST Handbook 44, 2012 edition, "Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices." The equipment must meet the applicable specifications of:
(a) NIST Handbook 105-1, "Specifications and Tolerances for Reference Standards and Field Standard Weights and Measures, Specifications and Tolerances for Field Standard Weights (NIST Class F)";
(b) NIST Handbook 105-2, "Specifications and Tolerances for Reference Standards and Field Standard Weights and Measures, Specifications and Tolerances for Field Standard Measuring Flask"; or
(c) NIST Handbook 105-3, "Specifications and Tolerances for Reference Standards and Field Standard Weights and Measures, Specifications and Tolerances for Graduated Neck Type Volumetric Field Standards".
(3) Each individual applicant shall complete and pass a written test to determine the applicant's knowledge of the appropriate weights and measures laws, rules, and regulations prior to the issuance by the bureau of the initial certificate of registration.
(a) Subsequent testing and/or continuing education classes may be necessary due to changes in weights and measures laws and rules. Such testing and/or classes shall be given whenever deemed necessary by the bureau. If such subsequent testing is appropriate, the bureau shall provide notice to registered service persons of the subsequent testing prior to the time of the next renewal of the certificate of registration.
(4) There is a $25 fee for registration as a service person.
(5) Upon verification of an individual applicant's qualifications and the applicant successfully passing the examination, the bureau will issue a "certificate of registration" and assign a registration number to the individual.
(6) A certificate of registration expires on December 31, unless revoked earlier for good cause, which shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) taking unfair advantage of an owner of a device;
(b) failure to have test equipment or standards certified;
(c) failure to use adequate testing equipment;
(d) continued failure to submit, or to submit in a timely manner, properly completed placed-in-service reports for new installations or repair of existing devices;
(e) failure to adjust commercial or law enforcement devices to comply with the regulations adopted by the bureau;
(f) nonpayment of calibration or registration fees; or
(g) continued failure to properly seal devices.