(1) Notwithstanding ORS 671.570, the State Landscape Contractors Board may issue a probationary landscape construction professional license to a person who does not meet the training and experience qualifications set forth in ORS 671.570. To obtain a probationary landscape construction professional license, the person must:
(a) Pay a nonrefundable application fee;
(b) Pay an examination fee;
(c) Pay to the board the landscape construction professional license fee required by ORS 671.650; and
(d) Pass all sections of the examination described in ORS 671.570 within 12 months after first taking the examination.
(2) Two or more years after receiving a probationary landscape construction professional license, a probationary landscape construction professional may obtain removal from probationary status and issuance of a landscape construction professional license if the probationary landscape construction professional presents the board with proof that the probationary landscape construction professional has done any of the following:
(a) Completed at least 24 months of employment with a licensed landscape contracting business under the direct supervision of a landscape construction professional.
(b) Provided supervision described in ORS 671.540 (15) or 671.565 (1)(b) for at least 24 months as the owner or employee of a licensed landscape contracting business that, during that period:
(A) Filed and maintained with the board a bond, letter of credit or deposit in the amount of $15,000; and
(B) Performed landscaping work only on landscaping projects where the amount charged by the landscape contracting business for work on the project during any 12-month period did not exceed $15,000.
(c) Actively operated for at least 24 months as a construction contractor licensed under ORS chapter 701.
(3) Except as provided in this section and ORS 671.560 and as the board may provide by rule, a probationary landscape construction professional licensed under this section is for all purposes a landscape construction professional licensed under ORS 671.560. [2007 c.111 §2; 2007 c.399 §5; 2007 c.541 §19d]Section: Previous 671.555 671.557 671.560 671.563 671.565 671.568 671.570 671.571 671.572 671.574 671.575 671.578 671.580 671.590 671.595 Next
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