Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 09 - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Subtitle 12 - DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter 09.12.52 - Industrialized Buildings and Manufactured Homes
09.12.52.17 - Code Enforcement Certification Board
09.12.52.17. Code Enforcement Certification Board
A. The Secretary shall appoint the members of the Code Enforcement Certification Board, to serve at the Secretary's pleasure. There are nine members of the Board, including four certified code enforcement officials, and one from each of the following areas: licensed architect; registered engineer; representative of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; educator; building industry representative. Members of the Board shall be citizens and residents of the United States and the State.
B. The responsibilities of the Board are: To recommend standards for certification of code enforcement; to examine and certify applicants as code enforcement officials; to review qualifications for certification; to revoke certification where warranted; to keep records of all its proceedings; to maintain a current list of certified code enforcement officials; to make an annual report to the Secretary. The Board shall meet at least once each year for the purpose of examining applicants. The members shall serve without compensation, but shall reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses and travel in accordance with the Standard State Travel Regulations .
C. An applicant for certification shall submit to the Board written evidence, in verified form, that he is of good moral character and has work experience, education or training meeting the requirements of the Department. An applicant shall take and pass a written examination on pertinent building codes. The Board shall recommend to the Secretary that certification be denied, revoked, or suspended when in the opinion of the Board the person is unfit by reason of incompetence or habitual neglect or has been guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure certification.
D. The Board shall cooperate with any educational or training institution desiring to conduct a code enforcement training program, so that the program will:
(1) Meet standards recommended by the Board;
(2) Upgrade the code enforcement program; or
(3) Serve as an entrance training program for persons not presently involved in the building trades.(Regulation .17 amended and recodified from 05.02.04.17 effective 46:6 Md. R. 345, eff. 3/25/2019)