South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 79 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION-- MANUFACTURED HOUSING BOARD
79-28 - Training.

Universal Citation: SC Code Regs 79-28

79-28. Training.

(A) Prior to issuance of an installers, repairers, contractors, retail dealers or salespersons license, the applicant must submit proof of training as approved by the Board.

(B) All training providers, course curriculums, examinations and any other criteria necessary to satisfy the requirements of these regulations must be approved by the Board. Fees and fee increases charged by training providers, for courses and examinations required by these regulations, must be approved, not less than sixty (60) days in advance by the Board.

(C) The training provider must furnish the Department, in writing, notice of any change in course curriculum, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the effective date of the change. Changes in course curriculum cannot occur until approved by the Board.

(D) The training provider must furnish the Department with a schedule of classes or sessions, stating their dates, time and location. The Department reserves the right to audit any class or session at any time, with or without notice and without fee for entry.

(E) Examinations administered by training providers or examination services, are and remain, the sole property of the Board. Use of the examinations by any entity or for any purpose not approved by the Board is a misdemeanor.

(F) Approval as a training provider may be suspended or revoked by the Board for misuse of examinations or failure to comply with these regulations.

(G) Proof of training must include curriculum and written examination in the following areas.

(1) Installers:

(a) federal and South Carolina statutes and regulations governing manufactured housing;

(b) manufacturer's installation manuals and requirements;

(c) preparation of manufactured housing stands;

(d) installation of foundation systems;

(e) blocking, perimeter support and leveling of manufactured homes;

(f) structural connections of sections and major components;

(g) installation of anchoring systems and components;

(h) installation of vapor barriers, curtain walls, access and ventilation for crawl space areas;

(i) electrical connections; (j) plumbing connections;

(k) mechanical equipment connections; (l ) gas equipment connections; and,

(m) connections of vents, ducts, carpet and other nonstructural components.

(2) Repairers:

(a) federal and South Carolina statutes and regulations governing manufactured housing;

(b) manufacturer's installation manuals and requirements;

(c) reblocking and releveling of manufactured homes;

(d) repair and replacement of vapor barriers, curtain walls, access and ventilation for crawl space areas;

(e) repair and replace electrical devices and fixtures;

(f) repair and replace plumbing devices and fixtures;

(g) repair and replace mechanical equipment;

(h) repair and replace gas equipment; and,

(i) repair and replace nonstructural components.

(3) Contractors:

(a) all areas required for installers and repairers;

(b) light frame carpentry; and,

(c) installation of light frame metal.

(4) Retail Dealers:

(a) rules, regulations and standards governing the Manufactured Housing Board;

(b) South Carolina Laws and Regulations effecting Manufactured Housing Industry;

(c) business and law;

(d) retail dealer/sales ethics;

(e) general installation knowledge;

(f) different types of transactions, land home packages, conventional;

(g) types of license required and what work may be performed with each license;

(h) zoning (different counties have different zone requirements); and

(i) title and deeding information, Manufacturer Certificates of Origin.

(5) Retail Salespersons

(a) Rules, regulations and standards governing the Manufactured Housing Board;

(b) South Carolina Laws and Regulations effecting Manufactured Housing Industry;

(c) retail dealer/sales ethics; and

(d) general installation knowledge. (6) Multi-lot Salespersons

(a) Rules, regulations and standards governing the Manufactured Housing Board;

(b) South Carolina Laws and Regulations effecting Manufactured Housing Industry;

(c) retail dealer/sales ethics; and

(d) general installation knowledge.

HISTORY: Added by State Register Volume 29, Issue No. 2, eff February 25, 2005.

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