Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 9 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 Article 11.3. Examining Boards & Licensing | CHAPTER 11. BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE Sec. 11.3.3. Mechanical Sec. 11.3.3. Mechanical A. Board Established; Personnel There is hereby established a mechanical examining board (hereinafter referred to as the board) to consist of 5 members as follows: One North Carolina registered professional engineer specializing in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation work; 3 heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation contractors; 1 journeyman certificate holder; all of whommust reside within the territorial jurisdiction of this UDO. The Inspections Director shall serve as ex officio secretary to the board. The members of the board shall be appointed by the City Council as provided in §1-4002 of the City Code. The board shall elect from its membership a Chairman andVice-Chairman. The members shall serve without compensation. B. Purpose of the Board It shall be the duty of the board to examine applicants for certificates as to their knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the proper installation and operation of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems and equipment as set forth in the North Carolina Mechanical Code, Volume III, and the ordinances of the City; and to determine the general qualifications and fitness of each applicant for performing the class of work covered by a journeyman's certificate. C. Meetings of the Board The board shall meet at such intervals as may be necessary for the proper performance of its duties, but in any case not less than twice a year. Examinations shall be held in each of the following months: March, June, September and December. D. Standards and Procedures for Qualifying The board shall establish standards and procedures for the qualification, examination and licensing of journeymen in the heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation fields and shall issue an appropriate license with no expiration date to each person who meets the qualifications therefor and successfully passes the examination given by the board. The board shall keep an official record of all its transactions. E. Examination; Certificate Required No person shall engage in the business or trade of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation contracting as a journeyman in connection with public or private heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, or ventilation systems without submitting to an examination by and securing a certificate from the board; provided that nothing in this Article shall be construed to prohibit the working of one or more apprentices with each journeyman heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation contractor. F. Re-examination Any applicant failing an examination may take a re-examination after 90 days or more shall have elapsed upon payment of the regular examination fee. After 3 successive failures, an applicant shall not be reexamined within the next following 12 months. G. Examination Fee Any person desiring to be licensed as a journeyman shall make written application to the board. Examination fees for journeyman certificates shall be $35.00, payment of such fee to accompany the application. Examination fees are not returnable. All temporary card and examination certificate fees are to paid to the City of Raleigh; all collected fees shall be promptly remitted to the Revenue Collector. H. Temporary Journeyman Working Card Between the regular period of required examination given by the board, any journeyman heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration contractor, if the Inspections Director deems it an emergency or hardship, who first presents himself to the board secretary and shows he is employed by a master heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation contractor licensed by the City and can pass an examination to be administered by the board secretary may have a temporary journeyman working permit card issued to him for that period only between the regular examinations and upon payment of a minimum charge of $10.00. Temporary journeyman cards issued shall be recalled and cancelled by the board secretary if the holder thereof fails to conduct his work in a manner consistent with this UDO.