Certificate and Reciprocity
(1)The Department may accord a person with a valid certificate in good standing in another state or province reciprocal treatment and issue a certificate without examination when, in the judgment of the Director, the certification examination requirements in the other state or province are substantially equivalent to and the person’s education and experience meet the requirements set forth in this Division.
(2)Persons requesting reciprocity must submit a complete application and pay the reciprocity fee as listed in OAR 340-049-0065 (Fee Schedules for Wastewater System Operator Certification and Operator Certification Program Support)(1).
(3)The Department will not consider an application for a new certificate by reciprocity, including a certificate at a higher grade, if the certificate requested is of the same type, treatment or collection, as an expired Oregon certificate that is still under the one-year reinstatement period in OAR 340-049-0045 (Reinstatement of Expired Certificates). Once the expired certificate is reinstated, an application for a new certificate by reciprocity may be processed.
(4)The expiration date of a new operator certificate by reciprocity where there exists a valid Oregon certificate will be the same as the Oregon certificate.
(5)When such reciprocity is granted, the person will be subject to the same requirements of renewal as any other persons initially certified under these rules.
(6)The Director may refuse to issue a certificate by reciprocity based on a person’s failure to meet education, experience or examination qualifications as stated above or any ground for refusal in OAR 340-049-0080 (Refusal and Revocation of Certificate and Appeal Process)(1).
Rule 340-049-0050 — Certificate and Reciprocity,