Since House Bill 1343, the manager licensure clean-up bill, has been signed into Law, the Division of Real Estate has published Emergency Rules which relate in part to obtaining a Provisional License and Apprentice License. Here’s what you need to know:
Provisional License: To be eligible for a Provisional License, a community association manager must:
1. Submit a set of fingerprints for the purpose of a criminal background check;
2. Hold a qualifying educational credential as required by the Division of Real Estate;
3. Have sat for and not successfully passed the required portions of the Community Association Manager Examination; and
4. Submit an application for a Provisional License.
For those community association managers who are granted a Provisional License, those licenses will expire on January 31, 2015 and will not be issued after that date. As a result, if you obtain a Provisional License, it will be important to focus upon retaking and passing the required portions of the Community Association Manager Examination as quickly as possible.
Apprentice License: The purpose of the Apprentice License is to provide individuals entering the profession of community association management with an opportunity to work under a licensed community association manager for one (1) year, before being required to become a fully licensed community association manager. To be eligible for an Apprentice License, here’s what an individual must do:
1. Submit a set of fingerprints for the purpose of a criminal background check; and
2. Submit an application for an Apprentice License.
From the date the Apprentice License is issued, it will be good for a period of one (1) year. Also, an Apprentice License is non-renewable.