(a) A license certificate may not be issued prior to the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-three. Applicants shall apply at least thirty days in advance. License certificates expire on the thirtieth day of June each year.
(b) License certificates are renewable by the payment of fees by a licensee in good standing with the commissioner. A license certificate may not be transferred, or used by any person other than the licensee, except as provided in section nine of this article.