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WVC 30 - 13 A- 5 §30-13A-5. Powers and duties of the board.

The board has all the powers and duties set forth in article one of this chapter and also the following powers and duties:

(1) Hold meetings, conduct hearings and administer examinations and reexaminations;

(2) Set the requirements for a license, endorsement, surveyor-in-charge and certificate of authorization;

(3) Establish qualifications for licensure and procedures for submitting, approving and disapproving applications for a license, endorsement and certificate of authorization;

(4) Examine the qualifications of any applicant for a license and endorsement;

(5) Prepare, conduct, administer and grade examinations and reexaminations required under the provisions of this article;

(6) Determine the passing grade for the examinations and reexaminations required under the provisions of this article;

(7) Administer, or contract with third parties to administer, the examinations and reexaminations required under the provisions of this article;

(8) Maintain records of the examinations and reexaminations the board or a third party administers, including the number of persons taking the examination or reexamination and the pass and fail rate;

(9) Maintain an accurate registry of names and addresses of all licensees and endorsees;

(10) Maintain an accurate registry of names and addresses of firms holding a certificate of authorization;

(11) Establish the standards for surveys;

(12) Define the fees charged under the provisions of this article;

(13) Issue, renew, deny, suspend, revoke or reinstate licenses and endorsements, and discipline such persons;

(14) Issue, renew, deny, suspend, revoke or reinstate certificates of authorization and discipline such firms;

(15) Establish and implement the continuing education requirements for licensees and endorsees;

(16) Sue and be sued in its official name as an agency of this state;

(17) Hire, set the job requirements for, fix the compensation of and discharge investigators and the employees necessary to enforce the provisions of this article;

(18) Investigate alleged violations of the provisions of this article, the rules promulgated hereunder, and orders and final decisions of the board;

(19) Conduct hearings upon charges calling for discipline of a licensee, endorsee or certificate holder, or revocation or suspension of a license, endorsement or certificate of authorization;

(20) Set disciplinary action and issue orders;

(21) Propose rules in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this article; and

(22) Take all other actions necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes of this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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