(a) All crematory operators shall be certified by the board. The board shall issue a certificate to be a crematory operator to an applicant who meets the following requirements:
(1) Has completed a class, authorized by the board, on cremation and operating a crematory;
(2) Has paid all the appropriate fees; and
(3) Has completed such other requirements as prescribed by the board.
(b) All persons currently operating crematories shall by the first day of January, two thousand three, register with the board. By the first day of July, two thousand three, all persons currently operating crematories shall obtain a certificate to operate a crematory, pursuant to the provisions of this section.
(c) All certificates must be renewed biennially upon or before the first day of July.
(d) After the first day of July, two thousand three, all licensed crematories must have a certified crematory operator in charge.