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. WelcomeThis webinar was presented on December 9, 2010. Department of Regulatory Agencies. Executive Director. Registrations. ConsumerCounsel. FinancialServices. Insurance. PublicUtilitiesCommission. Real Estate. Civil Rights. Banking. Securities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mission Specific.

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1. Public Information Session For Professions Impacted by New or Changed State Laws Department of Regulatory Agencies Barbara J. Kelley, Executive Director Division of Registrations Rosemary McCool, Director Session opening slide Session opening slide

2. Welcome and introduction Effective presentation tip: Presenters should remember to say a word about their work experience as it relates to their message. Welcome and introduction Effective presentation tip: Presenters should remember to say a word about their work experience as it relates to their message.

3. Department of Regulatory Agencies

4. Mission Specific “DORA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission.” Our mission statement summarizes our promise to dedicate our work to preserving the integrity of the marketplace, promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado and protecting consumers. It is a message we hope you’ll share with colleagues, friends and family members so they might understand the role DORA plays and make use of our many resources.Our mission statement summarizes our promise to dedicate our work to preserving the integrity of the marketplace, promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado and protecting consumers. It is a message we hope you’ll share with colleagues, friends and family members so they might understand the role DORA plays and make use of our many resources.

5. You’ll see this consumer protection logo in our materials and on our website. It is part of our ongoing effort to serve as a top-of-mind resource for the general public when it comes to consumer rights and consumer protection.You’ll see this consumer protection logo in our materials and on our website. It is part of our ongoing effort to serve as a top-of-mind resource for the general public when it comes to consumer rights and consumer protection.

6. Who are the “consumers” at the heart of our mission? When we say “consumers,” we’re speaking about all people who interact with DORA clientele of the regulated professionals, businesses and entities, as well as those filing complaints against the professions.When we say “consumers,” we’re speaking about all people who interact with DORA clientele of the regulated professionals, businesses and entities, as well as those filing complaints against the professions.

7. DORA achieves its mission by: Rigorous standards and fair practices Regulatory framework Collecting and verifying information Educating professionals Educating consumers Improving economic environment DORA achieves its mission by: Supporting rigorous standards and fair practices in regulated professions and businesses Providing a regulatory framework of boards and programs to ensure an equitable playing field Collecting, verifying and providing public access to licensing and registration information Educating professionals about their responsibilities Educating consumers about their rights and how to address and resolve violations Playing an active role in improving Colorado’s economic environment DORA achieves its mission by: Supporting rigorous standards and fair practices in regulated professions and businesses Providing a regulatory framework of boards and programs to ensure an equitable playing field Collecting, verifying and providing public access to licensing and registration information Educating professionals about their responsibilities Educating consumers about their rights and how to address and resolve violations Playing an active role in improving Colorado’s economic environment

8. About The Division of Registrations Largest division within DORA More than 47 professions, occupations and entities in Colorado More than 325,000 licensees and registrants Funded by fees Boards/program regularly reviewed by Legislature: - regulatory need - updated Speaking notes: Our division is an umbrella organization with its own specific mission of “public protection through effective licensure and enforcement.” We are: - the largest division within DORA - we regulates more than 47 professions, occupations and entities in Colorado - we oversee more than 325,000 licensees and registrants - we are funded primarily by fees paid by licensees - all boards/program subject to periodic review by the legislature to determine: - continued need for regulation - revisions to existing rules, processes or staffing This means we are responsible for ensuring a minimum level of competency in regulated professions through the tools of licensing, inspection, examination and enforcement. The last point is the reason you are all here today. The Colorado legislature has enacted new laws entailing new or changed requirements in your profession. Speaking notes: Our division is an umbrella organization with its own specific mission of “public protection through effective licensure and enforcement.” We are: - the largest division within DORA - we regulates more than 47 professions, occupations and entities in Colorado - we oversee more than 325,000 licensees and registrants - we are funded primarily by fees paid by licensees - all boards/program subject to periodic review by the legislature to determine: - continued need for regulation - revisions to existing rules, processes or staffing This means we are responsible for ensuring a minimum level of competency in regulated professions through the tools of licensing, inspection, examination and enforcement. The last point is the reason you are all here today. The Colorado legislature has enacted new laws entailing new or changed requirements in your profession.

9. Division of Registrations

10. Main Contact Information www.dora.state.co.us/registrations [email protected] 303-894-7800 (main number) That’s going to wrap up our overview presentation. I’ll open it up now for a few questions before we break up into professional groups to talk about the new or changed laws. (Thank you and closing.)That’s going to wrap up our overview presentation. I’ll open it up now for a few questions before we break up into professional groups to talk about the new or changed laws. (Thank you and closing.)

11. Mark Browne Program Director

12. New Training Requirements for Apprentices ..

13. Continued Competency Requirements Who: Persons holding a Colorado license to practice as a Residential Wireman, Journeyman Electrician, Master Electrician or Electrical Contractor What: The expiration date has changed for licenses that expire on February 28, 2011. The new expiration date is September 30, 2011. From then on, licenses will expire September 30th every three years. As a result of this change you will not need to renew your license by the previous expiration date of February 28, 2011. You will be notified 6-8 weeks prior to the new expiration date of September 30, 2011. When: New wallet cards will be mailed to licensees during the month of November 2010. The wallet cards and all correspondence will be mailed to the most recent address DORA has on file for your license. You may verify your address and make changes at: https://www.doradls.state.co.us/ *Although the new renewal expiration date is September 30 every three years, licensees will continue to have a 2 month grace period through November 30 to complete the requirements and renew.

14. Assessment Your Professional Development Unit requirements are based upon your performance on the Individual Assessment which is administered by Pearson Vue at any of their locations across the nation. The Individual Assessment is divided into 4 core competency categories based on the most recent Code:  Grounding and bonding; Code changes; Wiring methods; and Theory and calculations 

15. Assessment You may be awarded up to 24 PDUs for your performance on the Assessment. If you are found to need improvement in one of the above areas, you will need to accrue PDUs prior to your renewal in 2014. 1 area = 8 PDUs; 2 areas = 16 PDUs; 3 or more areas = 24 PDUs. Your PDUs should be accrued in the area you were needing improvement. For example, if you needed improvement in Wiring Methods, you should accrue PDUs in Wiring Methods and not another topic. There are no approved providers. You may do for-credit coursework, not-for credit coursework or industry training programs.

16. Assessment You must take the Individual Assessment prior to renewing your license which expires on September 30, 2011.  The Individual Assessment is available at Pearson Vue locations beginning July 1, 2011.  You may renew your license regardless of how you perform on the Assessment.  However, if you need to acquire additional PDUs, you must accrue them during the renewal cycle running from September 30, 2011 – September 30, 2014.  PDUs must be accrued prior to renewing your license in 2014. 

17. FAQs Where can I take the Individual Assessment? Any Pearson Vue location across the nation. Find the location nearest you at www.pearsonvue.com How much will the Individual Assessment Cost? July 1 - August 15 $30.00 August 16 - October 15 $45.00 October 16 - November 30 $60.00 Reinstatement/Reactivations $35.00 When can I take the Individual Assessment? Starting July 1 of each renewal year (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020…..) You must take the assessment prior to renewing your license. The last day of the grace period for renewals is November 30 of renewal years.

18. FAQs How many questions will be on the assessment? 25 multiple choice questions How much time will I be given to take the Individual Assessment? 1 hour Is it open book? Yes How much do the classes cost if I need to acquire additional PDUs? There are no approved providers for PDUs. For this reason, you may shop for affordable rates for courses or training programs.

19. New Renewal Cycle & Continuing Competency Flow-Chart

20. Resources Electrical Board Website: http://www.dora.state.co.us/electrical/index.htm Rules: http://www.dora.state.co.us/electrical/Rules.pdf#RenewalandReinstatements Pearson Vue: www.pearsonvue.com

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