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LP Gas Licenses for RV Dispensing & Repair

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)

RV LP Gas Legislation 2021

1) How do I apply for LP Gas Category I Dealer License? (Click here).

2) What are the requirements for LP Gas Qualifiers and Master Qualifiers? (Click here). 

3) What are the training requirments for all employees at the business?
Training is required for ALL employees whether or not they are qualifiers, and refresher training must be conducted at three-year intervals. Documentation must be retained on file.

4) How do I sign up for the exam?
Go to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website. Create a login or use your previous login credentials.

5) What books do I need for the exam(s)?
Cat I-RV Qualifier and Cat I RV Master Qualifier
Total Cost = $227.99
2020 NFPA 58 = $74.35

2018 NFPA 54 = $74.35
2018 NFPA 1192 = 59.29
Chapter 527, F.S., Rules 5J-20, F.A.C. = $10.00 (or click here to download for free)
Safe Dispensing Manual = $10.00

6) Where can I find courses to fulfill my required CEU’s?

CAT – 1: RV Master/Qualifier Test Prep – Course ID#LP2407 (4 CEUs)

Attend a LIVE Course and/or the Online course which is coming soon to the DLN.  *Target for completion is end of July 2021. Upon completion of the LIVE course, Veronica will send out the course certificate of completion.
LIVE courses are not being offered for the rest of July since the online course is in production.  (We recently LIVE finished a Qualifier course on July 6th and a Master Qualifier course on July 8th)

LP-RV-1: Recreational Vehicle Propane Systems – Course ID#10164 (4 CEUs)

Watch the Part 1 & Part 2 videos on Level 1.

Complete the following:  Using the Mentor Information tab on the DLN > Section 3 > Open Level 1 Student Roll Pages (click enable editing) > indicate the dates you completed the videos > save & send to Veronica@FRVTA.org to receive the course certificate of completion.

LP-RV-2: RV LP Gas Appliances – Course ID#10165 (4 CEUs)

Watch the RV Water Heaters, Heating Appliances, Ranges and Cooktops, and Refrigerators videos on Level 2.
Complete the following:  Using the Mentor Information tab on the DLN > Section 4 > Open Level 2 Student Roll Pages (click enable editing) > indicate the dates you completed the videos > save & send to Veronica@FRVTA.org to receive the course certificate of completion.

7) Where do I take the exam?
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is utilizing ProMetric as their third-party testing agent to provide LP Gas testing year-round at 22 locations around the State for your convenience. To get started, login to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, pay application fee of $20 for Qualifier or $30 for Master Qualifier.  ProMetrics will be notified by the State and an email will be sent with further instructions. An additional fee of $69 will be charged. 

8) After signing up for the exam what should I expect from the testing provider, ProMetric?
After the candidates have registered for the exam, the pre-registration letter will be sent to the email address provided.

See the sample email below.

Dear |FullName|,
You have now been approved by |ClientName| to make an appointment to sit for your examination. Please proceed as follows:
1 — Go to our home page: www.IQTTesting.com
2 — Using the option “Exam Registration”
Enter your UserID and Password to login. These are:
UserID: |userid|
Password: |password|
3 –Select the Organization: |ContractName|.
Select the exam: |ExamName|

After logging in, please follow the on-screen instructions for making an appointment.
Please note that you must test within this date range: |BeginDate| to |EndDate|.

Reschedule/Cancellation Policy: If you fail to show up for your examination at the scheduled time, do not have the proper identification, or do not have your admission document, you will not be allowed to sit for your exam. You will be considered a “No-Show”, your examination fees will be forfeited, and you will be required to re-register and pay all fees prior to sitting for the exam. However, if an issue arises that prohibits you from making it to your scheduled exam, you may reschedule prior to (5) calendar days before your scheduled exam date. You may be required to pay a rescheduling fee to process your request. If it is less than (5) calendar days, you will not be allowed to cancel or reschedule your exam unless one of the following 4 situations have occurred:

Jury Duty
Death in the immediate family
Military Deployment
Sickness

The immediate family is defined as a person’s grandparents, parents, spouses, siblings and children.

If you experience any of the above, you MUST provide IQT with proper documentation before being rescheduled to a new date. If none of the above are the reason for wanting to reschedule or cancel your exam less than 5 days prior to your exam date, then you will not be allowed to reschedule or cancel your exam. Please also note that if you do not show up, you will be considered a “No-Show”, your examination fees will be forfeited, and you will be required to re-register and pay all fees prior to sitting for the exam.

Result Letter: Please note that you MUST receive a result letter after completing the exam. Please do not leave the testing center until this has been given to you by the Proctor.

Should you require assistance, you can click on the “Contact Us” Tab on the Iso-Quality Testing, Inc. home page (www.isoqualitytesting.com ) and send a message to customer service, or you may call (toll-free in USA and Canada) 1-866-773-1114, or (other countries) +1 727-733-1110.

Sincerely,
Iso-Quality Testing, Inc.

9) What should techncian expect on the Exam? Click here & Click here.

10) Is the State sending out the annual LP License renewal form?
Yes, renewal notices will go out as usual.
Since the new RV licenses and certifications are more limited in scope, those seeking to convert to an RV-specific license or certification will need to submit the application for an RV-specific license or certification, rather than renewing the license(s) or certification currently held. However,  individuals who hold current Category 1 qualifier or master qualifier certifications will not have to sit for a new exam if they choose to make the switch to an RV-specific certification.

11) Will dealers that purchased a 3 year license have to renew to the new Cat. 1 – prior to 2021?
No.
Dealers in this situation should contact the Department’s Bureau of Compliance for further instructions if they wish to convert their current license(s) to a Cat. 1 – RV license The phone number for the LP Gas section is (850) 921-1600.

12) Is there any consideration to extend the MQ and Q 16 hour CEU requirement from Aug 2021 to a future date given the new Qualifier categories and the FRVTA intention to be approved as training provider and offering a more focused RV curriculum?
No. 

13) Will FRVTA offer test prep training for technicians who need to be certified as a Qualifier or Master Qualifier?
Yes.
Interested participants will need to purchase books separately. The LIVE classes are finished for the month of July.  We are currently working on online videos for the RV Master/Qualifier Test Prep course.  The course is targeted for completion at the end of July.

14) Can a master qualifier be anyone of my choice?
No.
The master qualifier must be a manager, owner or someone otherwise primarily responsible for overseeing the operations of the licensed location and must provide documentation to FDACS.

15) My Master Qualifier left the dealership, now what?
Per Section 527.0201 Florida Statute; Extension of Time to Fill Master Qualifier Vacancy;
The time granted under Section 527.0201(6)(b), Florida Statutes, for any category I or category V licensee to replace its duly designated master qualifier when that person is no longer working for the business organization is extended from 60 days to 90 days when the business organization still employs a licensed qualifier. 

Nothing in this Order alters or suspends the reporting requirements set forth in Section 527.0201(6), Florida Statutes. A vacancy in a master qualifier position in a business organization which results from the departure of the master qualifier shall be immediately reported to the department by the departing master qualifier and the licensed company. 

The extensions of time set forth in this section (§ 3) apply only to those vacancies reported to the Department prior to the expiration of the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 20-52 and extended by Executive Orders 20-114, 20-166, or any subsequent extension, issued by the Governor of the State of Florida. Vacancies reported to the Department following the expiration of the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 20-52 and extended by Executive Orders 20-114, 20-166, or any subsequent extension, must be filled in accordance with Section 527.0201(6)(b), Florida Statutes.

If a master qualifier vacancy is not filled in accordance with the terms of this Order, the business organization’s license shall be suspended by order of the Department. 

16) My Qualifier left the dealership, now what?
Per Section 527.0201, Florida Statutes;  Extension of Time to Fill a Qualifier Vacancy;
The time granted under Section 527.0201(6)(a), Florida Statutes, for a business organization to replace its duly designated qualifier when that person is no longer working for the business organization is extended from 20 days to 60 days. 

If a business organization no longer possesses a duly designated qualifier but employs a licensed master qualifier who is willing and able to perform the duties associated with the vacated qualifier position in addition to his or her own, the business organization shall have 90 days to fill the qualifier vacancy. 

If a category II licensee no longer possesses a duly designated qualifier, the business organization shall have 90 days to fill the qualifier vacancy if its liquefied petroleum gas supplier agrees to provide a licensed qualifier or master qualifier to take on the duties and responsibilities associated with the category II licensee’s vacant qualifier position. A person acting as a qualifier for one category I licensee and one category II licensee in accordance with this paragraph and all other applicable terms of this Order shall not be deemed to be acting in violation of Section 527.0201 (2)(b ), Florida Statutes. 

Nothing in this Order alters or suspends the reporting requirements set forth in Section 527.0201(6), Florida Statutes. A vacancy in a qualifier position in a business organization which results from the departure of the qualifier shall be immediately reported to the department by the departing qualifier and the licensed company. 

The extensions of time set forth in this section (§ 2) apply only to those vacancies reported to the Department prior to the expiration of the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 20-52 and extended by Executive Orders 20-114, 20-166, or any subsequent extension, issued by the Governor of the State of Florida. Vacancies reported to the Department following the expiration of the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 20-52 and extended by Executive Orders 20-114, 20-166, or any subsequent extension, must be filled in accordance with Section 527.0201(6)(a), Florida Statutes.

If a qualifier vacancy is not filled in accordance with the terms of this Order, the business organization’s license shall be suspended by order of the Department. 

17) How many unqualified technicians are covered by my Qualifier?
For every 9 unqualified technicians you MUST have one (1) Qualifier (the Qualifier is considered the 10th technician).

18) What if I am a “Mobile” business (technician)?
As a “Mobile” business you MUST apply for your LP Gas License and you MUST pass the “Qualifier” exam first and then sit for the “Master Qualifier exam in order to service/repair LP Gas systems.

19) As a “Mobile” business – do all of my technicians need to be qualified? 
Yes.
The “Qualifier” does not travel with the unqualified technician to each job site.

20) As part of the LP Gas Category I Dealer License Application, you must submit proof of insurance or bond.  Do I need to add a certificate holder on the Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI) document? 
Yes.

It is a division policy that the Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI) is completed to include the certificate holder as FDACS to ensure the state is notified if the policy cancels prior to expiration per 527.04 .

Use the following information for the Certificate Holder section: 
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) 
Bureau of LP Gas
2005 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32399

21) As the license holder, what do I need to do if the insurance coverage as required by this subsection is canceled or otherwise terminated?
The insurer must notify the FDACS department within 30 days after the cancellation or termination. There are other alternatives in lieu of the insurance policy, eg. bond, or an affidavit that can be completed and submitted as well.  The company should reach out to the state to discuss the other alternatives.

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