The State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Occupational & Professional Licensing Division has responded to specific inquiries, issuing an e-mail update specifying the type of auto glass licensure needed for certain jobs.
CONNECTICUT AUTO GLASS LICENSURE UPDATE 02-14-05
RECENT QUESTIONS asked regarding automotive glass repair and replacement work:
If a repair shop installs its own windshields in its salvage vehicles that it is rebuilding, regardless of whether or not the work is for a customer, an AG-1 licensee (contractor) with employees that hold an AG-2 license (journeyperson) is required.
If a used car dealer installs windshields in some of its used vehicles that are offered for sale, an AG-1 licensee with employees that hold an AG-2 license is required.
Glass Repair licenses types AG-3 (contractor) with employees that hold an AG-4 (journeyperson) are limited to repair work only and not replacement. Should the repair work lead to replacement, then an AG-1 with employees that hold an AG-2 license is required.
Individuals holding an AG-1 license with employees that hold an AG-2 license are legally able to perform repair work. Repair work is within the scope of allowable work as defined within their license type(s).
AG-1 Glazier Contractor (Auto)
AG-2 Glazier Journeyperson (Auto)
The following temporary limited Auto Glass Repair License types may be issued by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection for a durational period of time and limited scope of work that the Commissioner deems necessary for the effective enforcement of Public Act. 01-66; and until an examination is created using the A.N.S.I. Standards of practice for auto glass repair, and /or other reference's the Commissioner deems necessary to qualify such person to be issued a permanent Auto glass Repair journeyperson or contractor type license.
Temporary Limited Auto glass Repair Contractor (AG-3). The holder of this license may perform work limited to the repair of damage occurring in laminated glass in compliance with the conditions set forth in the Connecticut Automotive Glass Standards of Practice section titled: Windshield Repair. All repairs may be made, but not more than five (5) totals, which do not exceed the following conditions:
Do not exceed the following repair conditions
The requirement to qualify for this license exam shall be two (2) years as a properly licensed journeyperson or equivalent experience and training as determined by the Department.
Temporary Limited Repair Journeyperson (AG-4). The holder of this license may perform limited repair work and only while under the direct employ of a properly licensed Contractor for such work.
The requirements to qualify for this limited license exam shall be the completion of a Department approved training program or equivalent experience and training as determined.
Requirements; Minimum 40 hours of related instruction including lab work and 40 hours of field experience.
Limited Repair Helper (AG-5). The holder of this registration may perform limited repair work and only while under the direct employ of a properly licensed Contractor for such work and in the presence of a properly licensed Contractor or journeyperson for such work.
Sec. 20-334. License or card of registration. Requirements. Suspension or
Sec. 20-341. Penalties for violations.
ALL CONTRACTOR TYPES NOTE: No such license shall be transferred to or used by any person other than the person to whom the license was issued. Contractors shall display their state license number on all commercial vehicles used in their business and shall display such number in a conspicuous manner on all printed advertisements, bid proposals, contracts, invoices and on all stationery used in their business.
Finally, to confirm whether or not an individual holds the proper credentials for the automotive glass work they are performing, a consumer can access the following website for this information; http://www.dcp.state.ct.us/LICENSING/
If you have any other questions or need further clarification on any of these issues, please feel free to call our office anytime. 860-713-6145
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