3.2. A contractor domiciled in Newfoundland or in the area of Labrador that is part of Newfoundland is exempt from the application of paragraph 1 of section 58 of the Act and from the provisions pertaining to the examination of skills in the Regulation respecting the professional qualification of contractors and owner-builders (chapter B-1.1, r. 9), where it is established, to the satisfaction of the Board, that
(1) in the case of a legal person, it has been registered for at least 5 years as a building contractor with the Commercial and Corporate Affairs Branch of the Department of Government Services and Lands of Newfoundland; or
(2) in the case of a sole proprietorship or of a general or limited partnership, the name of the construction firm has been registered for at least 5 years with the Workplace, Health, Safety and Compension Commission of Newfoundland.
The exemption referred to in the first paragraph is valid only for the categories or subcategories of licences corresponding to the fields for which the contractor is registered and for as long as he meets one of the conditions provided for in subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the first paragraph.
O.C. 758-98, s. 1; O.C. 315-2008, s. 8.