§ 5703. Provisional Testing Laboratory License
(a) A laboratory may apply for a provisional license prior to receiving ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation provided that the applicant meets all other licensure requirements for a testing laboratory and submits to the Bureau an application in compliance with section 5002 of this division and an attestation that the applicant has or intends to seek ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for all testing methods required by this division.
(b) A provisional testing laboratory license shall be valid for 12 months. The annual license fee for a provisional license shall be determined pursuant to section 5014 of this division.
(c) To timely renew a provisional license, a completed license renewal form and the annual renewal license fee pursuant to section 5014 of this division shall be received by the Bureau from
the licensee no earlier than 60 calendar days before the expiration of the license and no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the last business day before the expiration of the license if the renewal form is submitted to the Bureau at its office(s), or no later than 11:59 p.m. on the last business day before the expiration of the license if the renewal form is submitted to the Bureau through its electronic licensing system. Failure to receive a notice for license renewal does not relieve a licensee of the obligation to renew a provisional license as required.
(d) In the event the license is not renewed prior to the expiration date, the licensee must not test any commercial cannabis goods until the license is renewed.
(e) A licensee may submit a license renewal form up to 30 days after the license expires. Any late renewal form will be subject to a late fee equal to 50 percent of the applicable licensing fees
required by subsection (c) of this section.
(f) The license renewal form shall contain the following:
(1) The name of the licensee. For licensees who are individuals, the applicant shall provide both the first and last name of the individual. For licensees who are business entities, the licensee shall provide the legal business name of the applicant;
(2) The license number and expiration date;
(3) The licensee’s address of record and premises address; and
(4) An attestation that all information provided to the Bureau in the original application under section 5002 of this division or subsequent notification under section 5023 of this division is
accurate and current.
(g) The Bureau may renew a provisional license for an initial renewal period of 12 months.
(h) After one renewal, the Bureau may renew the provisional license for additional 12-month periods if the licensee has submitted an application for the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. In
addition to the information required for a renewal form pursuant to subsection (f) of this section, any renewal request pursuant to this section shall also include an attestation that the licensee’s
application for each ISO/IEC 17025 is pending with the accrediting body, the name of the accrediting body, and the date the application was submitted to the accrediting body.
(i) The licensee shall notify the Bureau if the application for each ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is granted or denied within 5 business days of receiving the decision from the accrediting body. If the accrediting body grants or denies the licensee’s application for any ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation before the expiration of the provisional license, the Bureau may terminate the provisional license at that time.
(j) The Bureau may revoke a provisional license at any time.
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26012 and
26050, Business and Professions Code.