An emergency rule of Rhode Island CRLB went into effect this morning “in response to the State of Emergency issued by the Governor.” The rule seeks “limit in-person contact while continuing to efficiently administer the CRLB statutes, rules, and regulations. This Emergency Rule shall remain in effect until such time as the State of Emergency is lifted.” For more, please see the CRLB website.
In substance, this emergency rule confirms that the CRLB remains open for business. It is accepting applications for new licenses and registrations as well as renewals of the same by mail or deposited in its new, on-site drop boxes at its office. To the extent a new or renewing applicant requires an examination or educational training, which cannot be completed during the RI State of Emergency, the applicant may apply for a temporary waiver for examination or educational training. Note that any registration or license issued with a waiver will expire 90