It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a laboratory in this state for conducting soil and plant analysis for others unless such laboratory is registered with the department. Application for registration shall be made to the director upon forms furnished by him or her for that purpose. On each initial or renewal application for registration, the director may cause the laboratory facilities, methods, procedures, and equipment to be inspected and shall review the qualifications of personnel. Each application shall specify the types of analysis to be conducted and the names of the analytical methods used. All registrations shall be personal to the holder thereof and shall be nontransferable. Registrations shall expire on June 30 of each year. Each initial and renewal application for registration shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred dollars.