(1) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, the department, with the recommendation of the appropriate board if applicable, or the Water Well Standards and Contractors' Licensing Board as provided in section 38-151, shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to establish and collect the fees for the following credentials:
(a) Initial credentials, which include, but are not limited to:
(i) Licensure, certification, or registration;
(ii) Add-on or specialty credentials;
(iii) Temporary, provisional, or training credentials; and
(iv) Supervisory or collaborative relationship credentials;
(b) Applications to renew licenses, certifications, and registrations;
(c) Approval of continuing education courses and other methods of continuing competency; and
(d) Inspections and reinspections.
(2) When a credential will expire within one hundred eighty days after its initial issuance date or its reinstatement date and the initial credentialing or renewal fee is twenty-five dollars or more, the department shall collect twenty-five dollars or one-fourth of the initial credentialing or renewal fee, whichever is greater, for the initial or reinstated credential. The initial or reinstated credential shall be valid until the next subsequent renewal date.
(3) All fees for initial credentials under the Uniform Credentialing Act for low-income individuals, military families, and young workers shall be waived except the actual cost of the fingerprinting and criminal background check for an initial license under section 38-131.