(1) Any action of the certification committee concerning certification denial or revocation may be appealed to the department.
(a) The notice of appeal shall be directed to the director of the department.
(b) The appeal shall be in writing and shall set forth the nature of the grievance and arguments supporting the grievance and actions desired. The appealing party may also present oral argument.
(c) The appealing party shall be notified in writing 10 days prior to the hearing. The written notice shall contain the date, time and location of the hearing.
(2) All findings of the department director or designee are binding on the certification committee.