(1) Applications for initial licensure or renewal that disclose any of the following circumstances are nonroutine and must be reviewed and approved by the board before the license may be issued or renewed:
(a) the applicant's electrician's license was disciplined or the application for an electrician's license was denied in another state or jurisdiction;
(b) the applicant has been convicted of a felony for which the applicant is currently on probation or is otherwise under supervision;
(c) the applicant has been convicted of any of the following felonies committed within the past five years, regardless of whether the applicant is currently on probation:
(i) property crimes including, but not limited to, theft or burglary; or
(ii) crimes of violence including, but not limited to, assault or rape.
(2) For purposes of this rule, any judgment in a criminal case other than acquittal will be deemed a "conviction" for purposes of this rule, without regard to the nature of the plea or whether the applicant received a suspended or deferred sentence.