(1) Claims examiners must be certified by the department upon the following:
(a) completion of the application form provided by the department;
(b) meeting the minimum qualifications for certification in (2);
(c) payment of the required fees; and
(d) satisfactory completion of an examination.
(2) To meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant for certification shall be:
(a) at least 18 years of age; and
(b) have a high school diploma or equivalent certificate.
(3) Certification is for a two-year period. The certification date is the date of the successfully completed examination.