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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Manufactured Housing Installation Program; Installer Training and Certification

[49 Pa.B. 5217]
[Saturday, September 7, 2019]

 Under 12 Pa. Code § 149.4(a)(4) (relating to installer training and certification), the Department of Community and Economic Development (Department) has modified the installation program regarding the training and certification of manufactured home installers.

 Beginning October 1, 2019, the Department will no longer be providing training and certification of manufactured home installers and will begin to transition to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Manufactured Home Installer License (as provided under 24 CFR Part 3286 (relating to Manufactured Home Installation Program)) as a requirement for persons wishing to install manufactured housing in this Commonwealth.

 Currently issued Pennsylvania Manufactured Home Installers Certifications will remain in effect until the expiration date indicated on the certificate.

 To be eligible to apply for the HUD installers license, installers must complete a HUD approved 12-hour training course. Visit the SEBA Professional Services web site for the approved curricula and other informa- tion regarding the HUD installers license at https://manufacturedhousinginstallation.com/.

 In addition to the available courses online, traditional classroom style courses are being scheduled in the following counties in this Commonwealth: Clarion, Cumberland or Dauphin, Lehigh and Lycoming. Once these courses have been scheduled, the Department will publish these courses on their web site at https://dced.pa.gov/housing-and-development/manufactured-housing/.

 The Pennsylvania Certificate of Compliance (DCED-HS-003 Form) will continue to be required for the installation of all manufactured homes until October 1, 2020. Effective October 1, 2020, the Pennsylvania Certificate of Compliance will be limited to signify the proper installation of relocated manufactured homes. Likewise, effective October 1, 2020, manufactured home installers will be required to complete the HUD Form 309 for the installation of new manufactured homes.

 Manufactured home retailers selling new homes for installation in this Commonwealth must comply with the HUD manufactured home reporting requirements on October 1, 2020.

 Retailers and installers should refer to the HUD Installation Program Regulations, 24 CFR Part 3286, at https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=a2c5655a37054c584f7dd6a0ed240fb8&node=pt24.5.3286&rgn=div5.

 Effective October 1, 2019, code officials in this Commonwealth who inspect manufactured home installations may accept Pennsylvania Certificates of Compliance submitted by persons holding either a current HUD issued installers license or a Pennsylvania installers certification. The Department will continue to provide training to local code officials. New manufactured homes will continue to be installed in accordance with the approved manufacturer's installation designs and the Department guidelines remain in effect for relocated manufactured homes.

 Program inquiries should be directed to Michael Moglia, Housing Standards Division, Office of Community Enhancement, Department of Community and Economic Development, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 4th Floor, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 720-7416, mmoglia@pa.gov.

DENNIS M. DAVIN, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1366. Filed for public inspection September 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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