3-1-1503. Exception -- temporary certificate. (1) Section 3-1-1502 does not apply to a judge who has received a temporary certificate issued by the commission as provided for in subsection (2).
(2) The commission may issue a temporary certificate enabling a judge to assume the functions of the office pending completion of a course as required by 3-1-1502. The temporary certificate must be in a form and subject to the terms and conditions prescribed by the commission.
(3) The commission may issue a temporary certificate only if:
(a) the judge is appointed or elected after the course is offered; or
(b) the commission grants an excuse because of a personal illness, a death in the family, or other good cause.
(4) The appointing authority for an appointed judge shall notify the commission of the person appointed, and the person appointed must be certified as provided in 3-1-1502 or this section prior to assuming office.