33-17-503. Application -- residency -- fee -- expiration. (1) Before a consultant license is issued or renewed, the prospective licensee shall:
(a) properly file with the office of the commissioner a written application in a form approved by the commissioner; and
(b) pay a fee pursuant to 33-2-708, which the commissioner shall forward to the state treasurer to be deposited in the state special revenue fund to the credit of the state auditor's office.
(2) To be licensed as a consultant, the prospective licensee:
(a) must be an individual 18 years of age or older; and
(b) (i) must be a resident of Montana or a resident of another state that permits residents of Montana regularly to act as consultants in the other state; or
(ii) if not a resident of this state, shall designate a home state in which the consultant does not maintain a place of business or residence if:
(A) the consultant's principal state of business or residence does not offer consultant licensure; and
(B) the consultant qualifies for the license as if the consultant were a resident of the designated home state.
(3) A consultant license continues in force until lapsed, suspended, revoked, or terminated.