10A NCAC 41C .0905       ACCREDITATION OF TRAINING PROVIDERS

(a)  To become accredited, training providers shall meet the following requirements:

(1)           Submit a completed application on a form provided by the Program including:

(A)          the name, address including city, state and zip code, and telephone number of the training provider;

(B)          a statement that all courses taught in North Carolina for certification will comply with all of the requirements of  the rules in this Section;

(C)          a statement that the training provider is responsible for maintaining the validity and integrity of the hands-on skills assessment to ensure that it accurately evaluates the trainees' performance of the work practices and procedures associated with the course topics;

(D)          a statement that the training provider is responsible for maintaining the validity and integrity of the course examination to ensure that it accurately evaluates the trainees' knowledge and retention of the course topics;

(E)           documentation for the training manager, pursuant to Rule .0904 of this Section; and

(F)           the original signature, title, and printed name of an official of the training provider.

(2)           Training Providers accredited by US EPA or by a state with a US EPA authorized program shall submit documentation of their accreditation to the Program.

(b)  In accordance with G.S. 130A-23, the Program may suspend, revoke, or deny accreditation of a training provider for any violation of G.S. 130A, Article 19B or the rules of this Section and shall revoke accreditation upon revocation of accreditation by the US EPA or by any state with a US EPA authorized accreditation program.  A training provider whose course accreditation has been revoked by the Program is not eligible for accreditation for a period of 12 months from the date of revocation.  The Program shall also revoke a training provider's accreditation upon a finding that the training course provider has falsified training documents or issued one or more certificates to an individual who did not actually attend the course, complete the hands-on exercises, and pass the examination.  When accreditation is revoked for falsification of documents or improper issuance of certificates, the training course provider shall not be eligible for reaccreditation for a period of 36 months from the date of revocation.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-453.26; 130A-453.31; 130A-23;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2010;

Eff. November 1, 2010.