11 NCAC 08 .0735             TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE

(a)  A temporary certificate shall be issued without examination or additional application to any code enforcement official (CEO) who currently possesses a probationary certificate that expires between March 12, 2020 and August 31, 2021. The application the CEO initially submitted to obtain the probationary certificate shall provide the basis for issuing the temporary certificate.

(b)  A temporary certificate shall authorize the CEO, during the effective period of the certificate, to hold the position of the type, level, and location that corresponds to the probationary certificate the applicant previously received. The certificate shall specify the type and level of code enforcement in which the CEO may engage and may be conditioned upon his or her having supervision from an official with the specified certification or qualifications included on the CEO's probationary certificate application.

(c)  The temporary certificate shall be effective for the period of March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2021 and shall not be renewed. During this period of time, the official shall complete the requirements set forth in 11 NCAC 08 .0706 to qualify for the appropriate standard certificate.

(d)  A CEO who is issued a temporary certificate that the CEO no longer needs or wants shall return the temporary certificate, within 30 days, to the Engineering and Codes Division of Department of Insurance for cancellation.

(e)  A temporary certificate shall remain valid only so long as the person certified is employed by the State or a local government as a code enforcement official of the type and level indicated on the certificate. If the person certified leaves such employment for any reason, he or she shall return the certificate to the Board.

(f)  A CEO with only a temporary certificate and no standard or limited certificate is not required to complete any continuing education courses.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-151.12; 143-151.13;

Emergency Adoption Eff. April 20, 2020;

Temporary Adoption Eff. July 1, 2020;

Emergency Adoption Eff. February 25, 2021;

Temporary Adoption Eff. April 23, 2021.