An applicant for registration shall:

(1)           be at least 18 years of age;

(2)           be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien;

(3)           be of good moral character and temperate habits. Any of the following within the last five years shall be prima facie evidence that the applicant does not have good moral character or temperate habits: conviction by any local, state, federal, or military court of any crime involving the illegal use, carrying, or possession of a firearm; conviction of any crime involving the illegal use, possession, sale, manufacture, distribution, or transportation of a controlled substance, drug, narcotic, or alcoholic beverage, conviction of a crime involving felonious assault or an act of violence; conviction of a crime involving unlawful breaking and/or entering, burglary, or larceny, or a history of addiction to alcohol or a narcotic drug. For the purposes of this Rule, "conviction" means and includes the entry of a plea of guilty, plea of no contest, or a verdict rendered in open court by a judge or jury;

(4)           not have been judicially declared incompetent or not have been involuntarily committed to an institution for treatment of mental illness. When an individual has been treated and found to have been restored, the Board will consider this evidence and determine whether the applicant meets the requirements of this Rule; and

(5)           not have had a revocation of a registration.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 74C-5; 74C-12(a)(19);

Eff. June 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1988; December 1, 1985;

Transferred and Recodified from 12 NCAC 07D .0703 Eff. July 1, 2015;

Readopted Eff. August 1, 2020;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2021.