(a)  An application being filed for examination shall be postmarked by the United States Postal Service at least 30 days prior to the date upon which the examination is scheduled to be administered and the appropriate fee must accompany the application.

(b)  Upon receipt of the application by the Certification Commission, the application will be reviewed by the designee(s) of the Certification Commission for eligibility to take the examination.  The applicant will be notified by letter, which will serve as the receipt for the examination fee, of his/her eligibility and will be advised of the date, time and place of the examination.  In cases where the applicant is ineligible for examination, the applicant will also be notified by letter and advised of the reason for ineligibility.  The examination fee will be refunded in the event that the applicant is determined to be ineligible for the examination.  Upon notification of ineligibility, the applicant may request a hearing to be heard by the Certification Commission at the next regularly scheduled meeting, relative to the ineligibility.  Such requests must be in writing and shall be submitted postmarked at least 30 days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting.  Any applicant who intentionally supplies false information on the application for certification for the purpose of gaining eligibility, will be ineligible for the examination and will forfeit the examination fee.  Applicants who have intentionally supplied false information and who have been determined to be ineligible who wish to reapply for certification shall follow the procedure set forth in Rule .0407(d) of this Section.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-39; 90A-47; 143B-300;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 7, 1997;

Eff. August 1, 1998;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 26, 2015.