The Certification Commission or its designee shall conduct examinations for certification in accordance with the following:

(1)           The dates, times, and places of examination shall be determined by the Certification Commission.  Announcements of the dates, times and places of examination shall be distributed to the Cooperative Extension Service office in each county.

(2)           Each applicant applying for examination shall be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination in accordance with Rule .0403(b) of this Section.

(3)           Examinations approved by the Certification Commission shall be given only to those who, after filing proper application, have been determined to be eligible.

(4)           When each applicant receives his/her examination paper, he/she shall identify themselves by way of a valid driver's license or other form of photo identification satisfactory to the proctor of the examination.

(5)           Representatives of the Certification Commission or its designee(s), who are supervising the examinations may take appropriate action against applicants, including dismissal from the examination, if the examination policies and procedures are not followed.

(6)           An examination score of 70 percent or higher shall constitute a passing score.

(7)           The applicant shall be notified, in writing only, of the score achieved on the examination by the Certification Commission or its designee.  The results of the examination shall be mailed to the address submitted with the application for examination.  If a passing score is made, such notification constitutes certification by the Certification Commission that the applicant is qualified operator of the appropriate type of animal waste management systems and shall be issued a certificate by the Certification Commission.  After each examination, a list of those certified shall be prepared and made part of the permanent records of the Certification Commission.


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.