(a)  The Commission shall issue certification(s) to an individual certified in other states or legal jurisdictions if the individual:

(1)           meets or exceeds all eligibility requirements or the equivalent set forth in Rules .0402 to .0408 of this Section, with the exception of completion of approved training;

(2)           submits an Application for Reciprocity Form with the one hundred dollar ($100.00) Reciprocity Certificate fee as set forth in G.S. 90A-42(a)(6). The Application for Reciprocity Form may be found at: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/operator-certification/wastewater-operator-certification/wastewater-operator-certification- exams, and shall include the following:

(A)          the applicant's name, Social Security number, mailing address, and contact information;

(B)          the type and grade of certification sought;

(C)          the date and location of exam requested;

(D)          the type and grade of certification held in another state;

(E)           educational information;

(F)           professional schools and training completed;

(G)          employment information; and

(H)          operational experience;

(3)           provides a letter of verification from the certifying state agency that applicant is certified at the stated level and that no disciplinary actions are outstanding against the applicant; and

(4)           achieves a passing score on a Commission-administered examination of the same type and grade as that for which reciprocity certification is being requested. The requirement for completion of approved training shall be waived in the case of applicants pursuant to this Rule.

(b)  An applicant who has failed to achieve a passing score on the Commission-administered exam for the same type and grade of certification within the last two years is ineligible to apply under this Rule.

(c)  Applicants that fail to achieve a passing score on three examinations shall be required to successfully complete the approved training for that certification before becoming eligible to take the examination again.

(d)  Applicants who obtain certification by providing false information to the Commission shall be subject to disciplinary actions as set forth in Section .0800 of this Subchapter.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-40;

Eff. December 1, 2006;

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

Amended Eff. September 1, 2018.