15A NCAC 08G .0701      REQUIREMENTS

(a)  The holder of the certificate shall annually renew the certificate by:

(1)           Submitting payment of the required annual renewal fee by December 31 as set forth in G.S. 90A-40 and G.S. 90A-46.1.

(2)           Each operator shall provide documentation of six contact hours of Commission approved training during each year following the year of initial certification.

(b)  Certificates that are not renewed when due shall be invalid. To renew a certificate that has been invalid for less than two consecutive years, all outstanding renewal fees and penalties that have accrued since the certificate was last renewed shall be paid and all accrued continuing education requirements shall be met. To renew a certificate that has been invalid for two or more consecutive years, the operator shall be required make a passing score on an examination of the same type and grade as the former certificate. To qualify for the examination, all relevant requirements of Section .0400 of this Subchapter shall be met. Any requirements in Section .0400 of this Subchapter for Commission approved training shall have been met within the previous 12-month period.

(c)  The Commission shall send renewal notices to each certified operator, using the last known address on file for that individual, 60 days prior to the renewal date. Failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve a certified operator of the responsibility to renew the certificate by the renewal due date.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-40; 90A-42; 90A-46.1;

Eff. April 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2006;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2018.