15A NCAC 08G .0701      REQUIREMENTS

(a)  In order to maintain a valid certificate, the certificate must be renewed annually by:

(1)           Submitting payment of the appropriate required annual renewal fee, as set forth in G.S. 90A-42, by the end of the effective year; and

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

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

(c)  Renewal notices shall be mailed to each certified operator, at the last known address for the operator on file with the Commission, 60 calendar days prior to the renewal due 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-44; 90A-46.1;

Eff. April 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2006.