SECTION .0600 - CERTIFICATION RENEWAL
15a NCAC 27 .0601 CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATIONS
(a) Certification issued pursuant to this Rule shall not be transferable and shall expire on June 30 of each year. A certification may be renewed without examination for ensuing years by making application to the Commission, obtaining any required continuing education units, and paying the renewal fee no later than the expiration date of the certification. Receipt by the Commission of all required documentation and appropriate fee(s) shall extend the validity of the current certification until a new certification is received or the applicant is notified by the Commission that formal administrative action has been taken to suspend, revoke or deny renewal of the certification.
(b) A well contractor serving on temporary active duty in the uniformed services of the United States for a period of time exceeding 80 consecutive days in a certification period, shall be granted an extension of time for which to submit renewal fee with proof of orders, within 30 days of completion of orders.
(c) If a certification is not renewed by June 30, or by the extension of time granted in (b), the certification is expired. The contractor is not to engage in well contractor activities, and is subject to disciplinary action and civil penalties for any violation of the certification requirement. Certification may be regained during this time by making application to the Commission, submitting documentation for any required continuing education units, and paying the renewal fee no later than 30 days from expiration or renewal extension date of the certification.
(d) If a certification is not renewed within 30 days from the June 30 or renewal extension expiration of the certification in accordance with G.S. 87-98.7(b) and G.S. 87-98.9, the certification shall become void and may be renewed only in accordance with the requirements of G.S. 87-98.7(b).
(e) No application for a renewal shall be granted if the applicant's certification is suspended until the period for such suspension has expired.
(f) No application for a renewal shall be granted until a photograph of the applicant is obtained by a representative of the Commission for use on the applicant's wallet card.
(g) Individuals certified under this program shall notify the Commission within 30 days in writing regarding any change of their personal or professional contact information.
(h) The Commission shall notify the well contractor of nonpayment of the annual renewal fee in accordance with G.S. 87-98.9. Notice shall be attempted by certified mail or personal service.
History Note: Authority G.S. 87-98.6; 87-98.7(b); 143B-301.11;
Temporary Adoption Eff. December 15, 1998;
Eff. August 1, 2000;
Amended Eff. May 1, 2011;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.