(a)  Renewal application shall be made by an instructor every two years.  All licenses expire on the school's anniversary date, and no instructor is permitted to operate with an expired license. However, applications for renewal may be accepted for up to 30 days from the date of expiration.  Any license expired for more than 30 days shall be deemed permanently lapsed; and renewal of such license must be by the same process as required for an entirely new license, with all forms and certifications being required.

(b)  At least once every four years, an instructor must take the two-semester-hour college credit course required for the original license; provided, however, that an equivalent number of hours (64) may be substituted for this course in the following manner:

(1)           16 hours (four for each full year of the four years) for active and continuing teaching of driver education;

(2)           48 or more hours for attendance at teacher training workshops and short courses, professional driver training meetings and conferences in the field of driver education which have been approved in advance by the School Bus and Traffic Safety Section.  Approval is to be given in the following manner:

(A)          re-Course (submit for approval):

(i)            name and address of agency sponsoring the workshop, course or conference;

(ii)           title, dates, and location of the workshop, course, or conference;

(iii)          brief description of the workshop, course, or conference, including the number of hours;

(B)          Post-Course (submit for approval and credit):

(i)            proof of attendance, number of contact hours actually attended, and passing grade (if applicable);

(ii)           brief evaluation of the workshop, course, or conference.

(c)  An accredited driver education teacher with a current certificate based on the requirements of the Department of Public Instruction is exempted from the requirements of Paragraph (b) of this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-322; 20-323; 20-324; 20-325;

Eff. July 2, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999; July 1, 1994; May 1, 1987; June 1, 1982.