A licensee or registrant shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements for any of the following reasons:

(1)           new licensees or registrants for the calendar year in which they become licensed or registered;

(2)           architects or registered interior designers currently licensed by or registered and in good standing with the Board (whose license or registration is not suspended or revoked) who are serving in the armed forces of the United States and who are eligible for an extension of time to file a tax return pursuant to G.S. 105-249.2 are granted a waiver of their mandatory continuing education requirements for the time period disregarded pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code 26 U.S.C. 7508;

(3)           the Board shall exempt a licensee or registrant if the Board determines that the licensee or registrant is experiencing physical disability, illness, or other extenuating circumstances that prevent the licensee or registrant from continuing education. Supporting documentation must be furnished to the Board.

(4)           licensees who receive emeritus status from the Board. In order to return to active practice, licensees shall complete continuing education requirements for each exempted year not to exceed two years.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 83A-6(a)(4); 83A-6(a)(5); 83A-11;

Eff. July 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2012; July 1, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 13, 2015;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 30, 2021;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.