21 NCAC 02 .0903             REQUIREMENTS

(a)  Every registrant shall obtain 12 contact hours for each calendar year.  "Contact Hour" means a minimum of 50 minutes contact.

(b)  The contact hours shall be obtained in structured educational activities intended to increase or update the architect's knowledge and competence in technical and professional architectural subjects directly related to safeguarding public health, safety and welfare("HSW").  "Structured educational activities" are activities in which at least 75 percent of an activity's content and instructional time is devoted to HSW subjects related to the practice of architecture, including courses of study or other activities under the areas identified as HSW by individuals or organizations, whether delivered by direct contact or distance learning methods.

(c)  Registrants shall not carry forward any contact hours into the subsequent period.

(d)  Registrants shall certify completion of the contact hours for the previous calendar year with annual registration renewal.

 

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

Eff. July 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2012;

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