subchapter 06y continuing education

 

21 NCAC 06y .0101 CONTINUINg EDUCATION requirements, LICENSE RENEWAL, reinstatement and REACTIVATION

(a) The following are requirements for the Board to approve renewals for electrologist or laser hair practitioners:

(1) Each electrologist licensed in this State shall complete 10 CEUs as defined in 21 NCAC 06V .0102 per license effective period as a requirement for renewal of the electrology license. Electrologists with 30 or more years of practice without interruption in licensure shall complete 10 CEUs every five years. The first five-year period shall be measured from the issuance date of the license in year 30, and subsequent periods shall be measured from the issuance date in each fifth year thereafter.

(2) A laser hair practitioner licensed in this State shall complete 10 CEUs per license effective period as a requirement for renewal of the laser hair practitioner license.

(3) An electrologist or laser hair practitioner who has been placed on the inactive list by the Board as set forth in G.S. 88A-14 for fewer than five years and desires to return to active status shall present certification of completion of 10 CEUs within the 12 months preceding the reactivation application in satisfaction of the competency requirement of G.S. 88A-14.

(4) An electrologist or laser hair practitioner whose license has been expired for 90 days or more but less than five years shall present certification of completion of 10 CEUs for each license effective period or part of a license effective period that has elapsed since the electrologist's or laser hair practitioner's license was last current, in satisfaction of the competency requirement of G.S. 88A‑12. At least 10 of the CEUs offered in satisfaction of a competency requirement shall have been completed within the 12 months immediately preceding the application for reinstatement.

(5) Not more than 10 CEUs may be carried over to the next license effective period. CEUs earned through home study shall only be carried over to the next license effective period if the following occur:

(A) The education provider records the full name and license number of the attendee;

(B) There is both a host and a monitor administering the education, where the monitor verifies that attendees are present during the presentation;

(C) The attendee has a camera on at all times so that the monitor can verify that the attendee is participating in the presentation;

(D) The education provider records the time the attendee was present during the education; and

(E) The education provider submits verification of the licensee's attendance at the presentation within 30 days of the event to the address in 21 NCAC 06A .0102.

(6) Licensees shall not receive credit from the Board for more than 10 CEUs of home study for continuing education in each license effective period.

(7) In the initial year of licensure, new licensees who take a licensing examination after the sixth month of the calendar year shall not be required to obtain CEUs until the following renewal year.

(8) Over any two sequential license effective periods, the Board shall give credit for no more than five CEUs in the area of business management.

(9) New licensees shall be required to pay for inspections for the upcoming year.

(10) An initial license shall not be issued until an initial inspection has been completed on the practicing office.

(b) The following are requirements for the Board to approve renewals for instructors:

(1) An instructor whose certification has been placed on the inactive list for more than 90 days and fewer than three years shall present certification of completion of 10 CEUs within the 12 months immediately preceding the application for reactivation of certification.

(2) An instructor whose certification has been expired for more than 90 days, but less than three years shall present certification of completion of 10 CEUs for each license effective period or part of a license effective period that has elapsed since the instructor's license was last current. At least 10 of the CEUs offered in satisfaction of a competency requirement shall have been completed within the 12 months immediately preceding the application for reinstatement of certification.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑12; 88A‑13; 88A‑18;

Eff. March 1, 1995;

Amendment Eff. October 1, 2015; December 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2022;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0701 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06y .0102 BOARD APPROVAL OF COURSES

(a) The Board shall approve a program or course if it is:

(1) in any subject required by 21 NCAC 06X .0101; and

(2) offered by one of the following entities:

(A) a college or university authorized to grant degrees in this State;

(B) a national professional electrolysis or laser hair practice association;

(C) a school or Continuing Education (CE) provider certified by the Board;

(D) American Society of Laser Medicine (ASLM);

(E) American Academy of Dermatology (AAD); or

(F) an entity providing a program of Certified Medical Education (CME).

(b) The applicant or entity offering the program or course shall provide the Board with the information listed in Paragraph (c) of this Rule and shall certify to the Board the names of all electrologists licensed by the Board who attended the program or course and their actual hours of attendance.

(c) The Board shall not approve a program or course without the following information:

(1) Title, location, and date of the course or courses;

(2) Sponsoring entity;

(3) Course objective and outline of each course's content;

(4) Hours of study for each course topic; and

(5) Name, education, and background of each instructor.

(d) An electrologist or laser hair practitioner seeking credit for a program or course offered by an entity not listed in Paragraph (a) of this Rule may request that the Board approve the course by submitting the application for approval of continuing education as set forth in Rule .0105 of this Section.

(e) The Board shall approve a program or course if requested pursuant to Paragraph (d) of this Rule upon finding that it meets the requirements of G.S. 88A‑13. When making this finding, the Board shall consider the criteria set forth in The Continuing Education Unit Criteria and Guidelines, current edition, as adopted by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) in conjunction with the American Standards National Institute (ANSI) and incorporated herein by reference including subsequent amendments or editions. Copies of The Continuing Education Unit Criteria and Guidelines, current edition, may be obtained for four hundred ninety-five dollars ($495.00) at http://www.IACET.org.

(f) The Board shall notify the electrologist by first-class mail of the Board's findings and decision regarding the request made pursuant to Paragraph (d) of this Rule.

(g) A change in subject matter, length, or instructor of a course requires reapproval by the Board.

(h) The entity offering the program or course shall either provide to the electrologist or directly to the Board certification of the electrologist's actual hours of attendance after the program or course is complete.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-6; 88A-12; 88A-13; 88A-18;

Eff. March 1, 1995;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2015; December 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2022;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0702 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06Y .0103 COMPUTATION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

(a) To obtain credit as a contact hour of continuing education, the learning experience scheduled for an hour shall occupy at least 50 minutes of the hour.

(b) An electrologist may fulfill the continuing education requirements of Rule .0101 of this Section by completing more than one course if the total equals 10 or more CEUs.

(c) One semester credit hour at a university or college in a course that would enhance the practice of electrology or laser hair practice, such as a course in the endocrine system, shall be equivalent to 10 CEUs. A course may be audited or taken for credit.

(d) An electrologist who teaches in a program or course approved by the Board may obtain CEU credit at the rate of four contact hours for each contact hour of teaching.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-6; 88A-12; 88A-13; 88A-18;

Eff. March 1, 1995;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2022;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0703 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06Y .0104 TIME LIMITS ON CREDIT

An electrologist or laser hair practitioner applying for reinstatement under 21 NCAC 06U .0103(b) and presenting CEUs in satisfaction of competency requirements may receive credit for any CEUs taken during the time the applicant's license was expired, subject to the requirements of Rule .0101 of this Section.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-6; 88A-12; 88A-13; 88A-18;

Eff. March 1, 1995;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2022;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0704 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06y .0105 APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

(a) An application for approval of continuing education as set forth in Rule .0102(d) of this Section shall include the following in his or her application:

(1) the application date;

(2) the sponsoring entity offering the continuing education;

(3) the name of the speakers or presenters;

(4) the title of the course;

(5) the location of the course;

(6) the date of the course;

(7) the number of hours of study;

(8) the course objectives and a summary of the course content;

(9) the educational or professional background of the speakers or presenters, or a copy of the curricula vitae of the speakers or presenters; and

(10) a summary of the learning outcomes of the course.

(b) An applicant shall submit the form to the address in 21 NCAC 06A .0102 at least two months before the course-registration date.

(c) Any change in subject matter, length, or instructor of a course shall require a new application.

(d) The application form is available at the website address listed in 21 NCAC 06A .0102.

(e) The application form shall be submitted as a fillable PDF and shall not be submitted as a handwritten form.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-6; 88A-13;

Eff. November 1, 2022;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0705 Eff. January 1, 2023.

 

21 NCAC 06Y .0106 WAIVER

The Board may waive any rule in this Chapter that is not statutorily required if a licensee, or applicant for license or certification, submits a written request to the address in 21 NCAC 06A .0102. Factors the Board shall use in determining whether to grant the waiver are:

(1) degree of disruption to the Board;

(2) cost to the Board;

(3) degree of benefit to the public;

(4) whether the requesting party had control over the circumstances that required the requested waiver;

(5) notice to and opposition by the public, provided that this notice does not conflict with laws that would prohibit disclosure of information, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or the North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act;

(6) need for the waiver; and

(7) previous requests for waivers submitted from the requesting party.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-6; 150B-19(6);

Eff. November 1, 2022;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 19 .0706 Eff. January 1, 2023.