(a)  Passing Grades. A candidate shall pass all sections of the examination with a grade of 75 or higher on each section.

(b)  Military Service. A candidate who is on active military service shall not have the time on active military service counted against Subparagraph (c)(1) of this Rule unless the candidate applies to take the examination during the active military service, in which case each month a candidate sits shall be counted toward Subparagraph (c)(1) of this Rule.

(c)  A candidate is subject to the following conditioning requirements:

(1)           a candidate shall obtain a passing grade on all sections of the examination within an 18-month period;

(2)           a candidate may sit for any section of the examination individually;

(3)           a candidate may sit for each section of the examination up to four times during a one-year period but not more than one time in a three-month testing window as defined by the examination vendors(s); and

(4)           credit awarded by the Board for passage of a section of the examination is valid for an 18-month period beginning on the date the section is taken.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93-12(3); 93-12(5);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2011; January 1, 2006; January 1, 2004; August 1, 1998; April 1, 1994; April 1, 1991; March 1, 1990;

Readopted Eff. February 1, 2016.