21 NCAC 10 .0205             RENEWAL OF LICENSE

(a)  General. The renewal, cancellation, and restoration of a license are governed by G.S. 90-155.

(b)  License Renewal Form. On or about December 1st each year, the Board shall mail to each licentiate, at the licentiate's current office address on file, an individualized license renewal form for the ensuing year. A secure electronic version of the form shall also be available at www.ncchiroboard.com. A licentiate desiring license renewal shall note on the form any changes in name, address, specialty, employment circumstances, and history of criminal convictions. The licentiate shall also note continuing education obtained as set forth in Paragraph (c) of this Rule. The licentiate shall submit the completed form and the renewal fee prescribed in Paragraph (d) of this Rule to the Board before the deadline imposed by G.S. 90-155.

(c)  Continuing Education. The license renewal form issued by the Board shall recite the cumulative hours of continuing education reported to the Board and credited to the individual licentiate for the current year. If the licentiate wishes to receive credit for continuing education obtained but not reported to the Board, the licentiate shall note on the license renewal form the name, date, sponsor, and duration of any unreported educational session. The Board shall not award credit for the session until the sponsor confirms the licentiate's attendance or participation. The licentiate shall also note on the license renewal form any professional development continuing education for which the licentiate seeks credit pursuant to 21 NCAC 10 .0210(d).  As used in G.S. 90-155, one "day" of continuing education shall be defined as nine hours. Any licentiate seeking a hardship waiver of the continuing education requirement shall make. written application to the Board explaining the nature and circumstances of the hardship. Upon the applicant's showing that timely compliance with the continuing education requirement poses an undue hardship, the Board, in its discretion, may waive the requirement in whole or part or grant an extension of time within which to comply. "Undue hardship" includes protracted medical illness, natural disaster, or extended absence from the United States.

(d)  Renewal Fee. A renewal fee in the maximum amount allowed by G.S. 90-155 shall be paid by each licentiate applying for renewal.

(e)  Restoration of Cancelled License: Evidence of Proficiency. In order to provide evidence of proficiency, any former licentiate whose license has been cancelled due to non-compliance with G.S. 90-155 shall be re-examined and shall pay the application fee prescribed in 21 NCAC 10 .0202(d) to cover the cost of re-examination. Payment of the application fee shall not constitute payment of the statutory reinstatement fee.

(f)  Military Hardship.  A licentiate who is serving in the armed forces of the United States and to whom G.S. 93B-15(a) grants an extension of time to pay a renewal fee shall also be granted an identical extension of time to complete the continuing education required for license renewal.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-142; 90-155; 93B-15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. January 27, 1978;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1983; October 17, 1980;

Legislative Objection Lodged Eff. January 31, 1983;

Curative Amended Eff. February 18, 1983;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2015; July 1, 2011; January 4, 1993; December 1, 1988.