21 NCAC 14R .0101 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
21 NCAC 14R .0102 APPLICATION CRITERIA AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE APPROVAL
21 NCAC 14R .0103 CRITERIA FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
21 NCAC 14R .0104 LICENSE RENEWAL PROCEDURES
History Note: Authority G.S. 88B-4; 88B-21(e);
Eff. May 1, 2004;
Amended Eff. February 1, 2011; January 1, 2011; July 1, 2010; December 1, 2008; May 1, 2007; January 1, 2006; December 1, 2004;
Repealed Eff. September 1, 2012.
(a) This Rule pertains to all cosmetic art licensees. Each licensee wishing to maintain his or her license shall obtain continuing education during each licensing period. The licensee shall maintain records of attendance at a continuing education course including the following information:
(1) Course title and description;
(2) Date conducted;
(3) Address of location where the course was conducted; and
(4) Continuing education hours earned.
(b) Each licensee must ensure at least 50 percent of the subject matter in a course broadens the licensee's knowledge of the cosmetic arts profession in which he or she is licensed.
(c) Each cosmetic art teacher must ensure at least 50 percent of the subject matter in a course taken for the purpose of license renewal relates to teacher training techniques and enhances the ability to communicate.
(d) Continuing education courses shall be approved by the board providing the courses meet the requirements above.
(e) The Board or an agent of the Board may conduct audits of the licensee's continuing education at any time. Upon the Board's request each licensee shall provide completed records to the Board to support the last affirmation given pursuant to Subparagraph (j)(3) of this Rule. Records must be maintained until the end of the next renewal cycle after the affirmation for audit purposes.
(f) Continuing education courses completed prior to an individual's being licensed by the Board shall not qualify for continuing education credit.
(g) Apprentices do not need to earn continuing education for license renewal.
(h) Licensees are exempt from the eight hours of continuing education requirement until the licensing period commencing after their initial licensure.
(i) After completion of the continuing education requirements for any licensing cycle the licensee shall forward to the Board the following:
(1) the license renewal application;
(2) the license renewal fee; and
(3) A date and signature affirming the following pledge: "I hereby certify that I have obtained all continuing education hours required in accordance with the G.S. 88B-21 and board rules and regulations. I am aware that 1) false or dishonest misleading information may be grounds for disciplinary action against my license; and further that 2) false statements are punishable by law."
(j) Failure to produce documents or file a response to a request for audit from the Board within 30 days of the request shall result in a civil penalty to the licensee in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
(k) The presentation of fraudulent continuing education documentation to the Board by a licensee shall result in a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
(l) Licensees in inactive status may reactivate licensure by taking no fewer than eight hours of continuing education per year of inactivity up to 24 total hours.
History Note: Authority G.S. 88B-2; 88B-4; 88B-21; 88B-24; 88B-29;
Eff. April 1, 2012;
Amended Eff. March 1, 2013.