21 NCAC 20 .0104             EXAMINATIONS

(a)  The comprehensive written exam required by G.S. 89B-9(a)(1), called a Level 2 examination, focuses on the practice of forestry in North Carolina and shall be offered twice annually.  There is no limit to the number of times that an applicant may attempt the examination.

(b)  For applicants not meeting the education requirements in G.S. 89B-9(a)(1), a comprehensive written exam, called the Level 1 examination is required.  The exam tests the applicants' knowledge of forestry approximating that obtained through graduation from a four-year curriculum in forestry and focuses on the practice of forestry in North Carolina.  The exam shall be offered twice annually.  There is no limit to the number of times that an applicant may attempt the examination.

(c)  The Board shall notify applicants by certified mail, return receipt requested, not less than 30 days before the examination, as to the time and place of the examination.  If the applicant fails to respond at least ten days prior to the date of the exam, it is assumed that the applicant does not plan to take the examination.  The applicant's file shall then be considered inactive and no further action shall be initiated by the Board.  The application fee shall be forfeited.

(d)  The passing grade for registration is 70 percent on any exam.  The determination by the Board as to the score on each exam shall be final.

(e)  Re-examination fees are forty dollars ($40.00) per examination.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 89B-6; 89B-9; 89B-12;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1989; February 1, 1985;

Temporary Amendment Eff. March 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2010; August 1, 2000.