21 NCAC 22A .0503 SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND FEES
(a) Each applicant for a license shall submit an electronic application for licensure and exam registration located on the Board's website, www.nchalb.org, each time the applicant applies to take any portion of the exam. The application shall be considered a duly made application upon submission and receipt of the following:
(1) for an out of state applicant: F4 form, F4 affidavit, audiometer calibration, passport style photograph, background check, F6 affidavit, F7 form, ILE score transfer letter from IHS (if applicable), and necessary fees.
(2) for an apprentice: F4 form, F4 affidavit, audiometer calibration, passport style photograph, background check, and necessary fees.
(3) for a military trained applicant: F10 form, F4 affidavit, audiometer calibration, passport style photograph, background check, proof of military training, ILE score transfer letter from IHS (if applicable), and necessary fees.
(4) for a military spouse applicant: F10 form, F4 affidavit, audiometer calibration, passport style photograph, background check, F6 affidavit, F7 form, ILE score transfer letter from IHS (if applicable), and necessary fees.
(b) The Board shall accept a digital image of a signed affidavit or other document required as part of an application as the original when submitted electronically in conjunction with the electronic application.
(c) If an applicant submits an incomplete application, the Board office shall notify the applicant of the documents or any material otherwise needed in order for the application to be considered a duly made application. The application shall be classified as "abandoned by the applicant" if a duly made application is not submitted to and received by the Board office by the exam registration deadline. The Board shall not apply any fee paid or document submitted for the abandoned application to any other application. It is the responsibility of the applicant and the sponsor, if any, to ensure that all supplemental documents requested in the application are submitted by the exam registration deadline. This Rule shall not extend an application deadline set forth in any other rule of this Chapter.
(d) The exam registration deadline shall be 45 days prior to the examination date. An applicant may be denied admission to an exam if an application is submitted after the registration deadline, based on proximity to examination date, availability of space in the examination, and the applicant or the applicant's sponsor's past history of compliance with the Board's rules. An applicant denied admission to an examination due to late registration shall be registered for the next scheduled examination, if otherwise eligible.
(e) Part D will be the ILE as administered by the IHS. For applicants registering to take Part D of the Board's licensing exam, the applicant will receive electronic notification from the IHS with further instructions on how to register for Part D of the exam, and instructions on how to pay the ILE examination fee. The ILE examination fee shall be paid directly to the IHS.
(f) An applicant shall submit a new application for license and exam registration and pay the fees set forth in 21 NCAC 22A .0501 each time the applicant registers for Parts A, B, C, and D of the licensing exam. However, the Board shall waive the application for license fee and the exam registration fee but not the ILE examination fee for any applicant that is only taking Part D.
(g) All applicants shall reapply for a license by examination within the time prescribed in Paragraph (d) of this Rule each time they take and fail to pass the licensing examination.
(h) The Board shall deny a late duly made application, except as set forth in Paragraph (d) of this Rule.
(i) In computing the time stated in the rules of this Chapter, the day of the act or event shall not be included. The last day of the period shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday.
History Note: Authority G.S. 25-3-506; 93D-3(c); 93D-5; 93D-9;
Eff. April 23, 1976;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2012; February 1, 1996; January 1, 1992; May 1, 1988;
Recodified from 21 NCAC 22F .0103 Eff. May 1, 2013;
Amended Eff. December 1, 2014; September 1, 2013;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016;
Amended Eff. March 1, 2018.