(a)  Any individual or program sponsor shall submit a program application to the Board to request Board-approved CEU credit for a CE program.  The person designated on the Board's program application as the program's applicant shall receive all Board communication related to program submission and approval.

(b)  The applicant shall complete and submit a duly made application prior to the Board's evaluation of the program for approval.  A duly made application shall consist of responses to all information requested on the application form, the required application fee in accordance with Rule 21 NCAC 22A .0501, a copy of the published program announcement and the published time-ordered program agenda listing the exact time that each session begins and ends, which sessions are divided into parts, and scheduled breaks.

(c)  The Board shall use the initial duly made application to determine Board-approved CEU credit for the program.  The initial program applicant shall be responsible for the accuracy of the submitted information.  If a subsequent application for the same CE program is received by the Board from another applicant, the Board shall respond by providing either a copy of the Board's written notification of approval or denial of the initial application, or written notice of the status of the initial application.

(d)  A program sponsor may seek prior approval for a CE Program or submit a program application after the CE program date.  CE Program sessions shall not be advertised as "approved by the Board" until Board approval is granted.  Prior to Board approval, published announcements shall state that "sessions have been submitted for approval."

(e)  The Board will accept one program application for a series of CE Programs if:

(1)           the initial program starting date is more than 30 days after the Board receives submission of the duly made application;

(2)           identical content will be presented at each program on different dates or at different locations during the same calendar year; and

(3)           all program dates and locations are listed on the application.

(f)  The Board shall not accept a program application for a series of identical CE Programs submitted after the starting date of a program in the series pending approval.  A separate program application is required for each program that has already occurred.  Future program dates in the series may be combined on one application as set forth in Paragraph (e) of this Rule.

(g)  A licensee shall submit to the Board a signed Report of Attendance with the program application when seeking Board approval for a program after the program date.

(h)  The program sponsor shall submit to the Board a program application with a roster of licensees who attended a CE Program when seeking Board approval for a program after the program date.

(i)  The deadline to submit a program application shall be the 10th day of January following the calendar year in which the program was offered.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93D-3(c); 93D-11;

Eff. September 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.