(a)  If the apprentice or registered sponsor terminates the apprenticeship for any reason, the apprentice certificate shall be invalid and the apprentice shall cease to perform duties within the scope of practice for a Hearing Aid Specialist until a valid certificate is issued by the Board.

(b)  If the apprentice fails to work at least 27 hours per week for two consecutive weeks during the apprenticeship period, the registered sponsor shall terminate the apprenticeship and notify the Board as provided in Paragraph (c) of this Rule.

(c)  No later than 14 days after termination of the apprenticeship the following shall occur:

(1)           the apprentice and registered sponsor shall return all copies of the apprentice certificate to the office of the Board;

(2)           the registered sponsor shall notify the Board in writing of the termination of the apprenticeship; and

(3)           the registered sponsor and apprentice shall submit a Report of Apprenticeship Experience in accordance with Rule .0305 of this Subchapter.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93D-1.1; 93D-3(c); 93D-5; 93D-9;

Eff. April 1, 2014;

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