21 NCAC 26 .0307             CONTINUING EDUCATION AS A CONDITION OF ANNUAL RENEWAL

(a)  Every licensee shall meet the continuing education requirements for professional development as a condition for license renewal.

(b)  In order for a licensee to qualify for license renewal as a landscape architect in North Carolina, the licensee shall have completed 10 contact hours of Board approved continuing education within the previous license year.  Such continuing education shall be obtained by active participation in courses, seminars, sessions, or programs approved by the Board.

(c)  To be acceptable for credit toward this requirement, all courses, seminars, webinars, sessions, or programs shall first be submitted to the CEAC.  The CEAC shall review and recommend to the Board any course, seminar, webinar, session, or program for continuing education credit to the Board that the CEAC determines meets the criteria in Rule .0308(b) through (d) of this Section.

(d)  Documentation of compliance with this Rule shall be by affidavit provided on the individual application for license renewal and available from the licensee's secure online profile.  Erroneous or false information attested to by the licensee shall be deemed as grounds for denial of license renewal and possible suspension of license or denial of consideration for future license reinstatement, at the discretion of the Board.

(e)  The Board may establish, in consultation with the CEAC, mandatory continuing education topics for a license year.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 89A-3.1(2); 89A‑5;

Eff. May 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2015; March 1, 1996.