21 NCAC 26 .0309             EXemptions

(a)  A registrant shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements for any of the following reasons:

(1)           New registrants by way of examination or comity for the current registration year.

(2)           A licensee serving on temporary active duty in the armed forces of the United States for a period of time exceeding 90 consecutive days in a year or as provided by G.S. 93B-15(b), whichever is greater.

(3)           A licensee experiencing physical disability or illness if supporting documentation is approved by the Board.  Such documentation shall be in the form of a sworn statement by the registrant, a statement from a physician, or medical records which show that the disability or illness, prevented registrant's participation in a course that the registrant had enrolled, or prevented registrant's participation in the continuing education program for at least 90 consecutive days in a year.

(4)           A licensee with emeritus status from the Board. 

(b)  In order to return to active practice, registrants who have received an exemption shall complete continuing education requirements for each exempted year, not to exceed two years.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 89A-3.1(6); 89A-5; 93B-15;

Eff. March 1, 2015.