The Certificate of Registration shall be issued as follows:

(1)           The Board shall issue a certificate of registration for the professional corporation to become effective only after the professional corporation files the articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State and if:

(a)           no disciplinary action is pending before the Board against any of the licensed incorporators or individuals who will be directors, officers, or shareholders of such corporation; and

(b)           such corporation will be conducted in compliance with the Professional Corporations Act and the rules in this Subchapter.

(2)           The proposed original articles of incorporation and the certificate of registration, shall be returned to the incorporators for filing with the Secretary of State. A copy of the articles of incorporation and a copy of the certificate of registration shall be retained in the Board office. If the required findings are not made, the registration fee shall be refunded to the incorporators.

(3)           The initial certificate of registration shall remain in effect until December 31 of the year in which it was issued, unless suspended or terminated as provided by law. The certificate of registration shall be renewed annually thereafter.

(4)           At least 20 days prior to the date of expiration of the certificate of registration, the professional corporation shall submit its written application for renewal on a form provided by the Board, along with a renewal fee in the maximum allowable amount set forth in G.S. 55B-10.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 55B‑12; 90‑171.20(6); 90-171.23;

Eff. April 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2008;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2019.