The Certificate of Registration shall be issued as follows:

(1)           The Board shall issue a Certificate of Registration (Corp. Form 2) for the professional corporation to become effective only when the professional corporation files the articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State and if:

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

(b)           it appears to the Board that such corporation will be conducted in compliance with the law and rules.

(2)           The proposed original articles of incorporation, and the Certification of Registration, will 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 will be retained in the Board office. If the required findings cannot be 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, the corporation shall submit its written application for renewal on a form provided by the Board (Corp. Form 3), along with a check in the amount of twenty‑five dollars ($25.00) in payment of the renewal fee.


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.