21 NCAC 53 .0310             Foreign Degree Applicants

(a)  Applicants applying for licensure on the basis of a foreign degree shall provide documentation, in addition to all other documents required for licensure, that establishes the following:

(1)           the existence of the degree granting institution;

(2)           the authenticity of the degree, transcripts, and any supporting documents;

(3)           the equivalence of the degree in terms of level of training, content of curriculum, and course credits; and

(4)           the equivalence of any post-graduate supervised experience obtained in the foreign country.

(b)  Documentation shall be in the form of a course-by-course evaluation of credentials submitted directly to the Board from an evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services, Inc. (www.naces.org).

(c)  Except as described in Paragraph (b) of this Rule, only official documents shall be submitted in support of the application and shall be received directly from the institution or individual involved.

(d)  When an official document is not available directly from the institution or individual involved, an original document possessed by the applicant may be reviewed and copied by a Board member or designee.

(e)  Any document that is in a language other than English shall be accompanied by a translation with notarized verification of the translation's accuracy and completeness.  This translation shall be completed by an individual, other than the applicant, and demonstrates no conflict of interest.  The individual providing the translation may be college or university language faculty, a translation service, or an American consul.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-334;

Eff. July 1, 2014.