(a)  A broker on active status may request an extension of time to satisfy the continuing education requirement for the current license period if the broker was unable to obtain the necessary education due to an incapacitating illness, military deployment, or other circumstance that existed for a portion of the license period and that constituted a severe hardship.

(b)  Requests for an extension of time shall be submitted on a form available on the Commission's website that requires the broker to set out the broker's name, mailing address, license number, telephone number, email address, and a description of the incapacitating illness or other circumstance. The requesting broker shall submit, along with the form, supporting documentation, such as a written physician's statement, deployment orders, or other corroborative evidence, demonstrating that compliance with the continuing education requirement would have been impossible or burdensome.

(c)  All requests for an extension of time shall be received by the Commission by 5:00 p.m. on June 10 of the licensing period for which the extension is sought.

(d)  If an extension of time is granted, the broker shall be permitted to renew his or her license on active status. The broker's license shall automatically change to inactive status if the broker fails to satisfy the continuing education requirement prior to the end of the extension period.

(e)  In no event shall an extension of time be granted that extends the continuing education requirement deadline beyond June 10 of the license year following the license year in which the request is made.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93A-3(c); 93A-4.1;

Eff. July 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2017; August 1, 2014; October 1, 2000;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018.