21 NCAC 63 .0406             MILITARY WAIVER OR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

(a)  If a social worker is currently certified or licensed in good standing by this Board and is serving in the armed forces of the United States and who has been granted an extension of time to file a tax return under G.S. 105-249.2, the Board shall grant a waiver or the same extension of time to fulfill the requirements for renewal of his or her certification or licensure.

(b)  Prior to the expiration of his or her license or certificate, the licensee or certificate holder shall submit a written request for extension to the Board to include a copy of the social worker's military orders and the extension approval granted by the Internal Revenue Service or the State Department of Revenue.

(c)  During the extended time period, the existing license or certification shall not expire until a decision on the renewal application is made by the Board.  If the application is denied or the terms of the license or certification are limited, the existing license or certification shall not expire until the last day for applying for judicial review of the Board order.

(d)  Continuing education credits approved during the extended time period shall not be utilized for future renewal periods.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90B-6; 90B-6.2; 93B-15;

Eff. July 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.