21 NCAC 69 .0201             APPLICATION PROCEDURE

(a)  All applicants for licensing shall furnish the following:

(1)           A legible official copy of their college transcript(s), and verification of graduation sent directly from the institution to the Board;

(2)           A record of experience in the practice of soil science including any of the applicant's written reports, maps, published articles or other materials the Board determines are appropriate to document the applicant's experience as a soil scientist;

(3)           Four references as defined in G.S. 89F-10(a)(1);

(4)           Signed copy of Code of Professional Conduct;

(5)           A notarized copy of a completed application form; and

(6)           The application fee as prescribed in Rule .0104 of this Chapter.

(b)  Applicants for licensing under comity shall submit an application form along with the prescribed fee.  The Board may require the submittal of additional information if necessary to determine if the applicant meets the requirements of G.S. 89F.

(c)  Applicants for reinstatement of an expired license shall submit a reinstatement application and the prescribed fee.

(d)  Applicants for reinstatement of a revoked or suspended license shall submit such information as necessary to determine their eligibility for reinstatement, and shall submit the prescribed fee.

(e)  Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualification for education as defined in G.S. 89F-10 but have a specific record of 15 years or more experience in the practice of soil science of a grade and character that indicates to the Board that the applicant is competent to practice soil science shall be admitted to the written examination.  The applicant shall show evidence of the practicing experience.  Upon passing such examination, the applicant shall be granted a license to practice soil science in this State, provided other requirements of G.S. 89F and the rules in this Chapter are met.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 89F-5; 89F-9; 89F-10; 89F-12;

Temporary Adoption Eff. May 15, 1996;

Eff. April 1, 1997;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 16, 2014.