(a)  Application for Registered Sponsor Status. To be designated as a registered sponsor of programs under Rule .1520(a) of this subchapter, a sponsor must satisfy the following requirements:

(1)           File a completed application for registered sponsor status on a form furnished by the board.

(2)           During the three years prior to application, present at least five original programs that were approved for CLE credit by the board.

(3)           During the three years prior to application, substantially comply with the requirements in Rule .1601(a) and (e) of this subchapter on application for program approval, remitting sponsor fees, and reporting attendance for every program approved for credit.

(b)  Renewal of Registration. To retain registered sponsor status, a sponsor must apply for renewal every five years, as required by Rule .1520(a)(1), and must satisfy the requirements of paragraphs (a) of this rule. To facilitate staggered renewal applications, at the time that this rule becomes effective, any sponsor previously designated as an "accredited sponsor" shall be designated a registered sponsor and shall be assigned an initial renewal year which shall be not more than three years later.

(c)  Revocation of Registered Sponsor Status. The board may at any time revoke the registration of a registered sponsor for failure to satisfy the requirements of Section .1500 and Section .1600 of this subchapter.


History Note:        Authority - Order of the North Carolina Supreme Court, October 7, 1987, 318 N.C. 711;

Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994;

Amendments Approved by the Supreme Court: April 5, 2018; September 25, 2019.