27 NCAC 01D .1604         Accreditation of Prerecorded Simultaneous Broadcast, and Computer-Based Programs

(a)  Presentation Including Prerecorded Material. An active member may receive credit for attendance at, or participation in, a presentation where prerecorded material is used. Prerecorded material may be either in a video or an audio format.

(b)  Simultaneous Broadcast. An active member may receive credit for participation in a live presentation which is simultaneously broadcast by telephone, satellite, live web streaming (webcasting), or video conferencing equipment. The member may participate in the presentation by listening to or viewing the broadcast from a location that is remote from the origin of the broadcast.  The broadcast may include prerecorded material provided it also includes a live question and answer session with the presenter.

(c)  Accreditation Requirements.  A member attending a prerecorded presentation is entitled to credit hours if

(1)           the live presentation or the presentation from which the program is recorded would, if attended by an active member, be an accredited course; and

(2)           all other conditions imposed by the rules in Section .1600 of this subchapter, or by the board in advance, are met.

(d)  Minimum Registration and Verification of Attendance.  A minimum of three active members must register for the presentation of a prerecorded program.  This requirement does not apply to the presentation of a live broadcast by telephone, satellite, or video conferencing equipment.  Attendance at a prerecorded or simultaneously broadcast (by telephone, satellite, or video conferencing) program must be verified by (1) the sponsor's report of attendance or (2) the execution of an affidavit of attendance by the participant.

(e)  Computer-Based CLE. Effective January 1, 2014, a member may receive up to six hours of credit annually for participation in a course on CD-ROM or on-line.  A CD-ROM course is an educational seminar on a compact disk that is accessed through the CD-ROM drive of the user's personal computer. An on-line course is an educational seminar available on a provider's website reached via the Internet.

(1)           A member may apply up to six credit hours of computer-based CLE to a CLE deficit from a preceding calendar year.  Any computer-based CLE credit hours applied to a deficit from a preceding year will be included in calculating the maximum of six hours of computer-based CLE allowed in the preceding calendar year. A member may carry over to the next calendar year no more than six credit hours of computer-based CLE pursuant to Rule .1518(b) of this subchapter.  Any credit hours carried-over pursuant to Rule .1518(b) of this subchapter will be included in calculating the six hours of computer-based CLE allowed in any one calendar year.

(2)           To be accredited, a computer-based CLE course must meet all of the conditions imposed by the rules in Section .1600 of this subchapter, or by the board in advance, except where otherwise noted, and be interactive, permitting the participant to communicate, via telephone, electronic mail, or a website bulletin board, with the presenter and/or other participants.

 

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

Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994;

Amended Eff. March 6, 2014; March 6, 2008; March 2, 2006; May 4, 2005; March 3, 2005; March 6, 1997.