Section .1100 - Continuing Education

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 21 - occupational licensing boards and commissions/chapter 18 - electrical contractors/subchapter b/21 ncac 18b .1101.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .1100 - CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

21 NCAC 18B .1101          CONTINUING

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: LISTED QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS

(a)  Every listed qualified individual, including listed

qualified individuals pursuant to G.S. 87-50, shall complete continuing

education for each annual license period to renew the license on which the

qualified individual is currently listed, for the next annual license period,

except as follows:

(1)           individuals becoming qualified by

examination during the 12 month period immediately preceding the license

renewal date;

(2)           qualified individuals unable to fulfill the

required number of hours as the result of illness as certified in writing by

the attending physician; or

(3)           persons presenting approved courses of

continuing education.

(b)  The number of required contact hours for every listed

qualified individual shall be determined by the classification of license on

which the qualified individual is currently listed as follows:

(1)           qualified individuals currently listed on a

license in the limited, intermediate, unlimited and special restricted single

family dwelling classifications shall complete at least eight hours of approved

continuing education for license renewal, and

(2)           qualified individuals currently listed on a

license in the special restricted fire alarm/low voltage (SP-FA/LV), special

restricted elevator (SP-EL), special restricted plumbing and heating (SP-PH),

special restricted ground water pump (SP-WP), special restricted electric sign

(SP-ES) and special restricted swimming pool (SP-SP) classifications shall

complete at least four hours of approved continuing education for license

renewal.

(c)  The Board, pursuant to Rules .1102 and .1103 of the

Section, approves courses. Because of differences in the electrical contracting

industry and individual needs of listed qualified individuals, each qualified

individual must exercise judgment in selecting courses for which continuing

education is claimed and in choosing only those courses that will advance the

individual's knowledge.

(d)  Course sponsors may be colleges or universities,

community colleges, trade associations, providers of self-study programs,

employers, third party professional examination companies, private instructors

and the like.

(e)  North Carolina listed qualified individuals residing

within the state must obtain the required continuing education hours by taking

a course provided by an approved sponsor.

(f)  North Carolina listed qualified individuals residing

outside of North Carolina, including listed qualified individuals pursuant to

G.S. 87-50, may obtain credit for courses offered in North Carolina.  They may

also obtain credit for courses offered in their state, province or country of

residence provided the Board subsequently approves the courses taken, pursuant

to Rule .1102(b) of this Section.

(g)  Effective for renewals on or after July 1, 2008, all

persons seeking to renew qualification must demonstrate that a minimum of

one-half the continuing education hours for each annual license period were

obtained by in-person classroom or seminar attendance.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 87-42; 87-44.1;

Eff. October 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2010; January 1, 2006; March 1,

1999.