Section .0400 - Certification By Examination

Published: 2015

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(a)  An applicant for certification as a well contractor

shall submit a complete application for certification by examination to the Commission

with the appropriate fee(s) and, if applicable, proof of completion of

coursework as provided in Rule .0301(e) of this Chapter.

(b)  Upon receipt of the complete application by the

Commission, the application shall be reviewed for eligibility to take the


(c)  If the Commission determines that the applicant is

eligible for examination:

(1)           Level A applicants required to complete a

field observation shall be notified by the designee(s) in writing to schedule a

field observation. Once a field observation is successfully completed by the

applicant the designee(s) shall notify the applicant in writing of his or her

assignment to the next scheduled examination or requirement for an out-of-cycle

examination.  A successfully completed field observation will count toward the

application requirements for up to 60 months; and

(2)           All other approved applicants shall be

notified in writing of their assignment to the next scheduled examination.  The

notification shall advise the applicant of the date, time and place of the

examination and the required grade for passing the examination. The assigned

examination must be at least 30 days after the date of application approval.

(d)  If the designee(s) of the Commission determines that

the applicant is not eligible for examination, the designee(s) shall notify the

applicant in writing and advise of the reason for ineligibility.  Upon learning

of ineligibility, the applicant may request a meeting with the Commission,

relative to the ineligibility, if the applicant so desires.  Such requests must

be in writing and shall be submitted no later than 30 days following the date

of receipt of the letter of notification.  The Commission shall review the

request and grant or deny it no later than the second Commission meeting

following receipt of the request.  The applicant shall be given written notice

of the decision to grant or deny the request and the reasons therefore.

(e) Any applicant who knowingly supplies false information

on the application for certification for the purpose of gaining eligibility,

shall be ineligible for the examination and must forfeit the annual and examination

fees. Applicants who have intentionally supplied false information must also

wait 12 months before being eligible to resubmit an application for



History Note:        Authority G.S. 87-98.6; 87-98.9;


Temporary Adoption Eff. December 15, 1998;

Eff. August 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2011; May 1, 2008.