02 NCAC 34 .0302             APPLICATION FOR LICENSES AND CARDS: EXAMINATION

(a)  Application for licenses under the provisions of G.S. 106‑65.26(a) and (c):

(1)           Application for examination shall be on a regular form prescribed by the Division.  All examinations shall be maintained and administered by the Committee secretary.  The Committee may review the examinations and make recommendations regarding changes in same.

(2)           Upon approval of the application for examination, the Committee secretary shall notify the applicant of said approval and provide the necessary form(s) for the applicant to pre‑register for the examination as required in Paragraph (c) of this Rule.

(3)           Applications to take the examination shall be either typed or printed in ink and sworn to before a notary public or some other official authorized by law to administer oaths.

(4)           A clear full‑face, head, and shoulder photograph of the applicant, taken within the preceding 12 months of the date of application, and not less than two and one‑half inches square, shall be attached to the application.

(5)           All applications to take the examination shall be retained by the office of the Committee secretary.  All documents filed in support of an application shall be kept by the office of the Committee secretary; provided, however, that the Committee may at its discretion permit such documents to be withdrawn upon substitution of a true copy.  All examinations shall remain the property of the Committee.

(6)           An applicant who fails to pass the license examination within 12 months of the approval of his application may be required to provide current information concerning his qualifications to take the examination to ensure that the applicant is still qualified to take the examination.

(7)           An applicant who gives or receives unauthorized assistance during an examination shall be dismissed from the examination and his markings or results shall be voided and said applicant's examination fee shall be forfeited.  Such applicant shall not be permitted to take a reexamination for a period of six months from the date of the examination.

(8)           No person shall be admitted to the examination room except members of the Committee, the attorney for the Committee, the examining personnel, employees of the Structural Pest Control Division, and the applicants for licenses.

(9)           Any applicant making a score of 70 percent or more on any license examination(s) shall be issued a license in that phase(s) of structural pest control after making proper application therefor.

(10)         The applicant shall furnish such information as the Committee may require to establish that said applicant possesses qualifications as specified in G.S. 106‑65.26 of the Act for the particular license(s) which he seeks.  The Committee, or its authorized representatives, may make such investigations as it deems necessary with respect to the applicant's qualifications.

(11)         All applicants passing the examination(s) for licenses shall apply for said licenses within six months from the date on which the examinations were passed.  If such applicants fail to make application for said licenses, within the specified period, such applicants shall be required to take and satisfactorily pass  reexaminations covering phases of structural pest control work for which licenses were applied before said licenses are issued.

(12)         If an applicant for a license fails an examination, he or she may review the examination at the next regularly scheduled review session.

(b)  Application for certified applicator's identification card under the provisions of G.S. 106‑65.26(a) and (b):

(1)           Applications filed pursuant to G.S. 106‑65.26(a) and (b) shall be on a regular form prescribed by the Division.

(2)           An applicant for a certified applicator's identification card in any phase of structural pest control shall furnish such information as the Committee may require to establish that said applicant possesses qualifications as specified in G.S. 106‑65.26 of the Act for the particular certified applicator's identification card which he seeks.  The Committee or its authorized representatives may make such investigations as it deems necessary with respect to the applicant's qualifications.

(3)           All applications for certified applicator's identification cards under the provisions of G.S. 106‑65.26(a) and (b) shall be retained by the office of the Committee secretary.  All documents filed in support of an application shall be kept by the office of the Committee secretary; provided, however, that the Committee may at its discretion permit such documents to be withdrawn upon substitution of a true copy.  All examinations shall remain the property of the Committee.

(4)           Any applicant making a score of 70 percent or more on the core certification examination and on any certified applicator's examination(s) shall be issued a certified applicator's identification card in that phase of structural pest control after making proper application therefor.

(5)           All applicants passing the examination(s) for certified applicator's identification cards shall apply for said cards within six months from the date on which the examinations were passed.  If such applicants fail to make application for said certified applicator's identification cards within the specified period, such applicants shall be required to take and satisfactorily pass reexaminations covering phases of structural pest control work for which certified applicator's identification cards were applied before said cards are issued.

(6)           If an applicant fails to obtain a certified applicator's identification card within 12 months of passing the core examination the applicant must take and pass a reexamination before being eligible for the card.

(7)           Upon receipt of the application for examination, the Committee secretary shall provide the necessary forms for the applicant to pre‑register for the examination as required in Paragraph (c) of this Rule.

(8)           If an applicant for a certified applicator's card fails an examination, he or she may review the examination at the next regularly scheduled review session.

(9)           Subparagraphs (a)(2), (5), (7), and (8) of this Rule shall also apply to all applicants for certified applicator's identification cards.

(10)         Effective January 1, 1999, completion of the Registered Technician School shall be a prerequisite for the certification examination.

(c)  Pre‑registration for license and certified applicator examination applicants:

(1)           All applicants for the license and/or certified applicator's examination(s) shall pre‑register with the Committee secretary for said examination(s) no less than 10 days prior to the date of the examination.

(2)           Applicants who fail to pre‑register shall not be permitted to take the examination.

(3)           Pre‑registration shall include a properly completed application for examination.

(d)  Frequency of examination by license applicant limited:

(1)           An applicant who initially fails to pass the license examination may retake the examination at any subsequent regularly scheduled examination.

(2)           An applicant who fails to pass the second license examination shall wait a minimum of one examination between each subsequent examination:  except that, in the event of a death of a licensee the applicant intending to succeed the deceased licensee may take the examination a third time prior to the first one examination waiting period.

(3)           No applicant shall be permitted to take the examination more than six times per year nor more than two times in consecutive months, except as provided for in Subparagraph (d)(2) of this Rule.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑65.29;

Eff. July 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 22, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1998; August 3, 1992; January 1, 1991; January 1, 1989.