02 NCAC 34 .0309             RECERTIFICATION

(a)  Certified applicators and licensees shall be certified for a five-year period.  At the end of said five-year period, a certified applicator or licensee, at his discretion, may be recertified for another five-year period by choosing one of the following options:

(1)           reexamination taken between January 1, prior to the expiration of the five-year recertification period, and June 30;

(2)           for recertification prior to July 1, 2002:  earning Continuing Certification Units of formal training approved by the Committee and received by the certified applicator during the five years immediately preceding the expiration date of his certification.  The number of CCUs required shall be as follows:

(A)          recertification in any one phase:  five CCUs total, two of which must be solely applicable to the phase in which recertification is desired;

(B)          recertification in any two phases:  seven CCUs total, two of which must be solely applicable to the first phase and two solely applicable to the second phase in which recertification is desired;

(C)          recertification in all three phases:  nine CCUs total, two of which must be solely applicable to the first phase, two solely applicable to the second phase, and two solely applicable to the third phase in which recertification is desired;

(D)          licensees and noncommercial certified applicators must earn at least one of the required continuing certification units established in Subparagraph (a)(2) of this Rule in each of three years of the five-year recertification period;

(E)           commercial certified applicators must earn at least one of the required continuing certification units established in Subparagraph (a)(2) of this Rule in at least two years of the five-year recertification  period;

(F)           continuing certification units shall not be carried forward beyond the five-year recertification  period.

(3)           for recertification after July 1, 2002:  earning Continuing Certification Units during the five years immediately preceding the expiration date of his certification.  The number of CCUs required shall be as follows:

(A)          recertification in any one phase:  10 CCUs total, five of which must be solely applicable to the phase in which recertification is desired;

(B)          recertification in any two phases:  15 CCUs total, five of which must be solely applicable to the first phase and five solely applicable to the second phase in which recertification is desired;

(C)          recertification in all three phases:  20 CCUs total, five of which must be solely applicable to the first phase, five solely applicable to the second phase, and five solely applicable to the third phase in which recertification is desired;

(D)          licensees and noncommercial certified applicators must earn at least one of the required continuing certification units established in Subparagraph (a)(3) of this Rule in at least four years of the five- year recertification period;

(E)           commercial certified applicators must earn at least one of the required continuing certification units established in Subparagraph (a)(3) of this Rule in at least three years of the five-year recertification period;

(F)           continuing certification units shall not be carried forward beyond the five-year recertification period.

(b)  Licensees holding an inactive license shall be subject to the requirements 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; January 1, 1989; August 1, 1980.