(a)  A probationary certificate may be issued, without examination, to any newly employed or newly promoted code enforcement official who lacks a standard certificate that covers the new position. A probationary certificate shall be issued for three years only and shall not be renewed. During the three year period, the official shall complete the requirements set forth in 11 NCAC 08 .0706 to qualify for the appropriate standard certificate. A probationary certificate authorizes the official, during the effective period of the certificate, to hold the position of the type, level, and location specified. The certificate shall be conditioned on the applicant's completion of a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate (GED) and meeting one of the following:

(1)           working under supervision sufficient to protect the public health and safety;

(2)           possessing a minimum of two years of design, construction, or inspection experience working under a certified inspector or under a licensed professional engineer, registered architect, or licensed contractor;

(3)           possessing one of the experience qualifications listed in 11 NCAC 08 .0706 in each area of code enforcement for which the probationary certificate is issued; or

(4)           achieving a minimum score of 70 percent on the probationary prequalification exam administered by the Board in each area of code enforcement for which the probationary certificate is issued.

(b)  A probationary certificate shall be issued if the Board determines from the information provided on the application that the applicant may obtain the experience required by Paragraph (a)(3) of this Rule before the expiration of the probationary certificate.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑151.12(2); 143‑151.13(d);

Eff. June 28, 1979;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1982;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 1983; For a Period of 120 Days to Expire on April 30, 1983;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2017; July 18, 2002; October 1, 1992; February 1, 1991; May 1, 1983.