(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 two years only and may not be renewed.  The official shall take whatever measures are necessary during the two year period to qualify for an 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)           Successfully completing a 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 that the applicant may obtain the experience required by Paragraph (a)(3) of this Rule before the expiration of the probationary certificate.


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

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

Eff. June 28, 1979;

Amended Eff. July 18, 2002; October 1, 1992; February 1, 1991; May 1, 1983; December 1, 1982.