11 NCAC 08 .0713             CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

(a)  To be eligible to renew a certificate, whether active standard or active limited, a Code Enforcement Official (CEO) shall have completed the requisite number of credit hours by June 30, 2007, and each June 30 thereafter.

(b)  A credit hour is 50 minutes of class contact course instruction or 50 minutes of distance learning time.

(c)  A CEO with an active limited certificate shall complete six hours of continuing education courses per renewal year in each technical area for which the limited certificate is valid.  A CEO with an active standard certificate shall complete six hours of continuing education courses per renewal year for each standard certificate.  A CEO with a limited and a standard certificate valid for the same technical area shall complete only six hours for that technical area.

(d)  A CEO with only a probationary certificate and no standard or limited certificate is not required to complete any continuing education courses.

(e)  If a course exceeds the number of credit hours specified for renewal of a technical area certificate, the excess credit hours may be carried forward into the following renewal year of that technical area certificate.  The number of carry-forward credit hours shall not exceed six.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-151.13A(b); 143-151.13A(f)(1); 143-151.13A(f)(4); 143-151.13A(f)(5); 143-151.16(b);

Eff. March 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2007.