11 NCAC 08 .0720             APPROVED COURSES

(a)  To be approved for credit in the continuing education program, a course shall be directly related to State Building Codes, inspection, administration, or enforcement of State Building Codes; construction or design of buildings or electrical, mechanical, plumbing, or fire prevention systems; or certification courses approved for CEOs.

(b)  Credit shall be given only for courses that have been approved by the Board.  Continuing education courses for other State occupational licenses must be specifically approved to satisfy the Board's continuing education requirements.  Courses from approved sponsors must be specifically approved before being offered.

(c)  Some courses shall be approved for credit in more than one area of certification.  A CEO with multiple certificates may apply the credit to any certificate for which the course is approved.  If the course hours are greater than required for one certificate, the remaining hours may be applied to other certificates for which the course is approved or the remaining hours may be carried over in accordance with 11 NCAC 08 .0713(e).

(d)  A CEO shall only receive credit for the same course once within any three-year period.

(e)  A course shall contain a minimum of one credit hour.

(f)  A CEO may select a course other than one offered by an approved sponsor.  In order to obtain approval for the course, the CEO shall, upon completion of the course, submit an application for approval on a form provided by the Board.  The application shall include:

(1)           the topic;

(2)           content of lecture material;

(3)           date, time, and location of the course;

(4)           name and qualifications of the instructor;  and

(5)           the number of course contact hours received upon completion of the course.

In lieu of the form, the CEO may submit a course brochure that contains all of the information required by the form. The CEO shall also provide verification of attendance from the course instructor.  The Board shall not accept any applications for course approval under this paragraph after April 30 of each year.

(g)  Instructors shall receive twice the number of course credit hours for each instructional hour in an approved course.  An instructor shall only receive twice the number of course credit hours for the same course once within any two-year period.

 

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

Eff. February 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2007.