11 NCAC 08 .1309             UPDATE COURSE COMPONENT

(a)  To keep a license on active status, a licensee shall complete a Board-developed update course within one year preceding license expiration. This course is in addition to the continuing education elective requirement described in Rule .1318 of this Section, and shall consist of four classroom hours of instruction.

(b)  The Board shall develop annually an update course which shall be conducted by sponsors approved by the Board under this Section.  The subject matter of this course shall be determined by the Board, which shall prepare a completely new course for each one-year period beginning October 1 and ending September 30.  Sponsors shall acquire the Board-developed course materials and utilize such materials to conduct the update course.  The course shall be conducted exactly as prescribed by the rules in this Section and the course materials developed by the Board.  Sponsors shall provide licensees participating in their classes a copy of the student materials developed by the Board

(c)  Approval of a sponsor to conduct an update course authorizes the sponsor to conduct the update course using an instructor who has been approved by the Board as an update course instructor under Rules .1313 through .1317 of this Section.  The sponsor may conduct the update course at any location as frequently as is desired during the approval period, provided that no courses may be conducted between September 10 and September 30 of any approval period.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-151.49(13); 143-151.64;

Eff. July 18, 2002.