(a)  A person seeking original approval as an update course instructor shall make application on a form prescribed by the Board. An applicant who is not a resident of North Carolina shall also file with the application a consent to service of process and pleadings. No application fee is required. All required information regarding the applicant's qualifications shall be submitted.

(b)  The applicant shall be honest in all dealings with the Board and in course instruction.

(c)  The applicant shall be qualified under one of the following standards:

(1)           Possession of a baccalaureate or higher degree with a major in the field of engineering, construction, or architecture;

(2)           Possession of a current North Carolina home inspector license, three years active full-time experience in performing home inspections for compensation within the previous 10 years, and 30 classroom hours of home inspection education, excluding prelicensing education, within the past three years, such education covering topics that are acceptable under Board rules for continuing education credit.

(3)           Possession of a current North Carolina home inspector license and experience teaching at least 10 home inspector prelicensing courses within the previous five years; or

(4)           Possession of qualifications found by the Board to be equivalent to one or more of the above standards, provided that the requirement for a current North Carolina home inspector license shall be waived only for applicants who qualify under Subparagraph (c)(1) of this Rule.

(d)  The applicant shall possess good teaching skills as demonstrated on a video portraying the instructor teaching a live audience. The applicant shall submit the video to the Board for review. The video shall be 45-60 minutes in length and shall depict a continuous block of instruction on home inspections or a directly related topic. The video shall be unedited, shall show at least a portion of the audience, and shall have visual and sound quality sufficient to enable reviewers to clearly see and hear the instructor. The video shall have been made within the previous three years. The video shall demonstrate that the instructor possesses the teaching skills described in Rule .1345 of this Section.


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

Eff. July 18, 2002;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.