11 NCAC 08 .1415             CE REQUIREMENTS

(a)  In order to renew an active manufactured housing salesperson or set-up contractor  license for license periods beginning on or after July 1, 2003, and in accordance with G.S. 143-143.11B(a), a licensee shall have completed the number of credit hours specified in this Paragraph, by June 30 of  the previous license year.  Salespersons shall complete six credit hours and set-up contractors shall complete four credit hours.  If a licensee exceeds the number of credit hours specified in this Paragraph, the excess credit hours may be carried forward into the next license year, but the number of carry over credit hours may not exceed the number specified in this Paragraph.  In addition to the specific requirements stated in this Rule, a Law and Administration course consisting of at least six hours of continuing education for salespersons and at least four hours of continuing education for set-up contractors shall be required to be taken for continuing education credit at least once in every five year period beginning July 1, 2004.  In license periods in which a salesperson or set-up contractor takes an approved Law and Administration course, no additional courses shall be required during that license period.  All Law and Administration courses taken for credit shall be submitted to and approved by the Board in accordance with 11 NCAC 08 .1405 and 11 NCAC 08 .1433.

(b)  For set-up contractors originally licensed on or after July 15, 1999, the person obtaining the required credit hours must be a qualifier.  If a set-up contractor licensed on or after July 15, 1999 has more than one qualifier, each qualifier must obtain the required number of CE credits for the license period.  For set-up contractors originally licensed prior to July 15, 1999, the licensee shall designate an individual, known as the "qualifier," who is associated with the licensee and is actively engaged in the work of the licensee for a minimum of 20 hours per week or a majority of the hours operated by the licensee, whichever is less.  The qualifier shall be the person who obtains CE credits on behalf of the licensee.  Each licensee shall notify the Board in writing within 10 days after the qualifier no longer meets the preceding requirements.  If a qualifier has obtained excess credit hours which may be carried over into the subsequent license year, and no longer meets the requirements of this Section, the carry over credits shall not apply to the licensee.  If the qualifier becomes employed by another licensee and meets the requirements of this Section, the qualifier's carry over credit hours may by applied to the licensee with whom the qualifier is newly employed for the current license year.  A licensee whose qualifier no longer meets the requirements of this Section must designate another qualifier who shall obtain the required credit hours for the subsequent license year. 

(c)  A licensee who is initially licensed on or after January 1 in any license year is exempt from this Section for the license period expiring on the next June 30.

(d)  A licensee who is qualified as an instructor in accordance with 11 NCAC 08 .1418 and who serves as an instructor for an approved CE course shall receive the maximum credits for the course taught by the instructor that are awarded to a student for the course.  However, teaching credit is valid for teaching an approved CE course or seminar for the first time only.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-143.10; 143-143.11B;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2004.