(a)  Individuals who hold Specialized Instructor Certification may, for just cause, be granted an extension of the three-year period to teach the 12 hour minimum requirement, pursuant to Rule .0311(c) of this Section.  The Director of the Standards Division may grant such extensions on a one-time basis only not to exceed 12 months.  For purposes of this Rule, just cause means accident, illness, emergency, course cancellation, or other exceptional circumstances which precluded the instructor from fulfilling the teaching requirement.

(b)  The Director of the Standards Division may, for just cause, grant an extension of the 90-day period in which an instructor's renewal application must be submitted as specified in 12 NCAC 09G .0311(c).  Such extension, however, shall not exceed 12 months and shall not extend the instructor's certification period beyond its specified expiration period.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C-6;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2001;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2017; August 1, 2006; January 1, 2006.