SECTION .0700 ‑ CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

21 NCAC 19 .0701             CONTINUINg EDUCATION requirements, LICENSE RENEWAL, reinstatement and REACTIVATION

(a)  Requirements for practitioners:

(1)           Each electrologist licensed in this State shall complete one CEU, as in Rule .0103 of this Chapter, per renewal period as a requirement for renewal of the electrology license. For electrologists with 20 or more years of practice, the CEU requirement shall be completion of one CEU every five years.

(2)           Each laser hair practitioner licensed in this State shall complete one CEU per renewal period as a requirement for renewal of the laser hair practitioner license.

(3)           An electrologist or laser hair practitioner who has been placed on the inactive list by the Board for less than five years and desires to return to active status, shall present evidence of completion of one CEU within the 12 months preceding the reactivation application in satisfaction of the competency requirement of G.S. 88A-14.

(4)           An electrologist or laser hair practitioner whose license has been expired for 90 days or more but less than five years shall present certification of completion of one CEU for each renewal period or part of a renewal period that has elapsed since the electrologist's or laser hair practitioner's license was last current in satisfaction of the competency requirement of G.S. 88A‑12. At least one of the CEUs offered in satisfaction of a competency requirement shall have been completed within the 12 months immediately preceding the application for reinstatement.

(5)           Not more than one CEU may be carried over per renewal period.

(6)           No more than one CEU of home study may be credited for continuing education in each renewal period. "Home study" is defined as an educational activity undertaken by an individual, completed by correspondence or online, and with a certification of completion awarded at the end of the course. Continuing education hours obtained through home study may not be carried over to a subsequent renewal period.

(7)           In the initial year of licensure, new licensees tested after the sixth month of the calendar year shall not be required to obtain CEUs until the following renewal year.

(8)           Over any two renewal periods, the Board shall give credit for no more than one-half CEU in the area of business management.

(b)  Requirements for instructors:

(1)           An instructor whose certification has been placed on the inactive list for more than 90 days and less than 3 years shall present certification of completion of one CEU within the 12 months immediately preceding the application for reactivation of certification.

(2)           An instructor whose certification has been expired for more than 90 days, but less than 3 years shall present certification of completion of one CEU for each renewal period or part of a renewal period that has elapsed since the instructor's license was last current. At least one of the CEUs offered in satisfaction of a competency requirement shall have been completed within the 12 months immediately preceding the application for reinstatement of certification.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑12; 88A‑13; 88A‑18;

Eff. March 1, 1995;

Amendment Eff. October 1, 2015; December 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019.