21 NCAC 19 .0702             BOARD APPROVAL OF COURSES

(a)  The Board shall approve a program or course if it is:

(1)           In any subject required by 21 NCAC 19 .0601; and

(2)           Offered by one of the following entities:

(A)          a college or university authorized to grant degrees in this State;

(B)          a national professional electrolysis or laser association;

(C)          a school or Continuing Education (CE) provider certified by the Board;

(D)          American Society of Laser Medicine (ASLM);

(E)           American Academy of Dermatology (AAD); or

(F)           an entity providing a program of Certified Medical Education (CME).

(b)  The entity offering the program or course shall provide the Board with the information listed in Paragraph (c) of this Rule and shall certify to the Board the names of all electrologists licensed by the Board who attended the program or course and their actual hours of attendance.

(c)  The Board shall not approve a program or course without the following information:

(1)           Title, location, and date of the course;

(2)           Sponsoring entity;

(3)           Course objective and content;

(4)           Hours of study; and

(5)           Name, education, and background of each instructor.

(d)  An electrologist or laser hair practitioner seeking credit for a program or course offered by an entity not listed in Paragraph (a) of this Rule may request that the Board approve the course by submitting in writing, at least two months in advance of the course registration date, the information listed in Paragraph (c) of this Rule on an application form provided by the Board. The Application for Approval of Continuing Education may be obtained online at www.ncbee.com.

(e)  The Board shall approve a program or course if requested pursuant to Paragraph (d) of this Rule upon finding that it meets the requirements of G.S. 88A‑13. In determining whether or not to make this finding, the Board shall consider the program or course in light of the criteria set forth in The Continuing Education Unit Criteria and Guidelines, current edition, as adopted by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) in conjunction with the American Standards National Institute (ANSI) and incorporated herein by reference including subsequent amendments or editions. The presence of all criteria or the absence of individual criteria shall not be conclusive, and the Board shall have discretion in the approval of programs, courses, or providers on a case-by-case basis. Copies of The Continuing Education Unit Criteria and Guidelines, current edition, may be obtained at a cost of twenty-nine dollars and ninety-five cents ($29.95) at http://www.IACET.org.

(f)  The Board shall notify the electrologist by mail of the Board's findings and decision regarding the request made pursuant to Paragraph (d) of this Rule. A change in subject matter, length, or instructor of a course requires reapproval by the Board. The entity offering the program or course shall either provide to the electrologist or directly to the Board certification of the electrologist's actual hours of attendance after the program or course is complete.

 

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

Eff. March 1, 1995;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2015; December 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019.