Due to a serious and unforeseen threat to the public health, safety, and welfare the Board has adopted an EMERGENCY RULE pertaining to CE hours. To view rule, CLICK HERE.
The Board is granting a one-time waiver of the annual Continuing Education requirement set forth in the above rule under the authority of G.S. 87-44.1.
On March 10, 2020, the Governor of North Carolina, by issuing Executive Order No. 116, declared a state of emergency to coordinate a response and enact protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. The COVID-19, previously unidentified in humans, spreads easily from person to person. Once an outbreak of the COVID-19 begins, it is difficult to contain. The World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services have declared COVID-19 a public health threat and emergency and have encouraged social distancing to reduce infection rates.
The State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors seeks to assist contractors who are unable to locate a sufficient number of hours of in person continuing education classes that are required by 21 NCAC 18B.110 by granting a one-time waiver of the annual requirement set forth in that rule under the authority of G.S. 87-44.1. By passing this emergency rule, the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors seeks to contribute towards the social isolation efforts that have been directed by the Federal and State Government.