(a) Each person holding a professional bail bondsman, surety bail bondsman or runner's license shall obtain three hours of continuing education pursuant to G.S. 58-71-71(b).

(b) An instructor shall receive the maximum BCEC awarded to a student for the course.

(c) Licensees shall maintain records of all BCECs for five years after obtaining the BCEC, and shall make them available for inspection by the Commissioner upon request.

(d) A licensee is exempt from the requirements of this Rule if the licensee provides proof of one of the following:

(1) active military service; or

(2) he or she is in compliance with G.S. 58-71-71(c).

(e) Courses completed before the issue date of a new license do not meet the requirements of this Section for that new license.

(f) No BCEC shall be given for courses taken before they have been approved by the Commissioner.

(Authority G.S. 58-2-40; 58-2-185; 58-2-195; 58-71-71; Eff. October 1, 2010.)

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