(a) The Commission may issue Professional Lecturer Certification to a person in a profession, who, by virtue of academic degrees and professional expertise has developed special knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

(1) Law

(2) Psychology

(3) Medicine

(b) To be eligible for such certification, an applicant shall:

(1) Have attained a degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education in a subject listed in Paragraph (a) of this Rule;

(2) Obtain the endorsement of a Commission-recognized School Director or In-Service Training Coordinator who shall:

(A) recommend the applicant for certification as a professional lecturer; and

(B) describe the applicant's expected participation, topical areas, duties, and responsibilities in a delivery of Commission-certified training conducted by the school; and

(C) describe the attributes showing the applicant to be a beneficial contributor to the delivery or presentation in a Commission-certification training program.

(Authority G.S. 17C-6; Eff. January 1, 1981; Amended Eff. January 1, 2006; July 1, 1991; January 1, 1985.)

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