(a) Each applicant for a license renewal shall complete a renewal form provided by the Board. This form shall be submitted to the administrator not less than 30 days prior to expiration of the applicant's current license and shall be accompanied by:

(1) two head and shoulders color photographs of the applicant of acceptable quality for identification and made within 90 days of the application one inch by one inch in size;

(2) statements of the result of a local criminal history records search by the City/County Identification Bureau or Clerk of Superior Court in each county where the applicant has resided within the immediately preceding 24 months;

(3) the applicant's renewal fee; and

(4) proof of liability insurance pursuant to G.S. Sec. 74D-9.

(b) Applications for renewal shall be submitted not less than 30 days before the expiration date of the license. In no event shall renewal be granted more than 90 days after the date of expiration of a license. Renewals shall be dated on the next day following expiration of the prior license.

(c) Applications for renewal submitted after the expiration date of the license shall be accompanied by the late renewal fee established by 12 NCAC 11 .0203 and must be submitted not later than 90 days after the expiration date of the license.

(d) The administrator shall approve or deny all applications for renewal. Any denials shall be submitted to the Board for a final board decision.

(e) Members of the armed forces whose licenses are in good standing and to whom G.S. 105-249.2 grants an extension of time to file a tax return are granted the same extension of time to pay the license renewal fee and to complete the continuing education requirements prescribed by 12 NCAC 11 .0500. A copy of the military order or the extension approval by the Internal Revenue Service or by the North Carolina Department of Revenue must be furnished to the Board.

(Authority G.S. 74D-2(a); 74D-5; 93B-15; Eff. January 1, 1995; Temporary Adoption Eff. May 18, 1995; Amended Eff. February 1, 2012; July 1, 2010; May 1, 1999; October 1, 1995.)

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