applying for licensure on the basis of a foreign degree shall provide
documentation, in addition to the information required in
21 NCAC 54
that establishes the following:
(1) the existence of the degree-granting
(2) the validity of
the degree, transcripts, and any supporting documents;
(3) the equivalence of the degree in terms of
level of training, content of curriculum, and course credits; and
the equivalence of any supervised
experience obtained outside the United States.
Such documentation shall be in the form of a course-by-course
evaluation of credentials submitted directly to the Board from an evaluation
service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation
Services, Inc. A listing of members can be found on the National Association of
Credentials Evaluation Services, Inc. website, www.naces.org.
(b) Except as described in Paragraph (c) of
this Rule, only original documents shall be submitted to the Board in support
of the application and the documents shall be received directly from the
institution(s) or individual(s) involved.
(c) When an original document cannot be
provided directly by the institution or individual involved, an original
document possessed by the applicant shall be reviewed and copied by a Board
member or designee.
document that is in a language other than English shall be accompanied by a
translation with a written verification from the translator that the
translation into English is accurate and complete. This translation shall be
completed by an individual, other than the applicant, who upon written request
of the applicant is approved by the Board or a Board designee, and who does not
have a relationship with the applicant. Such individuals that shall be approved
by the Board as translators include college or university language faculty, a
translation service, or an American consul.
21 N.C. Admin.
Code 54 .1702
Objection Lodged Eff. August 26, 1982;
Eff. September 1,
Curative Amended Eff. September 28, 1982;
Eff. July 1, 2008; October 1, 1995; March 1, 1989; June 1, 1988.
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