North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 89F North Carolina Soil Scientist Licensing Act

  • § 89F-1   Short title
    This Chapter may be cited as the North Carolina Soil Scientist Licensing Act. (1995, c. 414, s. 1.)
  • § 89F-2   Purposes
    The purposes of this Chapter are to protect life, property, health, and public welfare through regulation of the practice of soil science in the State;...
  • § 89F-3   Definitions
    As used in this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) "Board" means the North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists. (2) "License" means...
  • § 89F-4   North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists
    (a) Creation; Membership. The North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists is created. The Board shall consist of seven members appointed as follows: (1)...
  • § 89F-5   Powers and duties of the Board
    (a) The Board shall: (1) Administer and enforce the provisions of this Chapter. (2) Elect from its membership a Chair, a Vice‑Chair, and a Secretary‑Treasurer....
  • § 89F-6   Corporate, limited liability company, partnership, or sole proprietorship practice of soil science
    A corporation organized under Chapter 55B of the General Statutes, a limited liability company organized under Chapter 57C of the General Statutes, a partnership, or...
  • § 89F-7   Exemptions
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person who practices or offers to practice soil science in this State is subject...
  • § 89F-8   Limitations
    This Chapter shall not prevent: (1) The practice of any profession or trade for which a license is required under any other law of this...
  • § 89F-9   Applications
    An application for a license as a soil scientist shall be made under oath, shall show the applicant's education and a summary of the applicant's...
  • § 89F-10   (For grandfather provision, see editor's note) Minimum qualifications
    (a) To be eligible for a license as a soil scientist in this State, an applicant shall satisfy the following minimum qualifications: (1) Be of...
  • § 89F-11   Examinations
    Examinations shall be formulated and conducted by the Board at the time and place as determined by the Board, and shall be held at least...
  • § 89F-12   Comity
    A person who holds a license to engage in the practice of soil science on the basis of comparable licensing requirements issued to that person...
  • § 89F-13   Issuance, renewal, and replacement of licenses
    (a) The Board shall issue a license to any applicant who has satisfactorily met the requirements of this Chapter including the payment of the license...
  • § 89F-14   Seals; requirements
    Upon the issuance of a license, each soil scientist shall obtain from the Secretary‑Treasurer a seal bearing the licensee's name and the legend "Licensed Soil...
  • § 89F-15   Records
    (a) The Board shall maintain a record of its proceedings and a register of all applications for licensure under this Chapter. For each applicant the...
  • § 89F-16   Roster of licensed soil scientists
    The Secretary‑Treasurer of the Board shall keep a record and shall publish annually a roster showing the names, places of business, and residence addresses of...
  • § 89F-17   Code of Professional Conduct
    The Board shall prepare and adopt by rule a Code of Professional Conduct that shall be made known in writing to every licensee and applicant...
  • § 89F-18   Complaints
    Any person may file written charges of violations of this Chapter or any rules adopted pursuant to this Chapter with the Board against any licensee....
  • § 89F-19   Prohibitions; unlawful acts
    (a) It is unlawful for any person other than a licensed soil scientist or a subordinate under the soil scientist's direction to conduct or participate...
  • § 89F-20   Disciplinary procedures
    (a) The Board may, consistent with the provisions of Chapter 150B of the General Statues, refuse to grant or to renew, suspend, or revoke the...
  • § 89F-21   Reissuance of license
    The Board may, by a vote of the quorum, reissue a license to any person whose license has been revoked if the Board finds, after...
  • § 89F-22   Misdemeanors
    A person who does any of the following shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor: (1) Willfully practices soil science or offers to practice...
  • § 89F-23   Injunctive relief
    The Board may seek injunctive relief to enjoin and restrain any natural or corporate person from violating this Chapter. The Board shall not be required...
  • § 89F-24   Legal advisor
    The Attorney General or his designee shall act as legal advisor to the Board. (1995, c. 414, s. 1.)
  • § 89F-25   Fees
    The Board shall determine fees for the following services that shall not exceed the amounts specified in this section: Application $ 50.00 Examination 125.00 License...