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SUBSTANTIAL INVOLVEMENT IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW

During the five years preceding application:

Average of at least 500 hours a year.

Minimum of 400 hours for any one year.

Full time commissioner or deputy commissioner on the Industrial Commission may substitute each year of service for one year of practice.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

During the five years preceding application:

At least 60 hours of accredited CLE in workers’ compensation law and related areas.

No less than six hours in workers’ compensation law in any one year.

At least 30 hours in workers’ compensation law.

The remaining 30 hours may be earned in workers’ compensation or related fields: civil trial practice and procedure; evidence; insurance, mediation; medical injuries, medicine, or anatomy; labor and employment law; Social Security disability law; and the law relating to long-term disability or Medicaid/Medicare claims.

PEER REVIEW

Must provide the names of ten lawyers, commissioners or deputy commissioners of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, or judges who are familiar with the competence and qualification of the applicant in workers’ compensation law.

All references must be licensed (in the US) and in good standing to practice law and must have significant legal or judicial experience in workers’ compensation.

A reference may not be related by blood or marriage to the applicant nor may the reference be a colleague at the applicant’s place of employment at the time of the application.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

Additional provisions may apply, so please review the recertification standards set forth in 27 NCAC Subchapter D, Sections .2700.