143-151.56.  Suspension, revocation, and refusal to renew license.

(a)        The Board may deny or refuse to issue or renew a license, may suspend or revoke a license, or may impose probationary conditions on a license if the license holder or applicant for licensure has engaged in any of the following conduct:

(1)        Employed fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in obtaining or attempting to obtain or renew a license.

(2)        Committed an act of malpractice, gross negligence, or incompetence in the practice of home inspections.

(3)        Without having a current license, either performed home inspections for compensation or claimed to be licensed.

(4)        Engaged in conduct that could result in harm or injury to the public.

(5)        Been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or to any felony.

(6)        Been adjudicated incompetent.

(7)        Engaged in any act or practice that violates any of the provisions of this Article or any rule issued by the Board, or aided, abetted, or assisted any person in a violation of any of the provisions of this Article.

(8)        Failed to maintain the requirements provided in G.S. 143-151.58(b).

(b)        A denial of licensure, refusal to renew, suspension, revocation, or imposition of probationary conditions upon a license holder may be ordered by the Board after a hearing held in accordance with Article 3A of Chapter 150B of the General Statutes and rules adopted by the Board. An application may be made to the Board for reinstatement of a revoked license if the revocation has been in effect for at least one year.  (1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 724, s. 1; 1998-211, s. 36; 2009-509, s. 2.4.)