(1) The Preliminary Vocational Technical Educator license is valid for five years and may, for a showing of extreme hardship such as serious illness or other catastrophic circumstances that are beyond the control of the educator, be renewed at the discretion of the Commissioner for one additional five year term. The decision of the Commissioner shall be final.
(2) In order to be eligible for such a renewal the candidate shall:
(a) Present evidence of sound moral character.
(b) Submit an application detailing the extreme hardship, and a plan outlining how the candidate will fulfill requirements for the professional license.