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09.21.01.00.htm 09.21.01.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS Chapter 01 General Regulations Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-208(a)1) Annotated Code of Maryland
09.21.01.01.htm 09.21.01.01. 01 Definitions.. The definitions set forth in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-101, Annotated Code of Maryland, apply in this chapter unless otherwise noted.
09.21.01.02.htm 09.21.01.02. 02 Relationship with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). A. The Board shall:. 1) Maintain membership in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and pay the necessary costs for membership;2) Keep up-to-date information on the rules, appendices, and policies adopted from time to time by NCARB; and3) Cooperate with NCARB in rendering assistance necessary to aid in establishing uniform standards of professional qualificat
09.21.01.03.htm 09.21.01.03. 03 Requirements for Licensure.. In order to qualify for a license, an applicant shall satisfy the Board that the applicant possesses the proper qualifications to engage in the practice of architecture in the State as set forth in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-303, Annotated Code of Maryland, including, but not limited to, the following:A. Be of good character and reputation;. B. Fulfill the educational requirements set forth in Regulation .04 of this chapter;.
09.21.01.04.htm 09.21.01.04. 04 Educational Requirements.. A. To qualify for a license, an applicant shall meet the educational requirements set forth in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-303(c) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. If an applicant does not meet the professional education degree requirements referenced in §A of this regulation, an applicant shall comply with the education requirements by either work experience or academic training, or a combination of both, in accordance with the fol
09.21.01.05.htm 09.21.01.05. 05 Intern Development Program (IDP) Requirements.. An applicant shall complete the training requirements of the Intern Development Program (IDP) as outlined in the appropriate NCARB guidelines.
09.21.01.06.htm 09.21.01.06. 06 Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Requirements.. A. The Board shall use the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) prepared by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)B. The Board has followed and shall continue to follow, until further notice, appropriate NCARB guidelines pertaining to the ARE methodologies and grading procedures.C. In order to be eligible for admission to the ARE, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
09.21.01.07.htm 09.21.01.07. 07 Licensure.. A. After the applicant has satisfied the Board, and, if applicable, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) that the applicant possesses the proper qualifications to engage in the practice of architecture in the State, including, but not limited to, the fulfillment of the educational requirements, successful completion of all parts of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and completion of the Intern Development P
09.21.01.9999.htm 09.21.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―04 adopted April 9, 1973 and amended effective June 11, 1975 (2:13 Md. R. 929). Regulation .02B amended effective July 30, 1984 (11:15 Md. R. 1330). Regulation .02B amended as an emergency provision effective January 2, 1985 (12:2 Md. R. 131) emergency status expired May 2, 1985; adopted permanently effective September 9, 1985 (12:18 Md. R. 1765)Regulation .02B amended effective April 2, 1990 (17:6 Md. R. 740).
09.21.02.00.htm 09.21.02.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS Chapter 02 Code of Ethics Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-205, 3-208(a)1) and 3-501, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.21.02.01.htm 09.21.02.01. 01 Rules of Conduct.. A. Competence.. 1) In practicing architecture, an architect shall act with reasonable care and competence, and shall apply the technical knowledge and skills which are ordinarily applied by architects of good standing, practicing in the same locality.2) In designing a project, an architect shall take into account all applicable State and municipal building laws and regulations. While an architect may rely on the advice of attorneys, engineers, and
09.21.02.02.htm 09.21.02.02. 02 Names of Entities.. A. An individual, a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability company, or any other entity through which architecture is practiced, may not use an impersonal name unless the name complies with appropriate requirements set forth in Corporations and Associations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 3, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. A misleading designation may not be used or imp
09.21.02.03.htm 09.21.02.03. 03 Sealing Requirements.. A. A licensee may sign or seal plans, specifications, drawings, reports, or other documents that are required to be signed and sealed pursuant to Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-501, Annotated Code of Maryland, only if the following requirements are met:1) The licensee is competent in the subject matter of those documents by virtue of education or experience, or both; and2) The licensee either:. a) Personally prepared the documents; or.
09.21.02.04.htm 09.21.02.04. 04 Titleblock Rules.. A. An architectural entity shall incorporate a titleblock on all drawings and other documents required to be signed and sealed pursuant to Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-501, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. A licensee may not remove a titleblock from any print or reproduction of the documents described in these regulations.C. The name of the entity shall appear in the titleblock, either as a partnership, corporation, limi
09.21.02.9999.htm 09.21.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―04 recodified from COMAR 09.21.01.05―07-1 effective September 1, 2003 (30:17 Md. R. 1203)Regulation .01F adopted effective June 15, 2009 (36:12 Md. R. 836). Regulation .01F amended effective February 25, 2019 (46:4 Md. R. 190). Regulation .03E―G adopted effective January 19, 2015 (42:1 Md. R. 18). Regulation .03E amended effective July 16, 2018 (45:14 Md. R. 696).
09.21.03.00.htm 09.21.03.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS Chapter 03 Hearing Regulations Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-208(a)1) Annotated Code of Maryland
09.21.03.01.htm 09.21.03.01. 01 Hearings Before the Board.. A. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, all contested case hearings before the Board are governed by COMAR 09.01.02.B. The administrative unit shall send the hearing notice described in COMAR 09.01.02.07B not later than 30 days before the hearing.
09.21.03.02.htm 09.21.03.02. 02 Hearings Delegated to the Office of Administrative Hearings.. All contested case hearings delegated to the Office of Administrative Hearings are governed by COMAR 09.01.03.
09.21.03.9999.htm 09.21.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 1, 2003 (30:17 Md. R.1203).
09.21.04.00.htm 09.21.04.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS Chapter 04 Fees Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-101, 3-208, 3-209, 3-304, 3-306, 3-307, 3-309, 3-309.1, 3-309.2, 3-310, 3-405, 3-406, and 3-408; Business Regulation Article, §2-106.1 and 2-106.2; Annotated Code of Maryland
09.21.04.01.htm 09.21.04.01. 01 Purpose.. This chapter is intended to carry out the provisions of Business Regulation Article, §2-106.1 and 2-106.2, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 3, Annotated Code of Maryland. In particular, it is intended to set various fees to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the State Board of Architects, the State Board of Certified Interior
09.21.04.02.htm 09.21.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the State Board of Architects.. 2) "Design boards" means collectively the:. a) Board;. b) State Board of Certified Interior Designers;. c) State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects;. d) State Board for Professional Engineers; and. e) State Board for Professional Land Surveyors.. 3) "License fee" means the fee paid by an applicant or licensee, as applica
09.21.04.03.htm 09.21.04.03. 03 Fees and Costs.. A. The Secretary and the design boards have agreed to average their direct and indirect costs, based on the calculation of costs performed by the Secretary in consultation with the design boards. Based on these calculations, the Board sets the following fees:1) License fee ― $76.50;. 2) Permit fee ― $100;. 3) Nonrefundable initial application fee payable in connection with:. a) An application for permit ― $35;.
09.21.04.9999.htm 09.21.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―03 adopted as an emergency provision effective July 1, 2003 (30:14 Md. R. 932) adopted permanently effective November 10, 2003 (30:22 Md. R. 1578)Regulation .03 amended as an emergency provision effective October 1, 2009 (36:23 Md. R. 1815) amended permanently effective January 14, 2010 (37:1 Md. R. 14)Regulation .03 amended effective November 14, 2011 (38:23 Md. R. 1420). Regulation .03A amended effective April 9, 2007 (3
09.21.05.00.htm 09.21.05.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS Chapter 05 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-208, 3-309, 3-309.1, and 3-309.2, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.21.05.01.htm 09.21.05.01. 01 Purpose.. The State legislature has determined that, in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Maryland citizens, licensed architects must comply with the continuing professional competency requirements as a prerequisite to the renewal of a license.
09.21.05.02.htm 09.21.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Authorized activities" means professional development activities that:. a) Meet the criteria set forth in Regulation .04 of this chapter; and. b) Are approved and accepted for credit by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) or the Board.2) "Board" means the State Board of Architects..
09.21.05.03.htm 09.21.05.03. 03 Requirements.. A. Except as set forth in §B of this regulation, a licensee shall complete at least 12 LUs during each of the 2 preceding calendar years that occur prior to the calendar year in which an applicable license term is set to expire.B. In the event a licensee is unable to fulfill the continuing competency requirements in accordance with the criteria described in §A of this regulation, but still completes 24 LUs during the relevant term of the license, th
09.21.05.04.htm 09.21.05.04. 04 Professional Development Activities.. A. Professional development activity shall meet the following criteria:. 1) Be a post-licensing educational activity approved by the Board in which at least 75 percent of activity's content and instructional time is dedicated to health, safety, and welfare subjects, as they relate to the practice of architecture.2) Expand the knowledge of health, safety, and welfare subjects and offer a skill set geared towards maintaining and enhancin
09.21.05.05.htm 09.21.05.05. 05 Submissions for Approval.. A. Entities or individuals, including, but not limited to, professional firms conducting in-house presentations, may submit a specific professional development activity for review and approval by the Board.B. During the application process, the Board will evaluate the suitability of the activity and its presenter.C. The presenter shall submit adequate information to enable the Board to evaluate the professional development activity. At
09.21.05.06.htm 09.21.05.06. 06 Record Keeping.. A. Responsibility to Maintain Records.. 1) The responsibility of maintaining records to be used to support the continuing professional competency credit claim is the responsibility of each licensee.2) A licensee shall maintain the records for a period of at least 2 years from the date of completion of the qualifying program.B. Documentation referred to in §A(2) of this regulation, includes, but is not limited to, the following:1) Certificates of participation;.
09.21.05.07.htm 09.21.05.07. 07 Reporting Requirements for License Renewal.. A. A licensee shall attest on the license renewal form to the fact that the licensee has completed all applicable CPC requirements set forth in this chapter by the last day of the calendar year preceding the year in which the licensee's individual license is to be renewed for the following 2-year licensing term.B. The Board at its discretion may audit randomly selected licensees to ascertain compliance with CPC. Licensees who are audi
09.21.05.08.htm 09.21.05.08. 08 Extenuating Circumstances/Exceptions.. A. Notwithstanding other requirements set forth in this chapter, a licensee who is granted an initial license may renew a license for the next full term without complying with the CPC requirements if:1) The licensee has been granted an initial license and is renewing a license for the next full term; and2) The licensee qualifies under the criteria set forth in Business Regulation Article, Title 2.5, Annotated Code of Maryland.
09.21.05.09.htm 09.21.05.09. 09 Failure to Meet the CPC Requirements.. A. In the event the licensee fails to respond to the Board's notice within 30 days as described in Regulation .07 of this chapter, the Board shall provide the licensee with the written notice affording the licensee an additional 30 days from the date of the notice to provide evidence acceptable to the Board of compliance with applicable CPC requirements.B. In the event the licensee does not respond to the Board's notice or othe
09.21.05.10.htm 09.21.05.10. 10 Reinstatement of License.. A licensee who wishes to reinstate a license after failing to complete the CPC requirements shall fulfill past due CPC requirements for the immediately preceding CPC reporting periods up to 24 LUs and pay all applicable fees.
09.21.05.11.htm 09.21.05.11. 11 Emeritus Status.. An individual who elected the status of "architect emeritus" shall be exempt from the compliance with the CPC requirements. In the event such individual decides to have the license reactivated, the individual shall fulfill past due CPC requirements up to 24 LUs.
09.21.05.12.htm 09.21.05.12. 12 Learning Units Earned in Other States.. The CPC requirements applicable to the renewal of Maryland architectural license shall be deemed to be satisfied by an architect licensed in another state if the following requirements are met:A. The state of current residency of an out-of-State licensed architect has a comparable continuing professional competency program; andB. The state of current residency accepts Maryland CPC requirements as satisfying its own comparable
09.21.05.9999.htm 09.21.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 19, 2013 (40:16 Md. R. 1342). Regulation .08 amended effective November 10, 2014 (41:22 Md. R. 1319).
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