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09.28.01.00.htm 09.28.01.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 28 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Chapter 01 General Regulations Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9-206(a) 9-207(a) and 9-304(2) Annotated Code of Maryland
09.28.01.01.htm 09.28.01.01. 01 Definitions.. The definitions set forth in the Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9-101, Annotated Code of Maryland, apply in this chapter unless otherwise noted.
09.28.01.02.htm 09.28.01.02. 02 Filing of Applications.. A. An application for admittance to the examination or for registration to practice landscape architecture shall be submitted on the form provided by the Board and will be received at any time during regular business hours at the office of the Board. The application shall be filed with the Board at least 90 days before the date of the examination.B. The application fee shall accompany the application. Application fees are not refundable..
09.28.01.03.htm 09.28.01.03. 03 Examinations.. A. Scope of the Examination.. 1) The scope of the examinations will be established by the Board.. 2) The examinations shall:. a) Be designed to determine the qualifications of the applicant to practice landscape architecture;. b) Cover such technical, professional and practical subjects as relates to the practice of the profession of landscape architecture;c) Cover the basic arts and sciences, a knowledge of which is material and necessary to the proper u
09.28.01.04.htm 09.28.01.04. 04 Qualifications for Examination.. To qualify for the examination, the applicant shall meet the requirements as set out in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9-305, Annotated Code of Maryland.
09.28.01.05.htm 09.28.01.05. 05 Embossing Seals and Rubber Stamp Facsimiles.. A. For the purpose of sealing and signing all final drawings, plans, specifications, reports, and other contract documents, referred to in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9-501, Annotated Code of Maryland, each licensed landscape architect shall obtain an individual seal to be used on documents prepared by the licensee or under the licensee's supervision. The seal shall imprint the name of the landscape arc
09.28.01.9999.htm 09.28.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 25, 1971. The Board of Landscape Architects was transferred from the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Licensing and Regulation, effective January 1, 1974 (2:6 Md. R. 442)Regulation .01D amended effective April 8, 1985 (12:7 Md. R. 701). Regulation .02A amended effective October 21, 1996 (23:21 Md. R. 1467). Regulation .04B amended effective October 7, 1985 (12:20 Md. R. 1925).
09.28.02.00.htm 09.28.02.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 28 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Chapter 02 Code of Ethics Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9-206, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.28.02.01.htm 09.28.02.01. 01 Responsibility to the Public.. A licensee shall make every reasonable effort to protect the safety, health, property, and welfare of the public. If the licensee's professional judgment is overruled under circumstances where the safety, health, property, or welfare of the public is endangered, the licensee shall inform the employer or client of the possible consequences.
09.28.02.02.htm 09.28.02.02. 02 Public Statements, Reports, and Testimony.. A. A licensee may not make statements or reports or give expert testimony on landscape architectural matters connected with public policy if the remarks are inspired or paid for by an interested party, unless the remarks are preceded by:1) Identification;. 2) Disclosing the identity of the party on whose behalf the remarks are being offered; and. 3) Revealing the existence of any pecuniary interest in the matter..
09.28.02.03.htm 09.28.02.03. 03 Competency for Assignments Undertaken or Approved.. A. A licensee may undertake to perform landscape architectural assignments only when qualified to do so by education or experience, or both. If the competence of a licensee to perform an assignment is questioned, the Board either upon request of the licensee, or by its own motion, may require the licensee to submit to a formal or informal inquiry by or on behalf of the Board.
09.28.02.04.htm 09.28.02.04. 04 Conflicts of Interest.. A. A licensee shall make every effort to avoid conflicts of interest with the employer or client. Whenever conflicts of interest appear unavoidable, however, the licensee shall disclose promptly and fully all the circumstances to the employer or client.B. A licensee shall inform promptly an employer or client of any business association, interests, or circumstances which may influence the judgment or the quality of services rendered to the employer
09.28.02.05.htm 09.28.02.05. 05 Improper Solicitation of Professional Employment.. A. Except for gifts of only token value and the usual commissions paid to licensed employment agencies, a licensee may not compensate, give anything of value, or offer to compensate or give anything of value:1) To a person or organization to recommend or secure employment as a landscape architect; or. 2) As a reward for having made a recommendation resulting in his employment as a landscape architect.B. When competing for pro
09.28.02.06.htm 09.28.02.06. 06 Knowledge of Improper Conduct by Others.. Except to the extent the rules of privilege recognized in this State apply, when questioned by a member or authorized representative of the Board concerning an alleged violation of another person or organization, a licensee may not conceal or refuse to divulge any information or make false or misleading statements about the matter.
09.28.02.07.htm 09.28.02.07. 07 Failure to Respond.. A. If an applicant or licensee receives from the Board a written communication requesting a response, the applicant or licensee shall respond within 30 days of the date of mailing.B. The Board shall send a written communication by first-class mail to the last known address furnished to the Board by an applicant or licensee.C. It is a responsibility of an applicant or licensee to notify the Board in writing if there has been a change in the applic
09.28.02.9999.htm 09.28.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 24, 1995 (22:8 Md. R. 596). Regulation .07 adopted effective February 25, 2019 (46:4 Md. R. 191).
09.28.03.00.htm 09.28.03.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 28 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Chapter 03 Fees Authority: Business Regulation Article, §2-106, 2-106.1 and 2-106.2; Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9-101, 9-206, 9-207, 9-305.1, 9-306, 9-309, 9-313, 9-314, 9-405, 9-406, and 9-408; Annotated Code of Maryland
09.28.03.01.htm 09.28.03.01. 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 9, Annotated Code of Maryland. In particular, it is intended to set various fees in order 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
09.28.03.02.htm 09.28.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects.. 2) "Design boards" means collectively the:. a) State Board of Architects;. b) State Board of Certified Interior Designers;. c) Board;. 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
09.28.03.03.htm 09.28.03.03. 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;.
09.28.03.9999.htm 09.28.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date. Regulations .01―03 adopted as an emergency provision effective July 1, 2003 (30:14 Md. R. 933) adopted permanently effective November 10, 2003 (30:22 Md. R. 1579)Regulation .03 amended as an emergency provision effective May 24, 2004 (31:12 Md. R. 908) emergency status expired November 24, 2004Regulation .03 amended effective February 28, 2005 (32:4 Md. R. 410) March 13, 2006 (33:5 Md. R. 519) December 18, 2006 (33:25 Md. R. 1951) April 23,
09.28.04.00.htm 09.28.04.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 28 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Chapter 04 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article §9-309, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.28.04.01.htm 09.28.04.01. 01 Purpose.. The State legislature has determined that, in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Maryland citizens, licensed landscape architects must comply with the continuing professional competency requirements as a prerequisite to the renewal of a license.
09.28.04.02.htm 09.28.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “ASLA” means the American Society of Landscape Architects.. 2) “Board” means the State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects.. 3) “CLARB” means the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards.. 4) “College credit hour” means the credit for a course described in Regulation .04 of this chapter, offered by a university, college, or community college.
09.28.04.03.htm 09.28.04.03. 03 Requirements.. A. A licensee shall complete, as a condition of a license renewal in each individual 2-year-renewal cycle, a minimum of 24 PDHs earned upon completion of one or more qualifying activity.B. A licensee will not be eligible to earn PDHs for a professional development activity that has not been previously approved for credit by ASLA, LACES, CLARB, or the Board.
09.28.04.04.htm 09.28.04.04. 04 Qualifying Activities.. A. In order for an activity to be considered a qualifying activity, the activity shall meet the following criteria:1) Maintain and enhance professional competency of licensed landscape architects;. 2) Foster improvement, advancement, and extension of professional skills and knowledge related to the practice of landscape architecture;3) Offer learning experiences relevant to current landscape architectural practices as they relate to the public health, safe
09.28.04.05.htm 09.28.04.05. 05 Nonqualifying Activities.. Activities that do not meet the criteria set forth in Regulation .04 shall be considered to be nonqualifying activities, including, but not limited to, the following:A. Regular employment as a licensed landscape architect or teacher or serving as an expert witness;. B. Repetitive attendance of the same programs without substantial modifications or updates;. C. Time management techniques and strategies;.
09.28.04.06.htm 09.28.04.06. 06 Sources of Credit and Determination of Units.. A. A licensee may earn the PDHs by any of the following methods:. 1) Attending and successfully completing qualifying activities in which the teaching methodology consists primarily of systematic presentation of subjects related to the practice of landscape architecture;2) Subject to limitations set forth in this regulation, teaching, lecturing on, or instructing on the subjects related to landscape architecture in th
09.28.04.07.htm 09.28.04.07. 07 Approval Process.. 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 or the Board’s designee will evaluate the suitability of the activity and the qualifications of presenter.C. The presenter shall submit adequate information to enable the Board or the Board’s designee to ev
09.28.04.08.htm 09.28.04.08. 08 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 4 years from the date of completion of the qualifying activity.B. Documentation referred to in §A(2) of this regulation, includes, but is not limited to, the following:1) Certificates of participation;.
09.28.04.09.htm 09.28.04.09. 09 Reporting Requirements for License Renewal.. A. A licensee shall attest to the satisfactory completion of the CPC requirements set forth in this chapter before the licensee’s license expiration date.B. The Board at its discretion may audit licensees to ascertain compliance with CPC requirements.. C. Licensees who are audited shall provide within 30 days of receipt of electronic notice of audit from the Board any additional documentation required by the Board to complet
09.28.04.10.htm 09.28.04.10. 10 Extenuating Circumstances/Exceptions.. A. Exemptions. Notwithstanding other requirements set forth in this chapter, a licensee may renew a license for the next full term without complying with the CPC requirements if:1) A licensee has been granted an initial license and is renewing a license for the next full term; or2) A licensee qualifies under the criteria set forth in Title 2.5, Business Regulation Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Compliance Exception Request..
09.28.04.11.htm 09.28.04.11. 11 Failure to Meet the CPC Requirements.. In the event a licensee fails to comply with the CPC requirements set forth in this chapter, the Board, subject to the hearing provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9–312, Annotated Code of Maryland, may take any and all available disciplinary actions under Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9–310, Annotated Code of Maryland.
09.28.04.12.htm 09.28.04.12. 12 Reinstatement of License.. A licensee who wishes to reinstate a license shall fulfill past due CPC requirements for the immediately preceding CPC reporting periods up to 48 PDHs and pay all applicable fees.
09.28.04.13.htm 09.28.04.13. 13 CPC Units Earned in Other States.. The Board will accept CPC units earned for activities completed in other jurisdictions, provided that:A. The activity has been approved by a licensing board in another jurisdiction; and. B. The licensee otherwise fulfills all other applicable license renewal requirements in the State of Maryland.
09.28.04.9999.htm 09.28.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 12, 2018 (45:3 Md. R. 156).
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