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09.21.01 - Board of Architects - Final Regulations

FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 46, ISSUE 15,
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS

09.21.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §3-208(a)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action
[19-071-F]

On June 26, 2019, the Board of Architects at their regular meeting adopted amendments to Regulations .04—.07 under COMAR 09.21.01 General Regulations. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:8 Md. R. 404—405 (April 12, 2019), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: July 29, 2019.

PAUL D. EDMEADES
Chairman
Board of Architects

.04 Educational Requirements.
  A. (text unchanged).
  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 following Education Equivalency Matrix:

EDUCATION EQUIVALENCY MATRIX

For early exam eligibility, a candidate using the Education Equivalency Matrix should complete the education requirements before completing the [Intern Development Program (IDP)] Architectural Experience Program (AXP) requirements in Regulation .05 of this chapter.

TYPE OF DEGREE OR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
(See Note 1)

WORK EXPERIENCE FOR EDUCATIONAL EQUIVALENCY
(See Note 2)

FULL-TIME ACADEMIC TRAINING TOWARD A FIRST OR SECOND PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECURAL DEGREE ACCREDITED AS FOLLOWS:  

Complete 1 academic year in NAAB professional program

8.5 years — separate from experience used for [IDP] AXP

Complete 2 academic years in NAAB professional program

7 years — separate from experience used for [IDP] AXP

Complete 3 academic years in NAAB professional program

5 years — separate from experience used for [IDP] AXP

Complete 4 academic years in NAAB professional program

4 years — separate from experience used for [IDP] AXP

BS OR BA IN ARCHITECTURE

4 years — separate from experience used for [IDP] AXP

BS OR BA IN ENGINEERING, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OR INTERIOR DESIGN

5 years — separate from experience used for [IDP] AXP

BS OR BA IN OTHER DISCIPLINE (including B.F.A.)

6 years — separate from experience used for [IDP] AXP

AAS from community college (See Note 3)

10 years — separate from experience used for [IDP] AXP

None

10 years — separate from experience used for [IDP] AXP

Notes: 1.—3. (text unchanged)

.05 [Intern Development Program (IDP)] Architectural Experience Program (AXP) Requirements.
An applicant shall complete the training requirements of the [Intern Development Program (IDP)] Architectural Experience Program (AXP) as outlined in the appropriate NCARB guidelines.

.06 Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Requirements.
  A.—B. (text unchanged)
  C. In order to be eligible for admission to the ARE, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
    (1) (text unchanged)
    (2) Be enrolled in the [Intern Development Program (IDP)] Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and provide the Board with NCARB-issued verification of enrollment; and
    (3) (text unchanged)
  D. The Board reserves the right at any time to require that an applicant produce evidence acceptable to the Board of the applicant’s enrollment in the [IDP] AXP as a condition of taking the ARE.
  E. Certification by NCARB that an applicant is enrolled in the [IDP] AXP is prima facie evidence of the enrollment.
  F.—H. (text unchanged)

.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 Program (IDP)] Architectural Experience Program (AXP), and upon payment of the licensing fee, the Board shall issue to the applicant:
    (1)—(2) (text unchanged)
  B.—D. (text unchanged)