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RULE §1.67Emeritus Status

(a) An Architect whose registration is in Good Standing may apply for emeritus registration status on a form prescribed by the Board. In order for an Architect to obtain emeritus status, the Architect must demonstrate that:

  (1) he/she has been registered as an architect for at least 20 years; and

  (2) he/she is at least 65 years of age.

(b) An Emeritus Architect may engage in the Practice of Architecture as defined by §1051.001(7)(D) - (H) of the Texas Occupations Code and may prepare architectural plans and specifications for:

  (1) the alteration of a building that does not involve a substantial structural or exitway change to the building; or

  (2) the construction, enlargement, or alteration of a privately owned building that is:

    (A) a building used primarily for farm, ranch, or agricultural purposes or for the storage of raw agricultural commodities;

    (B) a single-family or dual-family dwelling or a building or appurtenance associated with the dwelling;

    (C) a multifamily dwelling not exceeding a height of two stories and not exceeding 16 units per building;

    (D) a commercial building that does not exceed a height of two stories or a square footage of 20,000 square feet; or

    (E) a warehouse that has limited public access.

(c) An Emeritus Architect may use the title "Emeritus Architect" or "Architect Emeritus."

(d) An Emeritus Architect may renew his/her registration prior to its specified expiration date by:

  (1) remitting the correct fee to the Board; and

  (2) providing the information or documentation requested by the registration renewal notice and signing the renewal form to verify the accuracy of all information and documentation provided.

(e) If an Emeritus Architect fails to remit a completed registration renewal form and the prescribed fee on or before the specified expiration date of the Emeritus Architect's registration, the Board shall impose a late payment penalty that must be paid before the Emeritus Architect's registration may be renewed.

(f) In order to change his/her registration to active status, an Emeritus Architect must:

  (1) apply on a form prescribed by the Board;

  (2) either submit proof that he/she has completed all continuing education requirements for each year the registration has been emeritus or, in lieu of completing the outstanding continuing education requirements, successfully complete all sections of the current Architect Registration Examination during the five years immediately preceding the return to active status; and

  (3) pay a fee as prescribed by the Board.

(g) Applications to return to active status may be rejected for any of the reasons for which an initial application for registration may be rejected or for which a registration may be revoked.

(h) The Board may require an Applicant to include verification of compliance with the laws governing the Practice of Architecture with her or his application to return to active status.

Source Note: The provisions of this §1.67 adopted to be effective November 24, 2003, 28 TexReg 10473; amended to be effective April 3, 2008, 33 TexReg 2690; amended to be effective March 3, 2013, 38 TexReg 1180

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