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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 1TEXAS BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 1ARCHITECTS
SUBCHAPTER DCERTIFICATION AND ANNUAL REGISTRATION
RULE §1.68Inactive Status

(a) An Architect whose registration is in good standing may apply for Inactive registration status on a form prescribed by the Board.

(b) An Inactive Architect may not Practice Architecture. The prohibition against the Practice of Architecture by Inactive Architects applies to architectural projects that may be designed by Nonregistrants as well as to projects that may be designed only by registered Architects. If an Inactive Architect engages in the Practice of Architecture, the Inactive Architect's registration may be suspended or revoked and the Inactive Architect may be fined as allowed by the Architects' Registration Law for each day that the Inactive Architect has engaged in the Practice of Architecture.

(c) An Inactive Architect shall not use his/her architectural seal during any period that his/her registration is Inactive.

(d) An Inactive Architect shall pay an annual fee as prescribed by the Board.

(e) In order to return his/her registration to active status, an Inactive 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 Inactive if continuing education was required for that year or, in lieu of completing the outstanding continuing education requirements, successfully complete all sections of the current registration examination during the five (5) years immediately preceding the return to active status; and

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

(f) An Inactive Architect whose registration has been Inactive for a continuous period of five (5) years or longer must do the following before the Inactive Architect may return to active status:

  (1) successfully complete all sections of the current registration examination during the five (5) years immediately preceding the return to active status; or

  (2) furnish evidence that the Inactive Architect currently holds an architectural registration in another jurisdiction where the registration requirements are substantially equivalent to Texas architectural registration requirements and that the current architectural registration is in good standing.

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

(h) The Board may require that an application to return to active status include verification that the applicant has complied with the laws governing the practice of architecture.

(i) An Inactive Architect may use the title "Emeritus Architect" or "Architect Emeritus" after filing the appropriate form with the board if the Inactive Architect held an emeritus architectural registration on or before January 1, 2002.

(j) A Nonregistrant may not use the title "Emeritus Architect" or "Architect Emeritus."


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.68 adopted to be effective October 10, 2001, 26 TexReg 7840; amended to be effective June 2, 2002, 27 TexReg 4702; amended to be effective April 3, 2008, 33 TexReg 2690

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