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Chapter 50-2 REGISTRATION TO PRACTICE UNDER TITLE OF ARCHITECT

Rule 50-2-.01 Registration to Practice Under Title of Architect

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) any person wishing to practice architecture in this State under the title of "Architect" shall, before being presented or known as an Architect and before undertaking in any manner to practice architecture in this State, shall make application to the State Board of Architects and Interior Designers and, upon being found qualified by the Board, secure there from a certificate of qualification to practice under the title "Architect" and be duly registered. Application forms may be acquired from the Division Director and each applicant shall be required to certify thereon that he has read and studied the Law.
(2) Nothing in this section shall disallow an architect, who is duly licensed to practice architecture in a state other than Georgia or another country and who also holds an NCARB certificate, from offering architectural services in response to a request for qualifications, during an interview, or through a design competition. Any offering or practice beyond this exception requires registration as a Georgia Architect.

Rule 50-2-.02 Certificates

The State Board of Architects and Interior Designers shall issue certificates of qualification to, and duly register, all applicants found to be entitled to practice under the title of "Architect" as provided in the Law of the State and the Rules and Regulations of the Board. Each certificate shall be signed by the President of the Board and the Division Director.

Rule 50-2-.03 Licensure of Veterans and Military Spouses

(1) As used in this Rule:
(a) "Military" means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
(b) "Military spouse" means the spouse of a service member or transitioning service member.
(c) "Registered Architect" means a person who is technically and legally qualified and currently registered with the board to practice architecture in the State of Georgia.
(d) "Service member" means an active or reserve member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
(e) "Transitioning service member" means a member of the military or active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.
(2) Expedited applications. Effective July 1, 2017, military spouses and transitioning service members may qualify for expedited processing of a license application by showing that the applicant is a military spouse or transitioning service member and that the applicant has paid the fee and meets all requirements for a license issued under Chapter 4 of Title 43.
(3) Licensure by reciprocity of service members, transitioning service members, and military spouses. A service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse may qualify for a license by reciprocity where the applicant:
(a) holds a license in good standing from another state for which the training, experience, and testing substantially meets or exceeds the requirements under Georgia law to obtain a license as an architect;
(b) submits to the Board a verification of licensure from the appropriate licensing agency of another state showing that the applicant's active license is in good standing in that state;
(c) submits documentation satisfactory to the Board which verifies the applicant's status as a service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse;
(d) submits a completed application for licensure by reciprocity on a form approved by the Board, pays the required fee, and requests a license by reciprocity.
(4) Education, training, and experience obtained while in the military. A service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse may obtain credit for education and experience obtained while in the military that is required for licensure by Chapter 4 of Title 43 if he or she:
(a) submits documentation of graduation from a college or university with the major and/or hourly requirements that substantially meet or exceed the requirements under Georgia law for licensure as an architect;
(b) submits documentation showing acceptable experience doing architectural work performed under the supervision of a person whose credentials are acceptable to the Board which meet the requirements for licensure under Georgia law;
(c) submits documentation satisfactory to the Board which verifies the applicant's status as a service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse;
(d) submits proof of passing the examination required for licensure; and
(e) submits a completed application on a form approved by the Board for approval to take the licensure examination or for licensure and pays the required fee.

Rule 50-2-.04 Repealed