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Chapter 50-4 EXAMINATIONS

Rule 50-4-.01 Examinations

(1) The examinations of applicants for certificates to practice architecture under the title "Architect" shall be the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) prepared by and administered through the National Council of Architectural Registration, as accepted by the Board from time to time.
(2) The exam must be passed in accordance with the NCARB policies current at the time the applicant takes the ARE®, all as accepted by the Board from time to time.
(3) Applicants for examination who qualify under Code Section 43-4-11(b)(1) and have enrolled in the Intern Development Program set forth in Rule 50-7-.02, shall be eligible for admission to the examination. All other applicants for examination, or parts thereof, must have met the acceptable practical experience requirements for eligibility to take the examination as provided for in Chapter 50-7 prior to admission to the examination.
(4) After administration of the examination, the contents of the examination will be treated as confidential and will not be disclosed, except in such circumstances and under such conditions as may be approved by the Board. No reuse, copying or reproduction in any manner of any portion of any examination materials is permitted without the Board's permission.
(5) The Board will not conduct with examinees reviews of any portions or divisions of their examinations.

Rule 50-4-.02 Applications for Examinations

(1) The applicant for examinations shall submit an application on a form approved by the Board. In addition to the information called for on the form, the applicant must also submit the following:
(a) An applicant with a professional degree in Architecture applying under Code Section 43-4-11(b)(1) or with a bachelor's degree applying under Code Section 43-4-11(b)(3) shall submit an official copy of the college transcript on which shall be shown the degree attained and the date of attainment. In addition, applicants who claim credit for a second professional degree in Architecture shall submit an official copy of the transcript of the course work for the second Professional Degree on which shall be shown the degrees attained and the date of attainment.
(b) An applicant without a Professional Degree in Architecture applying under Code Section 43-4-11(b)(2) shall submit an official copy of the high school transcript, or an official copy of the high school diploma, or other official proof of having completed the equivalent of the high school course.
(c) Official proof must also be submitted for all other college courses, technical courses, and other educational credits claimed by the applicant.
(d) Statements of employers, references, and other supporting information must be received on forms approved by the Board as set forth in the application.
(e) The appropriate fee as determined by the Board must be paid.
(f) All of the documents required by (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) above must be received prior to evaluation of the application by the Board. If requested, the applicant shall furnish additional information that may be required by the Board to clarify or substantiate statements made in the application.
(2) Reasonable accommodation will be provided to a qualified applicant with a disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The request for an accommodation by an individual with a disability must be made in writing and received in the Board office at least 60 days prior to the examination administration along with the appropriate documentation as indicated in the Request for Disability Accommodation Guidelines.

Rule 50-4-.03 Eligibility for Certification

(1) An applicant who is determined by the Board to possess the qualifications set forth in Code Section 43-4-11(b)(1), 43-4-11(b)(2), or 43-4-11(b)(3) shall be required to pass all parts of the NCARB Architect Registration Examination in accordance with the NCARB policies current at the time the applicant takes the ARE®, all as accepted by the Board from time to time to be eligible for certification.
(2) An applicant who is determined by the Board to possess the qualification set forth in Code Section 43-4-11(c)may be registered without having to comply with the requirements of this chapter if:
(a) The applicant submits satisfactory evidence that he or she holds a current and valid certification issued by NCARB, and
(b) The applicant also submits satisfactory evidence that he or she holds a current and valid registration issued by any other NCARB Member Board or by a jurisdiction outside of the United States recognized by NCARB, and
(c) The applicant files an application with the Board, on a form prescribed by the Board, containing such additional information, satisfactory to the Board, as the Board considers pertinent, and pays the applicable fee established by the Board.

Rule 50-4-.04 Repealed