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Neither the failure of the Board to send nor the failure of the registrant to receive an application for renewal shall excuse failure to renew a certificate of registration.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Every application for renewal of a certificate of registration as a registered interior designer shall be accompanied by a renewal fee set forth in the Board's fee schedule and a statement from the registrant affirming that the continuing education requirements set forth in Chapter 50-11 have been met.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/50-9-.04" name="50-9-.04" title="50-9-.04">Rule 50-9-.04 Late Renewal</a></h2> <P>Late renewal applications submitted during the three (3) month penalty period following certificate of registration expiration, which are accompanied by a statement from the registrant affirming that the continuing education requirements set forth in Chapter 50-11 have been met, must be accompanied by a late renewal fee set forth in the Board's fee schedule.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/50-9-.05" name="50-9-.05" title="50-9-.05">Rule 50-9-.05 Reinstatement</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificates of registration not renewed in accordance with Rules <a title="50-9-.03" href="50-9-.03">50-9-.03</a> and <a title="50-9-.04" href="50-9-.04">50-9-.04</a> above shall not be subject to renewal, provided, however, that the holder thereof may apply for reinstatement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application for reinstatement shall be accompanied by: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A reinstatement fee set forth in the Board's fee schedule; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence, satisfactory to the Board, of completion of continuing education as specified below: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.05(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Six (6) hours of continuing professional education from approved programs described in Rule <a title="50-11-.04" href="50-11-.04">50-11-.04</a> for each year or fraction thereof since the last renewal of the applicant's registration, up to a maximum of 24 continuing education hours.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.05(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to be satisfactory, at least twelve (12) of the hours required for reinstatement must have been completed during the two year period immediately preceding the date of application for reinstatement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.05(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The hours required for reinstatement, which are earned within 24 months prior to expiration of the reinstated certificate of registration, may be counted towards fulfilling the continuing education requirements to biennially renew that certificate of registration.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/50-9-.06" name="50-9-.06" title="50-9-.06">Rule 50-9-.06 Inactive Status</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A registered interior designer holding a valid license to practice in Georgia who has retired from active practice and is no longer practicing as a registered interior designer in Georgia, may request inactive license status by filing the required application and paying the appropriate fee indicated in the fee schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any individual whose license is under any sanction and is not in good standing may not transfer to inactive status while sanctions are in effect.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An individual holding inactive status shall abide by the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> may not practice and may not offer registered interior design services;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> may not hold themselves out to the public as being available to provide such services; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> may only use the term registered interior designer as long as it is not used to imply active practice or that registered interior design services are currently offered.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any practice of registered interior design services while holding an inactive license shall be considered unlicensed practice and is subject to disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any individual holding inactive status is not subject to the biennial renewal fee or the professional development requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An individual may apply to have an inactive license reactivated by submitting the following items: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a completed application;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the appropriate fee as indicated in the fee schedule; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the evidence of having satisfied the reinstatement requirements for professional development as provided in Rule <a title="50-9-.05(2)(b)" href="50-9-.05#50-9-.05(2)(b)">50-9-.05(2)(b)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.06(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reactivation of a license is at the sole discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/50-9-.07" name="50-9-.07" title="50-9-.07">Rule 50-9-.07 Signing and Sealing Documents as Registered Interior Designer</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Every holder of a certificate of registration shall secure a SEAL of the design shown below, which shall be imprinted on all documents prepared by the Registered Interior Designer or prepared under his responsible control, or which is a prototypical document for which the Registered Interior Designer of Record is assuming professional responsibility as allowed by this Chapter. The SEAL shall be imprinted on each drawing, imprinted on the cover and index pages identifying all specifications covered by the index pages and imprinted on all other documents of service as well. For all documents of service to be submitted for the purpose of obtaining a building permit or for any other requirement as set forth by law, the registered interior designer's signature shall be original, in permanent blue ink, with the issue date and purpose appropriately identified on the document.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in these rules shall preclude the use of a seal electronically applied to the document; however, to restrict electronic access to his seal, the Registered Interior Designer of record may elect, for all documents subsequently issued, to substitute for his seal the following notation "These documents have been properly sealed and signed by (named) Registered Interior Designer of record. Original permitted sets of these documents are on file with (name of permitting authority) and are kept at the job site."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All subsequent revisions to the documents shall be made under the responsible control of the Registered Interior Designer of record and when so noted shall be considered the same as those originally signed, sealed and dated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SEAL shall serve to identify the Registered Interior Designer as the author or person in responsible control of the preparation of all drawings, specifications, and other document and as the Registered Interior Designer of Record.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SEAL in this context means the personal, professional SEAL of a Georgia Registered Interior Designer certified under Code Chapter 43-4 to use the title Registered Interior Designer. A SEAL containing a firm name or a corporate name is not acceptable under this paragraph.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Registered Interior Designer shall not affix, or permit to be affixed, his SEAL or his name to any drawing, specification, or other document as an Registered Interior Designer unless holding at the time a current certificate of registration in the State of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.07(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The improper use of the SEAL or permitting the improper use thereof is ground for discipline of a licensee. Any person not licensed who improperly uses the SEAL of another is subject to the sanctions available under Code Chapter 43-4.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-9-.07(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Description of SEAL: The SEAL shall contain the NAME of the Registered interior designer, his CERTIFICATE NUMBER and shall contain the words GEORGIA REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER - STATE OF GEORGIA, all in accordance with the sample shown below. <P>The SEAL shall comply in all respects with the sample below, including size and format.</P> <P>It shall be 1 ¾" x 1 ¾" inches square, with a 1/16" thick border of and a corner radius of ¼ ", with type font and size as indicated: State of Georgia/Arial black, 7 pt ; Registered Interior Designer/ Arial black, 7pt. ; Name/ Arial ; Certificate Number/ Arial, 7 pt. each to be 1/16" high. The SEAL shall be of a type, which will make an impression by rubber stamp on the surface of the document to which it is applied.</P> <P> <P><img class="ImageLink" src="/pdf/ga/admin/2019/50-9-.07_1.gif" alt=" image: ga/admin/2019/50-9-.07_1.gif"></P> </P> <P>SAMPLE OF SEAL</P> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/50-9-.01" name="50-9-.01" title="50-9-.01">Rule 50-9-.01 Registration to Use Title of Registered Interior Designer</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/50-9-.02" name="50-9-.02" title="50-9-.02">Rule 50-9-.02 Certificates of Registration</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/50-9-.03" name="50-9-.03" title="50-9-.03">Rule 50-9-.03 Biennial Renewal</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/50-9-.04" name="50-9-.04" title="50-9-.04">Rule 50-9-.04 Late Renewal</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/50-9-.05" name="50-9-.05" title="50-9-.05">Rule 50-9-.05 Reinstatement</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/50-9-.06" name="50-9-.06" title="50-9-.06">Rule 50-9-.06 Inactive Status</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/50-9-.07" name="50-9-.07" title="50-9-.07">Rule 50-9-.07 Signing and Sealing Documents as Registered Interior Designer</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>