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1800.0400 APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION, LICENSURE, AND CERTIFICATION.

Subpart 1.

Forms and filing.

Applications for examination, licensure, or certification must be made on forms provided by the board and must be filed with the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design and accompanied by payment of the application fee as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 326.105. An applicant shall file an application for licensure as an architect following passage of the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE) or meeting the requirements in part 1800.0800. An applicant shall file an application for certification as a certified interior designer following passage of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination or meeting the requirements outlined in part 1800.0800 or 1800.2100, subpart 5. An applicant shall file an application for licensure as a landscape architect following successful passage of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) or meeting the requirements in part 1800.0800. Applications for examination, licensure, or certification must include a signed certification as described in subpart 5.

Subp. 1a.

Information required.

The applicant shall submit to the board, on a form provided by the board, the following information:

A.

place and date of birth;

B.

time and place of schools attended and studies completed;

C.

status relative to graduation from such schools or completion of studies;

D.

final official transcript showing the degree or degrees awarded and date of graduation;

E.

for engineer, land surveyor, geologist, and soil scientist applicants, whether the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), Fundamentals of Surveying (FS), geologist-in-training, or soil scientist-in-training examination has been successfully completed;

F.

for landscape architect applicants, whether the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) has been successfully completed;

G.

for certified interior designer applicants, whether the written examination administered by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) has been successfully completed;

H.

a record of personal employment, with all dates and with complete information relative to duties and type of work performed, and particularly outlining the applicant's responsibilities in charge of the whole or any part thereof; and

I.

a signed copy of a statement that the applicant has read the Board Rules of Professional Conduct.

Subp. 1b.

Failure to complete application.

The board shall consider an application withdrawn if the applicant fails to provide the board with all required information pertaining to the application within six months of the board's receipt of the application.

Subp. 2.

Evaluation of information.

The information required by subpart 1a shall be evaluated by the board and if the applicant is found ineligible for admission to the examination, ineligible for licensure as an architect or landscape architect, or ineligible for certification as a certified interior designer, at the time of application, the applicant shall be notified in writing and given the reasons for the ineligibility. If an applicant for licensure as an architect or landscape architect is eligible for licensure at the time of application, the applicant shall be notified by the board in writing. If an applicant for certification as a certified interior designer is eligible for certification at the time of application, the applicant shall be notified by the board in writing. If an applicant for examination is eligible for admission to the examination at the time of application, the applicant shall be notified by the board in writing.

Subp. 3.

In-training application.

A.

Applications for examination and certification as a land surveyor-in-training must be made on forms provided by the board, and accompanied by the application fee as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 326.105.

B.

Applications for certification as an engineer-in-training must be made on forms provided by the board, and accompanied by the application fee as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 326.105.

C.

Applications for examination and certification as a geologist-in-training or a soil scientist-in-training must be made on forms provided by the board, and accompanied by the application fee as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 326.105.

Subp. 4.

Reinstatement application.

A.

A licensee or certificate holder who applies for reinstatement of licensure as an architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, landscape architect, professional geologist, or professional soil scientist, or for reinstatement of certification as a certified interior designer, must apply on forms provided by the board, and submit the fees specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 326.10, subdivision 9.

B.

The board shall evaluate completed applications and, if the licensee or certificate holder is found eligible for reinstatement of licensure or certification, the board shall reinstate the license or certificate and notify the licensee or certificate holder in writing. If the licensee or certificate holder is found ineligible for reinstatement of licensure or certifications, the board shall notify the licensee or certificate holder in writing and give the reasons for ineligibility.

C.

The applicant for reinstatement shall submit to the board, on a form provided by the board, the following information:

(1)

a list of professional development hours completed within the four years immediately prior to reinstatement, including the dates of the activity, sponsoring organization, description of the activity, and number of professional development hours claimed for each activity, unless the board has granted an exemption under Minnesota Statutes, section 326.107, subdivision 4;

(2)

a statement of explanation if the applicant has had a license or certificate disciplined, denied, surrendered, suspended, or revoked in any jurisdiction since the applicant's last license or certificate renewal in Minnesota; and

(3)

a signed certification as described in subpart 5.

Subp. 5.

Certification.

An applicant for examination, licensure, certification, or reinstatement shall submit to the board, on a form provided by the board, a certification affirming that the applicant:

A.

has read and will comply with Minnesota Statutes, sections 326.02 to 326.15, and any rule adopted thereunder;

B.

is not under any disciplinary proceeding or action in any other jurisdiction;

C.

has never been convicted of a felony;

D.

has not represented himself or herself as an architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, landscape architect, professional geologist, professional soil scientist, or certified interior designer, without proper licensure or certification, either verbally or on any printed matter, in the state;

E.

will not represent himself or herself as an architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, landscape architect, professional geologist, professional soil scientist, or certified interior designer, without proper licensure or certification, either verbally or on any printed matter, in the state until the applicant's license or certificate has been issued or reinstated by the board;

F.

has not performed or offered to perform architectural, professional engineering, land surveying, landscape architectural, professional geological, professional soil scientific, or certified interior design services, without proper licensure or certification in the state; and

G.

will not perform or offer to perform architectural, professional engineering, land surveying, landscape architectural, professional geological, professional soil scientific, or certified interior design services, without proper licensure or certification in the state until the applicant's license or certificate has been issued or reinstated by the board.

Applicants who are unable to affirm any part of the certification under this subpart must indicate which statement or statements cannot be affirmed and include an explanation for board review with the application for examination, licensure, certification, or reinstatement.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 197.4552; 326.06; 326.10

History:

21 SR 1427; 22 SR 90; 29 SR 754; 33 SR 2041; 35 SR 2011; 38 SR 59; 40 SR 431; 43 SR 89; 43 SR 1301

Published Electronically:

May 13, 2019