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BOARD OF ARCHITECT EXAMINERS

 

DIVISION 10

GENERAL

806-010-0010

Approved Architect Registration and Evaluation Programs

(1) An applicant is required to complete acceptable accredited education, experience, and examination before they may be considered for registration as an architect in Oregon.

(2) The Board adopts the list of accredited education programs in architecture as accredited and published by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) as sources of approved education for registration.

(3) The Board adopts the requirements for the Intern Development Program (IDP) published by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) as the approved internship experience required for registration.

(4) The Board adopts the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE) prepared by NCARB as the approved examination to test applicant qualifications for registration.

(5) A person may be considered as a candidate for registration by following:

(a) the initial registration process outlined in OAR 806-010-0020; or

(b) the reciprocal registration process outlined in OAR 806-010-0035; or

(c) by satisfactorily completing the Broadly Experienced Architect (BEA) program or the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program offered through NCARB.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670 & 671
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.060
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 6, f. 6-5-69; AE 11, f. 2-15-74, ef. 3-11-74; AE 13, f. & ef. 4-2-76; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 2-1983, f. & ef. 1-12-83; BAE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-28-08

806-010-0020

Initial Registration by Examination

(1) A person seeking registration who is not actively registered in another Board approved jurisdiction must present the Board with appropriate application and fees, and a complete record demonstrating to the Board that the person has met the required accredited education, experience, and examination, as follows:

(a) A person must have obtained a first professional degree in architecture from a NAAB-accredited program of architecture.

(b) A person may submit an application and examination fee to the Oregon Board only after he or she has established an IDP record with NCARB.

(c) A person may begin taking the ARE only after he or she receives written notice from the Board that the application has been approved.

(d) After a person meets the requirements of (1)(a) through (1)(c) above, he or she may only use the title “Architectural Intern”. A person that uses this title without first receiving written notice from the Board that they are qualified to do so may be subject to disciplinary action.

(e) Before the Board can evaluate a person for initial registration by examination, an applicant must demonstrate the following:

(A) Successful completion of the IDP program; and

(B) Successful passing of all divisions of the ARE; and

(C) Successful completion of educational requirements outlined in (1)(a) above.

(f) Upon successfully meeting all requirements, a person seeking initial licensure by exam must also pass the Board’s jurisprudence examination (JE) and an oral interview before the Board.

(2) The Board may grant registration after evidence is received that a person has met all requirements, passes the JE and oral interview, and pays the established registration fees.

(3) IDP: The Board requires a person to complete acceptable experience, as evaluated by NCARB and found within NCARB’s Intern Development Program Guidelines. A person should direct requests for admittance to the IDP to NCARB.

(4) ARE: Before beginning to take the ARE, the Board requires a person to provide the Board with a complete application for examination made on forms provided by the Board and accompanied by a fee, and arrange for NCARB records to be sent to the Board. The Board must review and approve NCARB verification prior to a person scheduling any division of the examination. A person may begin testing only after he or she receives written approval from the Board.

(a) The intent of the ARE is to evaluate a person's competence in the protection of public health, safety and welfare to provide the architectural services of building design and construction systems; building systems; construction documents and services; programming, planning and practice; schematic design; site planning and design; and structural systems. The subject of life safety is the basic purpose of the ARE and this subject permeates the entire examination; the subject of energy conservation is an economic and welfare issue and as a subject is considered through the synthetical process of developing architecture. The ARE content is based on the knowledge and skills required of a newly registered architect, practicing independently, to provide architectural services. The ARE evaluates an individual's competence in the provision of architectural services to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

(b) Grades: The Board adopts the grading procedures established by NCARB. NCARB’s test result findings are binding. A person will have no opportunity to review or challenge test results.

(A) Periodically the ARE is updated with a newer version. When this occurs, there will be a conversion between older and newer versions, and those individuals who have not completed the ARE in one version must complete appropriate transitions to be considered as passing the ARE.

(B) To protect an individual’s right to control the distribution of his or her scores, the Board will not divulge test results to others, except at the individual’s specific written request.

(C) Individuals must pass or fail a division of the ARE at least once every five years or the individual will lose eligibility to test and must establish new eligibility under the rules in effect at that time.

(c) Five-Year Rolling Clock: All divisions of the ARE must be passed within a consecutive five-year period of time, referred to as the “five-year rolling clock”, with specific criteria to follow:

(A) The five-year rolling clock period begins on the date when the first successfully passed division is administered, and all ARE divisions must be completed during the five-year period that follows.

(B) If an individual does not successfully complete all divisions of the ARE within the five-year window, the passing scores of earlier divisions will expire.

(C) Once the grade for a division expires and is considered invalid, examinees may retake the invalid division as long as all ARE divisions are validly passed within a consecutive five-year window.

(D) The five-year rolling clock applies to all examinees who have not yet completed all divisions of the ARE. Individuals who passed divisions of the ARE prior to January 1, 2006, were given an extension of time to complete the remaining unpassed divisions. That extension of time expires on December 31, 2010. Effective January 1, 2011, all candidates are subject to the five-year rolling clock.

(E) A person must complete all divisions of the ARE within the established timelines before the Board will consider that person for registration.

(d) Retakes: A person who has received written notice from the Board that they may begin testing may schedule the examination divisions, in any order of administration and on a time schedule of the person’s choice, by appointment with the test centers. Individuals have unlimited opportunities to re-take divisions, except that a failed division cannot be rescheduled within the six month period following the date that the failed division was administered.

(5) Completing Registration: Once the application materials have been evaluated and the Board determines that a person has demonstrated that they have met the education, IDP, and ARE requirements, the Board may invite the person to continue with the final steps to registration.

(6) Jurisprudence Examination (JE): After an applicant has successfully completed the education, ARE, and IDP requirements, they must pass the Board’s JE covering Oregon statutes and rules governing the practice of architecture before being further considered for registration.

(a) The JE will be administered in a manner approved by the Board. Individuals will have no longer than 60 minutes in which to complete the JE. A passing score of 84% is the minimum accepted passing score.

(b) Individuals will be notified whether they pass or fail the JE, and will not be allowed any opportunity to review or challenge test results.

(c) Individuals who do not pass the JE may retest no sooner than the date the Board notifies them in writing that they may retest. However, in no event may a person test sooner than 30 days after the date of the failed JE.

(7) Oral Interview: Individuals who successfully pass the JE must appear before the Board for an oral interview. The oral interview is held on regularly scheduled Board meeting dates. Individuals will be invited to the oral interview after the person passes the JE. The oral interview is an opportunity for individuals to meet the Board and discuss the rules and laws in effect in Oregon.

(8) Registration: Upon successful completion of the requirements of this section and upon payment of the registration fee, the Board may grant a certificate of registration by written notification.

(9) Limits:

(a) No person may use the “Architect” title, except under the conditions outlined in OAR 806-010-0037 and ORS 671.065.

(b) No person may practice architecture in Oregon until such time as the Board notifies the person in writing that registration is granted by the Oregon Board.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.050, 671.060, 671.065 & 671.085
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 6, f. 6-5-69; AE 11, f. 2-15-74, ef. 3-11-74; AE 1-1978, f. & ef. 1-23-78; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 1-1980, f. & ef. 2-14-80; AE 2-1980, f. & ef. 10-3-80; AE 2-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 7-28-81; AE 2-1983, f. & ef. 1-12-83; AE 2-1984, f. & ef. 10-23-84; AE 1-1986, f. 11-12-86, ef. 11-13-86; AE 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 3-30-92; AE 5-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-21-92; AE 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-93; AE 1-1996, f. 1-23-96, f. 2-1-96; AE 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-97; BAE 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; Administrative correction, 6-17-99; BAE 3-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-00; BAE 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-01; BAE 5-2002 f. 8-14-02 cert. ef. 8-15-02; BAE 4-2003, f. 8-13-03, cert. ef. 8-14-03; BAE 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-05; BAE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-28-08; BAE 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-09; BAE 2-2010, f. 6-11-10, cert. ef. 10-3-10

806-010-0033

Recognized Jurisdictions

(1) The Oregon Board of Architect Examiners recognizes the following jurisdictions:

(a) Each state of the United States;

(b) The District of Columbia;

(c) Guam;

(d) Puerto Rico;

(e) The Virgin Islands; and

(f) Each province of Canada.

(2) The Oregon Board will consider applicants from other jurisdictions as being "foreign", and they must meet NCARB's evaluation standards before being considered for registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.010, 671.020, 671.041 & 671.065
Hist.: BAE 4-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-7-06; BAE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-28-08

806-010-0035

Registration by Reciprocity

(1) To become registered by reciprocity to practice architecture in Oregon, an individual must possess an active registration from another board-recognized jurisdiction, and

(a) Possess an active NCARB Certificate, or

(b) Possess documentary evidence of the following:

(A) A first professional degree in architecture from a NAAB-accredited program of architecture;

(B) Successful completion of all sections of the ARE;

(C) Completion of the NCARB IDP program or two years of consecutive and active practice in architecture in a board-recognized jurisdiction after initial registration;

(D) If an individual has not previously been examined for seismic and lateral forces knowledge through successful completion of an NCARB examination in 1965 or later, the individual must provide evidence of successfully completing the NCARB Division Structural Systems examination.

(2) All applicants for registration by reciprocity must:

(a) Complete the Reciprocity Application;

(b) Pay required fees;

(c) Provide all required documentation in section (1);

(d) Pass the Jurisprudence Exam according to 806-010-0020(6).

(3) The Board reserves the right to require an oral interview of any reciprocity applicant. Oral interviews are held on regularly scheduled Board meeting dates. If an oral interview is required, the applicant will be notified.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.050 & 671.065
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 11, f. 2-15-74, ef. 3-11-74; AE 1-1978, f. & ef. 1-23-78; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 2-1980, f. & ef. 10-3-80; AE 1-1984, f. & ef. 8-22-84; AE 1-1987, f. & ef. 3-30-87; AE 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-88; AE 1-1992, f. 1-9-92, cert. ef. 1-10-92; AE 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-92; AE 1-1996, f. 1-23-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; AE 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-97; BAE 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; BAE 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-99; BAE 3-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-00; BAE 5-2002, f. 8-14-02 cert. ef. 8-15-02; BAE 4-2003, f. 8-13-03, cert. ef. 8-14-03; BAE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-04; BAE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-28-08; BAE 2-2010, f. 6-11-10, cert. ef. 10-3-10; BAE 4-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

806-010-0037

Architect Title

Only certain qualified individuals and businesses may use the title of “Architect”, as follows:

(1) Those individuals who have been notified by the Board that they have qualified as an Oregon architect and hold an active Oregon registration.

(2) Those individuals who qualify under ORS 671.010 and 671.020(2) may use the title of "Consulting Architect".

(3) Those individuals who qualify under ORS 671.010 and 671.020(3) may use the title of "Foreign Architect".

(4) Those individuals who have submitted an application to the Oregon Board for consideration as Oregon architects by reciprocity under OAR 806-010-0035 (applicants) are entitled to use the title "Architect" under certain conditions. Applicants may not practice architecture until such time as an active Oregon architect registration is granted. Applicants may use the title "Architect," along with the name of the state in which the individual holds an active architect license (for example; "John Smith, CA Architect"), but only after all of the following have been completed:

(a) The Board receives a completed reciprocity application from the applicant;

(b) The Board receives all the required fees from the applicant;

(c) The Board receives a written notice from the applicant of the applicant's intent to offer architectural services in Oregon; and

(d) The applicant must advise the prospective client(s) in writing that the applicant is not registered in Oregon and that the applicant will not practice architecture on the project until the applicant receives notice from the Board that Oregon registration is granted.

(5) Individuals/firms who hold an active registration to practice architecture in another jurisdiction recognized by the Board may participate and use the architect title in a public design competition in Oregon without first being registered. Once selected for the project, the individual/firm must comply with OAR 806-010-0075 and will not perform further architectural services on the project until registered by the Oregon Board.

(6) Firms registered with the Board under OAR 806-010-0080 and 806-010-0110 as providing architectural services in Oregon must use a derivative of the architect title within the firm name to identify the firm appropriately, according to 806-010-0110.

(7) Except as provided in this rule, no title, sign, cards, or device may be used to indicate or tend to indicate that the person or firm or business using the title is practicing architecture or is an architect, or represents in any manner that the person or firm or business is an architect or architectural practice.

(8) For purposes of this rule and OAR 806-010-0035(5), the phrase "offering to render architectural services" includes to solicit for an architectural project in Oregon.

(9) Only those individuals notified by the Board that they have been granted Architect Emeritus status may use the title "Architect Emeritus" following their name on any plaques, signs, letterhead, and the like.

(10) Only those individuals who qualify under OAR 806-010-0020(1)(a), (b), and (c) may use the title “Architectural Intern”. No other title using any derivative of the term architect may be used by an intern.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.050, 671.060, 671.065, 671.080 & 671.085
Hist.: BAE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-04; BAE 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-05; BAE 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-06; BAE 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-09

806-010-0040

Certificates

(1) Certificates shall be signed by the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Administrator and shall have an impression of the Seal of the Board.

(2) When a certificate previously issued has been lost or destroyed, a charge for a duplicate shall be made to cover the expense of such duplicate certificate. (See Schedule of Actual Fees, OAR 806-010-0105)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.085
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 7, f. 6-5-69, ef. 8-22-69; AE 11, f. 2-15-74, ef. 3-11-74; AE 19(Temp), f. & ef. 10-7-77; AE 20, f. & ef. 12-20-77; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 1-1987, f. & ef. 3-30-87; BAE 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98

806-010-0045

Stamps, Seals and Signatures

(1) Every registered architect shall have a stamp or seal bearing the name of the registrant only, together with the city and state in which the architect's principal office is located. The stamp or seal may include the architect's registration number issued by the Oregon Board.

(2) The seal must be one of crimp type, rubber stamp type; computer generated type, or may be electronic.

(3) All technical submissions which are required by public authorities for building permits or regulatory approvals, or are intended for construction purposes, including all addenda and other changes to such submissions, shall be sealed and signed by the architect.

(4) The term "signature" or "signed" as used in ORS Chapter 671 means the following:

(a) A handwritten or digital representation of your handwritten identification that represents the act of putting your name on a document to attest to its validity. The handwritten or digital representation must be:

(A) An original written by hand;

(B) A scanned image of an original, handwritten identification; or

(C) A digital identification that is an electronic authentication process attached to or logically associated with an electronic document.

(b) Signatures must be:

(A) Permanently affixed to the document(s) being certified;

(B) Applied to the document by the identified licensee;

(C) Placed across the seal/stamp of the licensee.

(D) Unique to the licensee using it;

(E) Capable of independent verification;

(F) Under the exclusive control of the licensee using it.

(5) The stamp with the registrant's manual or digital signature must appear on the original title page of specifications and on every sheet of the drawings intended for permit and construction, whether or not the project is exempt under ORS 671.030, and must be the stamp of a registered, legally responsible member or employee of the firm. The originals may be reproduced for permit and construction purposes.

(6) By signing and sealing a technical submission the architect represents that the architect was in responsible control over the content of such technical submissions during their preparation and has applied the required professional standard of care.

(7) An architect may not seal and sign, or countersign, or allow his or her seal or signature to be affixed to any architectural plans, drawings, documents, specifications or reports not prepared by him or her or under his or her responsible control and supervision.

(a) Reviewing, or reviewing and editing, specifications and documents intended for permit and construction after they have been prepared by others does not constitute the exercise of responsible control and supervision because the reviewer has neither control over nor detailed knowledge of the content of such submissions throughout their preparation.

(b) Any architect signing or sealing technical submissions not prepared by that architect, but prepared under the architect's responsible control by persons not regularly employed in the office where the architect is resident, will maintain and make available to the Board, upon request, adequate records to demonstrate the nature and extent of the architect's control over, and detailed knowledge of, such technical submissions throughout their preparation.

(8) Notwithstanding other sections of this rule, a successor registered architect may complete a deceased or disabled architect's drawings and specifications intended for permitting and construction as though they were the successor's original, but must perform a thorough review and will become fully responsible for the content. The successor registered successor architect must use his or her own title block, seal, and signature, and must remove the title block, seal, and signature of the deceased or disabled architect.

[ED. NOTE: Images referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.020
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 11, f. 2-15-74, ef. 3-11-74; AE 2-1978, f. & ef. 3-6-78; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 3-1979, f. & ef. 11-29-79; AE 1-1996, f. 1-23-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; AE 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-97; BAE 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-99; BAE 3-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-00; BAE 4-2004, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-04; BAE 1-2012, f. & cert. e.f 1-4-12; BAE 3-2013, f. 12-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

806-010-0050

Supervision

(1) Supervision as mentioned in ORS 671.010(6), and as related to the practice of architecture shall mean the administration of the construction contract which includes:

(a) General administration of contracts and interpretation of construction documents during the construction phase;

(b) Observation of construction and evaluation of the work;

(c) Review of contractor's submittals; and

(d) Determination of substantial completion, and such other services as may be required in accordance with the accepted practice of architecture in Oregon.

(2) Architects must supervise all projects they stamp, with the exception of single-family residences. If the architect of record will not be providing the required supervision, he or she will forthwith advise in writing all involved permit issuing agencies of this fact as well as the Oregon Board of Architect Examiners.

(3) In accordance with ORS 671.010(6), supervision of the erection of non-exempt structures constitutes the practice of architecture and therefore must be provided by an Oregon registered architect or engineer who is capable of rendering independent judgment on matters relating to construction.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.010
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 6, f. 6-5-69; AE 2-1978, f. & ef. 3-6-78; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 1-1981, f. & ef. 3-5-81; AE 1-1996, f. 1-23-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; BAE 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-99; BAE 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-05

806-010-0060

Inactive Status and Reinstatement

(1) Inactive Status. Unless otherwise provided by the Board, a registration becomes inactive at the end of the grace periods, or on the 61st day following the renewal deadline if a registrant fails to meet renewal requirements in statute or rule (including, but not limited to, failure to comply with continuing education requirements or failure to pay renewal fees or penalties). A registrant may request inactive status registration prior to the 61st day following the renewal deadline. The Board may reinstate an inactive or Architect Emeritus registration to active status as provided in this rule. An inactive Oregon registration prohibits an individual from:

(a) practicing architecture in Oregon, as defined by statute and rule; and

(b) using the architect title in Oregon, as defined by statute and rule.

(2) Inactive for Five Years or less. An individual whose registration has been inactive in Oregon five years or less may be reinstated to active status by:

(a) Filing a current application for reinstatement;

(b) Demonstrating current professional proficiency, as outlined under subsection (6) of this rule; and

(c) Paying the reinstatement fee.

(3) Inactive Over Five Years: An individual who has not held an active registration in any Board approved jurisdiction for a period of longer than five years must comply with the requirements in subsection (2) of this rule and:

(a) Must pass the Jurisprudence Examination (JE). The JE will be administered in a manner approved by the Board. A score of 84% is the minimum passing score. Individuals will be notified of their test results. Test results may not be challenged. Individuals who do not pass the JE may not retest for at least 30 days.

(b) May be required to attend an oral interview with the Board. Individuals will be notified of the time and location of the oral interview after they have successfully passed the JE.

(4) Board Discretion: Regardless of the length of inactive registration, in addition to the requirements listed in subsection (2) above, the Board may require the additional items in subsection (3) and (5) if the individual has:

(a) Any legal history since their last Oregon renewal;

(b) Failed the JE more than three times.

(5) The following may be required as stated in subsection (4):

(a) Providing verification of meeting National Council of Architect Registration Board (NCARB) seismic requirements, or the equivalent, as determined by this Board; and

(b) Providing the Board with a current NCARB Council Record.

(c) Meeting current professional proficiency, as defined under subsection (6)(a) and (6)(b) of this rule.

(6) Current Professional Proficiency. For purposes of this rule, current professional proficiency may be established by:

(a) Submitting to the Board verifiable evidence of compliance with the aggregate continuing education hours (CEH) requirements for the reporting periods that the certificate was inactive in Oregon, or

(b) Satisfying the requirements of OAR 806-010-0020 or 806-010-0035.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.080
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 2-1978, f. & ef. 3-6-78; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 2-1980, f. & ef. 10-3-80; AE 1-1987, f. & ef. 3-30-87; AE 1-1996, f. 1-23-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; AE 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-97; BAE 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-99; BAE 3-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-00; BAE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-02; BAE 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-04; BAE 7-2006.f. & cert. ef. 12-13-06; BAE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-6-10; BAE 2-2010, f. 6-11-10, cert. ef. 10-3-10; BAE 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-12

806-010-0065

Definitions of Building Size Limitations

As set forth in ORS 671.030(2):

(1) "Ground Area" shall mean any projected or suspended occupied areas above the ground level in combination with areas in contact with the ground. Measurements in determining the ground area shall be taken from outside wall to outside wall and shall include the sum of the areas of all additions and the area of the original structure. The ground area of a building, or portion thereof, not provided with surrounding exterior walls shall be the usable area under the horizontal projection of the roof or floor above.

(2) "Height" shall be measured from the top surface of the lowest flooring to the highest interior overhead finish of the structure in determining whether a building exceeds the 20 foot height limitation. A basement floor is considered the lowest flooring when useable (i.e., storage, garage, etc.).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.030
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 1-1984, f. & ef. 8-22-84; BAE 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-99; BAE 7-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-02

806-010-0070

Definition of an Architect

(1) An "architect" is an individual who after education, practical experience, and examination has satisfied the Architectural Licensing Board of this state as to his or her proven competence in:

(a) Architectural administration including the application of codes and laws related to a building, a structure, or a group or groups of these units and their environment;

(b) Theory, history, practice, and aesthetics and their application to architecture;

(c) The analysis, planning, design, and the inspection of construction of buildings and structures, their component parts, related spaces, both internal and external, and their environment;

(d) The site development, structural, sanitary, mechanical, electrical, and other components pertaining thereto;

(e) The execution and administration of these disciplines, the related design professions, and other related skills.

(2) The architect must be currently registered and in good standing to practice architecture in this state.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670 & ORS 671
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.050
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 2-1978, f. & ef. 3-6-78; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 1-1984, f. & ef. 8-22-84

806-010-0075

The Practice of Architecture

(1) The "Practice of Architecture" is defined in ORS 671.010(6) and relates to the professional activities of the registered architect. These activities include all analysis, calculations, research, graphic presentation, literary expression, and advice essential to the preparation of necessary documents for the design and construction of buildings, structures and their related environment whether interior or exterior.

(2) Individuals/firms may participate in a public architectural design competition in Oregon without first being registered by the Board if the individual/firm holds an active registration to practice architecture in another jurisdiction recognized by the Board subject to all of the following:

(a) The individual/firm may use the architect title by complying with OAR 806-010-0037.

(b) If selected as the architect for the project, the individual must apply for Oregon architect registration and will not perform further architectural services on the project until registered by the Oregon Board.

(c) Prior to performing architectural services on the project under any firm name, the architect's firm must meet the requirements of OAR 806-010-0080, 806-010-0110, and ORS 671.041, and become registered with the Oregon Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670 & 671
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.010
Hist.: AE 5, f. 12-22-64; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 1-1984, f. & ef. 8-22-84; BAE 4-2005, f. 8-29-05, cert. ef. 8-30-05; BAE 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-06; BAE 2-2006(Temp), f. 3-14-06, cert. ef. 3-15-06 thru 9-8-06; BAE 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 9-5-06

806-010-0078

Construction Contractor Offering Architectural Services

(1) For purposes of this rule, the following definitions apply:

(a) "Offering services" means manifesting a willingness to provide services, either orally or in writing, such that another person may reasonably believe that their assent to the services is invited and will establish an agreement.

(b) "Appurtenant" services are those services that relate to the construction trade, which include constructing, altering, repairing, or improving real estate.

(2) The architect and firm registration requirements of ORS 671.010 to 671.220 do not prevent a construction contractor from offering services constituting the practice of architecture when all of the following conditions are met:

(a) The construction contractor holds an active license under ORS Chapter 701;

(b) The services offered by the construction contractor, constituting the practice of architecture, are appurtenant to construction services to be provided by the contractor;

(c) The services constituting the practice of architecture are performed by an architect or architects registered under ORS 671.010 to 671.220; and

(d) The offer by the construction contractor discloses in writing that the contractor is not an architect and identifies the registered architect or architects that will perform the services constituting the practice of architecture.

(3) For the purposes of meeting the requirements of OAR 806-010-0075(2), the primary contract or agreement to provide architectural services for such an architectural project may be between the general contractor and the architect or firm providing architectural services.

(4) An architect performing or identified as an architect that will perform the services constituting the practice of architecture as provided in subsection (2) of this rule must notify the Board, in writing, within thirty (30) days if, after the contractor is retained by the owner, the architect ceases to provide the architectural services identified in the offer by the construction contractor.

(5) Construction contractors who violate any portion of this rule may be practicing architecture or using the architect title in violation of ORS 671.020. As such, the contractor may be subject, under ORS 671.220, to sanctions and civil penalties of up to $5,000 per violation.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.020, 671.030, 671.100 & 671.220
Hist.: BAE 6-2002, f. 8-14-02 cert. ef. 8-15-02; BAE 4-2005, f. 8-29-05, cert. ef. 8-30-05

806-010-0080

Architectural Firms

(1) As used in this rule and OAR 806-010-0105 (Schedule of Actual Fees), architectural firm is defined as any firm that provides architectural services in the state of Oregon including:

(a) Corporations (refer to OAR 806-010-0110 for specific rules relating to corporate or assumed business names);

(b) Partnerships;

(c) Limited liability companies;

(d) Individuals practicing under an assumed business name (refer to OAR 806-010-0110 for specific rules relating to corporate or assumed business names).

(2) Prior to practicing architecture in this state, an architectural firm must apply for and obtain registration with the Board.

(3) An architectural firm must be identified as being engaged in the practice of architecture. If the firm name uses the plural form of "architect," the firm must have more than one architect registered in any NCARB recognized jurisdiction associated with the firm as a principal, partner, or employee.

(4) An architectural firm name may contain numbers, as long as the firm name is not misleading to the public (i.e., "Three Oregon Architects" must have three architects registered in Oregon).

(5) Additional requirements for registration are as follows:

(a) Corporations: At least 2/3 of the Board of Directors must be architects or engineers registered in any NCARB recognized jurisdiction. At least 1/3 of the Board of Directors must be registered as architects in any NCARB recognized jurisdiction. At least one director of the corporation must be an Oregon registered architect and make architectural decisions and sign/stamp all plans on Oregon architectural projects. If a corporation was in continuous existence since September 29, 1991, and at least 51% of the corporation is owned by an Oregon registered architect or engineer, the corporation is exempt from typical ownership requirements, but must still meet all other firm name requirements.

(b) Partnerships: At least 2/3 of the partners must be architects or engineers registered in any NCARB recognized jurisdiction and represent at least 2/3 ownership interest in the partnership. At least 1/3 of the partners must be registered as architects in any NCARB recognized jurisdiction. At least one partner must be an Oregon registered architect and make architectural decisions and sign/stamp all plans on Oregon architectural projects.

(c) Limited Liability Companies (LLC): At least 2/3 of the members of an LLC must be architects or engineers registered in any NCARB recognized jurisdiction and represent at least 2/3 ownership interest in the LLC. At least 1/3 of the members must be registered as architects in any NCARB recognized jurisdiction. At least one member of the LLC must be an Oregon registered architect and make architectural decisions and sign/stamp all plans on Oregon architectural projects.

(6) Application for registration of an architectural firm, whose existence required registration with the state in which it was formed, must include a certificate of existence, not more than 60 days old, from the Secretary of State of the state in which the architectural firm was formed.

(7) Upon receipt of an application with the supporting documentation and proof of compliance with the firm registration and name requirements and upon receipt of the registration fee, the Board will issue a certificate of registration which will remain in effect until January 31st of the year following the date initial certification is granted (See Schedule of Actual Fees, OAR 806-010-0105(5)).

(8) On or before January 31st of each year, an architectural firm shall submit an application for annual renewal accompanied by the renewal fee (See Schedule of Actual Fees, OAR 806-010-0105). The renewal application must list:

(a) The names and addresses of all directors, members, or partners in the firm.

(b) Whether the directors, members, or partners are registered or licensed architects or engineers; and

(c) The jurisdictions in which the directors, members, or partners are registered or licensed.

(d) The signature of the firm representative taking responsibility for the information contained in the firm renewal application and attachments. The firm representative must be an officer or voting member of the firm, or have ownership interest in the firm.

(9) An architectural firm may renew firm registration not later than 30 days after the renewal deadline without penalty, upon submission of the renewal application and payment of the renewal fee.

(a) An architectural firm may renew firm registration between 31 and 60 days after the renewal deadline, upon submission of the renewal application, payment of the renewal fee, plus a penalty equal to the amount of the renewal fee.

(b) On the 61st day following the renewal deadline, the architectural firm who fails to pay the renewal fee plus the penalty will forfeit the firm registration and must not practice architecture under the firm name.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.041
Hist.: AE 11, f. 2-15-74, ef. 3-11-74; AE 16(Temp), f. & ef. 5-17-77; AE 17, f. & ef. 9-22-77; AE 2-1978, f. & ef. 2-6-78; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 1-1987, f. & ef. 3-30-87; AE 1-1996, f. 1-23-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; AE 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-97; BAE 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; BAE 3-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-00; BAE 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-01; BAE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-02; BAE 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 4-11-03; BAE 5-2004, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-04; BAE 5-2005, f. 8-29-05, cert. ef. 8-30-05; BAE 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-5-09

806-010-0090

Renewal of Architect Registration

(1) The renewal deadline for architect registration certificates ending in odd-numbers is July 1, 2013. For all subsequent renewals, the renewal deadline for architect registration certificates ending in odd-numbers is December 31st of odd-numbered years. The renewal deadline for architect registration certificates ending in even-numbers is July 1, 2014. For all subsequent renewals, the renewal deadline for architect registration certificates ending in even-numbers is December 31st of even-numbered years. Architect registration certificates issued by this board expire at the end of the established grace periods in ORS 671.080. To renew, the registrant must:

(a) Submit a current renewal form, fully completed and received in the board office on or before the renewal deadline of the year in which the registration expires;

(b) Pay all required renewal fees, including any applicable late fees, specified in OAR 806-010-0105; and

(c) Provide any required evidence that the requirements for continuing education in OAR 806-010-0145 have been met.

(2) If a registrant fails to have a certificate renewed on or before the renewal deadline of the year in which the registration expires the registrant is delinquent. The registrant may renew the certificate during the established grace periods by submitting a complete renewal, as follows:

(a) Not later than July 31st of the year 2013 or 2014 in which the registration expires, including payment of the renewal fee and any applicable late CEH reporting fee. For all subsequent renewals, not later than the 30th day after the renewal deadline, including payment of the renewal fee and any applicable late CEH reporting fee; or

(b) After July 31st, but before August 30th of 2013 or 2014 in which the registration expires, including payment of the renewal fee, the late renewal fee, and any applicable late CEH reporting fee. For all subsequent renewals, after the 30th day after the renewal deadline, but before the 61st day after the renewal deadline, including payment of the renewal fee, the late renewal fee, and any applicable late CEH reporting fee.

(3) On August 30th following the renewal deadline in 2013 or 2014, and on the 61st day following the renewal deadline in all subsequent years, the certificate of the registrant who fails to provide a complete renewal application and pay all applicable fees shall become inactive in Oregon. Reinstatement to active status must be in accordance with the provisions of OAR 806-010-0060.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670 & 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.080
Hist.: AE 18(Temp), f. 10-4-77; AE 21, f. & ef. 12-20-77; AE 1-1979, f. 5-31-79, ef. 6-1-79; AE 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-92; BAE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-02; BAE 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-03; BAE 2-2008, f. 3-7-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; BAE 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-12; BAE 5-2012, f. 12-19-12, cert. ef. 12-31-12

806-010-0095

Filing and Maintenance of Current Contact Information

(1) Each person holding a certificate of registration to practice architecture in Oregon and each person filing any application form with the Board must file proper and current contact information with the Board to include all of the following:

(a) Both work and home addresses,

(b) Telephone numbers for both work and home;

(c) Fax numbers for both work and home, as applicable;

(d) At least one email address; and

(e) A designation of which is the preferred address, fax, phone, and email to which the Board may contact the certificate holder or applicant.

(2) Each architectural firm registered with this Board must provide proper and current contact information with the Board to include all of the following:

(a) The firm’s mailing and street address;

(b) Telephone number;

(c) Fax number;

(d) The name of the firm’s representative through which the Board may contact the firm; and

(e) Email address of the firm representative.

(3) Each applicant, registered architect, candidate, architectural firm, and holders of Architect Emeritus status must maintain contact information by notifying the Board in writing of changes to any and all contact information required under subsections (1) and (2) of this rule within 60 days of such a change.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.041, 671.050, 671.080 & 671.125
Hist.: AE 1-1981, f. & ef. 3-5-81; AE 1-1987, f. & ef. 3-30-87; BAE 9-2002, f. & cert. ef. 12-12-02; BAE 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-5-09

806-010-0105

Fee Schedule

(1) Initial Registration:

(a) One year or less — $75;

(b) More than one year to two years — $150;

(2) Renewal — $200 (Fee for renewal in 2013 and 2014 is $250);

(a) Late Renewal — $100;

(b) Late CEH — $100;

(3) Examination Application Fee — $75;

(4) Reciprocal Application Fee — $100;

(5) Duplicate Wallet Card or Certificate — $25;

(6) Firm Registration — $100;

(7) Firm Renewal — $100;

(8) Reinstatement — $400;

(9) Miscellaneous:

(a) Labels, lists, or computer disk of licensees — $50;

(b) Copying charges:

(A) The first 5 pages — free;

(B) Additional pages — $0.25 per page.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.085
Hist.: AE 3-1983, f. 1-12-83, ef. 3-1-83; AE 2-1984, f. & ef. 10-23-84; AE 1-1986, f. 11-12-86, ef. 11-13-86; AE 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-88; AE 2-1988, f. & cert. ef. 9-9-88; AE 4-1992, f. & cert. ef. 9-2-92; AE 1-1996, f. 1-23-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; AE 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-97; BAE 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; BAE 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-01; BAE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-02; BAE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-02; BAE 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-03; BAE 2-2008, f. 3-7-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; BAE 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-10; BAE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-11; BAE 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-12; BAE 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-12-13

806-010-0110

Corporate/Assumed Business Names

(1) Architects practicing under an "assumed" or a "corporate" name must file such name annually with the Board as part of their firm renewal application process. Such filing shall include any changes to the names of all stockholders of the corporation or all principals or partners of the firm or partnership.

(2) A name is considered to be "assumed" when it is other than the real and true name of each person conducting business in this state or having an interest therein (e.g., J. L. Smith; Smith, Smith and Jones; Architectonics and the like).

(3) When wording is used in a corporate or assumed business name to suggest the existence of additional principals, directors, partners or associates, the reference must be to existing persons currently within the firm, corporation, limited liability company, or partnership.

(a) Wording which suggests the existence of additional principals within the meaning of this rule includes "Associated," "Group," "& Associates," "Partners" and the like.

(b) Use of such wording requires at least one architect and at least two design-related professionals associated with the firm as principals, partners, or employees in order to be registered by the Board as a firm allowed to provide architectural services.

(4) The corporate or assumed business name must identify the corporation, firm or partnership as being engaged in the practice of architecture (e.g., "Architects," "An Architectural P.C.," "Architecture and Planning" and the like).

(5) The corporate or assumed business name may not include the surname of any person not presently or previously associated in the practice of architecture or engineering in any jurisdiction recognized by NCARB with the named entity or its members or predecessors.

(6) An architectural firm, corporation (professional or general); limited liability company; or partnership may not use the position or title "Principal" or "Partner" unless the title refers to a person who has a financial interest in the entity.

(7) An architectural firm may use the plural form of architect in the firm name only if the firm has more than one architect, actively registered in any state or territory of the United States or Canadian Province, associated with the firm as principals, partners, or employees; and at least one of the architects is actively registered in Oregon under ORS 671.010 to 671.220.

(8) An architectural firm name may contain numbers as long as the firm name is not misleading to the public (i.e., "Three Oregon Architects" must have three architects registered in Oregon).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.041
Hist.: AE 1-1984, f. & ef. 8-22-84; AE 1-1987, f. & ef. 3-30-87; AE 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-97; BAE 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; BAE 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-99; BAE 6-2001, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-01; BAE 8-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-02; BAE 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 4-11-03; BAE 5-2005, f. 8-29-05, cert. ef. 8-30-05

806-010-0115

Construction Document Modification

Modifications to construction documents for buildings/structures are an integral part of the practice of architecture; and as such, additional drawings and specifications which become part of change orders and/or addenda to alter those documents must bear the stamp and signature, as required, of the registered architect or engineer responsible for the modifications.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.020
Hist.: AE 1-1984, f. & ef. 8-22-84; BAE 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98

806-010-0120

Planning and Designing a Building

The planning and designing of a building referred to in ORS 671.010(6), commences with the initial client/architect contact and progresses logically through the development of the construction documents:

(1) Planning and designing a building includes, but is not limited to, the determination of design objectives, space requirements, space relationships, systems, flexibility/expansibility and site requirements. There are four distinct areas of concern: Aesthetics (what the building should look and feel like); technology (how it can be built, control of interior environment and selection of materials); economics (the limitations of the budget); and function (what the building is to do).

(2) The planning and designing of the building culminates in the development of the construction documents. Construction documents include, but are not limited to, the architectural drawings, structural drawings, mechanical and electrical drawings, specifications and bidding documents. Except as provided in ORS 479.860, 671.025 requires construction documents for non-exempt work to be stamped by an Oregon registered architect or professional engineer. The construction documents must be drawn to scale and fully relate the nature and extent of work proposed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670 & ORS 671
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.010
Hist.: AE 1-1986, f. 11-12-86, ef. 11-13-86; BAE 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-01

806-010-0125

Definitions

The term, "appurtenances," mentioned in the definition of the Practice of Architecture in ORS 671.010(6), refers to those systems, equipment and/or elements, whether interior or exterior, that are necessary to the overall function of a building.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.010
Hist.: AE 2-1987, f. & ef. 6-3-87

806-010-0130

Architect Emeritus

The title of "Architect Emeritus" may be granted, at the discretion of the Board of Architect Examiners, upon written request from an Oregon registered architect who is currently in good standing with the Board:

(1) To be eligible for consideration, the architect must:

(a) Be at least 60 years of age;

(b) Have practiced architecture in Oregon for a period of not less than 20 years; and

(c) Have been an Oregon resident during the architect's active architectural practice and licensure by this Board for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years.

(2) Once granted "Architect Emeritus" status, the Architect Emeritus will no longer be required to pay the annual renewal fee to the Board of Architect Examiners.

(3) Although the Architect Emeritus granted such status may use the title "Architect Emeritus" following their name on any plaques, signs, letterhead and the like, the Architect Emeritus is no longer eligible to practice architecture in Oregon and may not so indicate.

(4) Should the Architect Emeritus wish to return to active practice, the Architect Emeritus must comply with the reinstatement requirements found in OAR 806-010-0060.

(5) The Board reserves the right to review special requests for "Architect Emeritus" status.

(6) The Board will issue a certificate to those receiving "Architect Emeritus" status signed by the Board Chair.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.085
Hist.: AE 1-1992, f. 1-9-92, cert. ef. 1-10-92; AE 1-1996, f. 1-23-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; BAE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-02

806-010-0140

Use of the “AIA” Acronym

In accordance with ORS 671.020(1) & (6), 671.030(1), and 671.220(5), the “AIA” acronym may be used to signify professional membership in the American Institute of Architects following the name of a person or entity, providing the person or entity using "AIA" is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Architects and is licensed or registered and in good standing in a jurisdiction recognized by the Board. No person or entity using the “AIA” designation may use it in a manner that misrepresents whether the person is licensed or the entity is registered by the Board to practice architecture in Oregon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.020 & 671.030
Hist.: AE 1-1995, f. 10-31-95, cert. ef. 12-1-95; AE 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-97; BAE 6-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09

806-010-0145

Continuing Education

(1) Required to Practice:

(a) In order to continue to practice architecture in Oregon, every person holding an active certificate of registration with this Board must meet continuing education requirements as part of the renewal process outlined in OAR 806-010-0090.

(b) Failure to comply with all continuing education requirements will result in additional fees, non-renewal of the architect’s registration, or other disciplinary action.

(c) A Continuing Education Hour (CEH) is one continuous instructional hour (50 to 60 minutes of contact) spent in structured educational activities intended to increase or update the architect’s knowledge and competence in Health, Safety and Welfare subjects. If the provider of the structured educational activities prescribes a customary time for completion of such an activity, then such prescribed time shall, unless the Board finds the prescribed time to be unreasonable, be accepted as the architect’s time for CEH purposes irrespective of actual time spent on the activity.

(2) Purpose and Scope: These rules establish CEH requirements to ensure that all architects remain informed of those technical subjects necessary to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public. These rules apply to all architects in Oregon.

(3) Requirements:

(a) To renew or reinstate registration, in addition to other requirements, an architect must have acquired the minimum CEH during each two-year renewal cycle since the architect's last renewal, or be exempt from these CEH requirements.

(b) Within a two-year renewal cycle, a minimum of 24 CEH must be acquired in subjects that relate to safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

(c) Health, Safety and Welfare subjects are those technical and professional subjects deemed appropriate to safeguard the public and that are necessary for the proper evaluation, design, construction, and utilization of buildings and the built environment, including but not limited to the following enumerated areas:

(A) Building Systems: structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communications, security, fire protection;

(B) Construction Contract Administration: contracts, bidding, contract negotiations.

(C) Construction Documents: drawings, specifications, delivery methods;

(D) Design: urban planning, master planning, building design, site design, interiors, safety and security measures;

(E) Environmental: energy efficiency, sustainability, natural resources, natural hazards, hazardous materials, weatherproofing, insulation;

(F) Legal: laws, codes, zoning, regulations, standards, life safety, accessibility, ethics, insurance to protect owners and public;

(G) Materials and Methods: construction systems, products, finishes, furnishings, equipment;

(H) Pre-Design: land use analysis; programming, site selection, site and soils analysis, surveying;

(I) Preservation: historic, reuse, adaptation;

(4) Initial Registration and Reissued Certificates: An individual who receives an initial or reissued certificate to practice architecture in Oregon will comply with the CEH requirements on a pro-rated basis, calculated at one CEH per month, beginning with the first full month following the month of issuance or reissuance, through the end of the renewal cycle.

(5) Reporting and Record Keeping:

(a) An architect must complete and submit forms approved by the board certifying to the architect's having acquired the required CEH;

(b) An architect's submission may be selected for review by the board for verification of compliance with these requirements. Evidence of compliance must be maintained by the architect for four years from the date of completion of the CEH. If selected for CEH review by the Board, the architect must provide such evidence to verify attendance at reported CEH activities;

(c) If the board provides written notice that an architect has not met the CEH requirements, the architect shall have 60 days from such notice to complete the required number of CEH and pay the late CEH fee. Such CEH may not be used to meet the requirements of any subsequent renewal. Failure to pay the fee or complete required CEH shall subject the architect to disciplinary action.

(d) Acceptable CEH activities must be reported in a minimum of one-hour segments.

(e) Time spent on the same continuing education course, even if obtained on different dates, may be used only once during any renewal period to meet CEH requirements.

(f) CEH must be acquired during the two year renewal cycle.

(g) Any false statements or misrepresentations with respect to course attendance or any other aspect of continuing educational activity shall subject the architect to license revocation or other disciplinary action.

(h) CEH may be reported on a current Board renewal form or by submitting a transcript from the American Institute of Architects, Continuing Education Program, that document CEH earned by the architect during the two year renewal cycle.

(6) Activities: All CEH are required to be in structured activities in which at least 75% of an activity’s content and instructional time must be devoted to health, safety, and welfare subjects related to the practice of architecture, including courses of study or other activities under the areas identified as health, safety, and welfare, as defined under OAR 806-010-0145(3), and provided by qualified individuals or organizations whether delivered by direct contact or distance learning methods.

(7) Activities Not Allowed: All architects are required to obtain continuing education in subjects that relate to the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The following continuing education activities do not qualify for meeting CEH requirements:

(a) Time spent in unstructured programs or self-directed study.

(b) Time spent on architectural educational tours of cities, buildings, or public places, unless there is a significant HSW component to the tour curriculum.

(c) Time spent in any teaching program sharing professional skills, such as the Architects in Schools (AIS) program.

(d) Time spent as a mentor for a person enrolled in the IDP program.

(8) Exemptions: An architect may be exempt from Oregon’s CEH requirements if the architect submits acceptable documentation that for not less than 18 months of the current renewal cycle the architect has met one of the following exemption criteria:

(a) Has served honorably on active duty in the military service;

(b) Individual hardship, which shall include health (certified by a medical doctor) or other good cause. The architect must provide any information requested by the Board to assist in substantiating hardship cases. Individual hardship exemption is granted at the sole discretion of the Board.

[ED. NOTE: Schedules & Forms referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.125 & 671.080
Hist.: BAE 1-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-00; BAE 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-00; BAE 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-01; BAE 3-2002, f. 7-10-02 cert. ef. 7-15-02; BAE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-02; BAE 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-03; BAE 5-2004, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-04; BAE 7-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-06; BAE 2-2008, f. 3-7-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; BAE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-6-10; BAE 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-12

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