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                                                                                                  interior design
                                                                                              landscape architecture
Volume V, Issue 1                                                                                                                   Summer 2000

 chairman’s column                                  registration by mail, please include                   required to generate to comply with
      Steven t. ellinger, AIA                       your e-mail address.* The “future” is                  various statutory requirements, this one
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○               right around the corner, and we all                    is the most interesting to read.
    It’s around 11:00 p.m. on a Friday              need to be prepared.                                        Finally, let me say that I am excited
evening, and you’re sitting at your                     We at TBAE just completed our                      about the opportunity to serve as
computer drinking a stout decaf. Your               Strategic Plan for 2001-2005.                          Chairman of TBAE. All of the Board
computer beeps to indicate that you                 Completing a strategic plan requires                   members and staff make my job much
have e-mail, and you open your mail                 standing back and reviewing where                      easier by being so dedicated to their
to find that TBAE has sent you a                    the agency is and thinking about                       charge. We have a number of upcoming
reminder to pay your registration                   where the agency wants to be in the                    legislative issues to keep us busy, along
renewal prior to the deadline, which                future. It is something that TBAE is                   with continuing work on rules,
you easily take care of on the spot via             required to do every two years. Our                    enforcement cases, and ARE exam
credit card. Additionally, an updated               most recent Plan is on our Web site                    issues. Stay tuned. I encourage you
quarterly TBAE Bulletin is attached.                at www.tbae.state.tx.us/home/                          to take a leap to our Web site and
This already is today’s preferred mode              strategicplan.html. It is a com-                       explore!
of communication and transacting                    prehensive look at the agency’s                             *Please note that information you
business, and it is the way TBAE plans              past, current, and future concerns and                 provide to TBAE becomes public
to be communicating with you in the                 needs. The Plan provides a clear                       information.o
near future. Please don’t panic if you              understanding of what we are and,
don’t have e-mail. But for those of you             more importantly, what we hope to
who do, when you renew your                         be. Of all the reports the agency is                            what’s inside
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Codification of Statutes                            interior design, real property and                        Health, Safety, and Welfare ....... 2
    The Texas Legislative Council is                housing, industrial trades, motor                         Insight from the Executive
engaged in the codification of the                  vehicles and transportation, and other                        Director ................................ 2
Texas statutes that relate to the                   occupations will be presented during                      What’s New
licensing and regulation of certain                 the next regular session of the                             Agency ................................. 3
professions and business practices.                 Legislature and, if enacted by the                          Architecture ......................... 7
The purpose of the Council’s statutory                                                                          Interior Design .................... 9
                                                    Legislature, will comprise the
                                                                                                                Landscape Architecture .... 10
revision program is to make the                     remainder of the Occupations Code.
statutes more accessible, under-                        TBAE will formally review drafts of                   Enforcement Issues and
standable, and usable.                                                                                           Actions ............................... 10
                                                    Title 6, “Regulation of Engineering,
    During the 76th legislative session,            Architecture, and Related Practices,”                     Rules Review .......................... 12
the Legislature enacted the                         Subtitle B, “Regulation of Architecture                   Questions and Answers ......... 14
Occupations Code, which will codify                 and Related Practices,” Chapters 1051,
                                                                                                              Board Meeting Highlights ....... 16
statutes relating to health professions,            1052, and 1053 for Architects (249a),
financial and legal services, law                   Landscape Architects (249c) and                           CEPH Log ............................... 17
enforcement and security professions,               Interior Designers (249e), respectively.                  Continuing Education Rules .. 18
and other occupations. A codification                   The Texas Legislative Council will                    TBAE Details ........................... 23
of statutes relating to engineering,                send preliminary drafts of these
architecture, landscape architecture,                                                                         Important Dates ............. On Back
                                                    chapters to TBAE in late August.o
                                                                  Board Members
                                                      Steven T. Ellinger, AIA - Chairman, Abilene, TX
Chao-Chiung Lee, AIA - Vice-Chairman, Houston, TX                                                              Alan R. Lauck - Secretary-Treasurer, Dallas, TX
Paula C. Day - Public Member, Fort Worth, TX                                                                Anthony Trevino, Jr. - Public Member, Laredo, TX
John Only Greer, FAIA, CCS - Architect, Bryan, TX                                              Cleveland Turner, III, ASLA - Landscape Architect, Amarillo, TX
D. Virginia Roberts - Public Member, Austin, TX                                                                  R. Nolen Willis, AIA - Architect, Houston, TX
Volume V, Issue 1                                   Cathy L. Hendricks, ASID, IIDA, Executive Director                                                         1
                                          health - safety - welfare
Enforcement:                    Avoid a Referral From TDLR!                                You should be aware of these important highlights:
512 305 8530
Public Information:                 State law provides that an architect, interior
                                                                                           · Plans and specifications for buildings or facili-
512 305 9000                    designer, or landscape architect who has overall
                                                                                           ties with an estimated construction cost of $50,000
Accounting:                     responsibility for a project costing $50,000 or
                                                                                           or more must be submitted to the ICP or to TDLR
512 305 8540                    more which is subject to the Architectural Barriers
Examinations:                                                                              within five business days after being signed,
                                Act is responsible for submitting the project’s
512 305 8527                                                                               sealed, and dated.
                                plans and specifications for review by the
Pocket Cards:                   deadline. As of September 1, 1999, design                  · If construction has commenced before the
512 305 8543                                                                               documents have been sealed, the design profes-
                                professionals must submit the plans and
Reinstatement:
                                specifications to an independent contract provider         sional still must submit them within five days after
512 305 8528
Reciprocity:                    (ICP) or to the Texas Department of Licensing              affixing the seal, signature, and date.
512 305 8526                    and Regulation (TDLR) within five days after               · If plans and specifications are not submitted
Executive Director’s            sealing, signing, and dating them.                         prior to completion of construction, they must be
Office: 512 305 8535                TDLR’s administrative rule §68.20(a) says,             submitted to TDLR — not to an ICP.
                                “Construction documents covering each subject
                                                                                           · A completed project registration form and
                                building or facility with an estimated construction cost
                                                                                           review fee should be submitted with the sealed
    The TBAE Bulletin is        of $50,000 or more shall be shipped, postmarked or
                                                                                           documents if possible.
published by the Texas          received by the department or contract provider not
Board of Architectural Ex-      later than five business days after the registered         · Separate project registration forms are required
aminers as an educational
                                design professional places the applicable                  for phased construction or “fast track” construction
and informational service
                                professional seal on the construction documents.”          projects. See §68.70 of TDLR’s administrative rules.
to architects, interior
designers, landscape                This rule and other architectural barriers                 If plans and specifications are not submitted
architects, building of-        administrative rules went into effect on June 26,          within 5 days after they are sealed, TDLR will refer
ficials, schools, and the
general public of the State
                                2000. Much of this information (including all of the       the matter to TBAE. If TBAE determines that the
of Texas. The purpose of        forms, an ICP list, and TDLR’s administrative rules)       registrant violated the Architectural Barriers Act,
this technical bulletin is to   is available on the Internet at www.license.               then TBAE can penalize the registrant up to $1000
inform all registrants of       state.tx.us (click on Architectural Barriers). You also    per violation or sanction the registrant via
important issues affect-
ing laws and practices in
                                may call TDLR at 512 463 3200.                             reprimand, suspension, or revocation.o


                                                       insight from the
the three professions
regulated by TBAE. The
Bulletin also helps to
define the roles of these
professions in relation to
the citizens of the State
of Texas.
                                                      executive director
     The official text of                                     Cathy L. Hendricks, ASID/IIDA
TBAE rules is filed with
the Office of the                    Every two years the Legislature is in session,        of facilities, enforcement hearings, and the new
Secretary of State for
publication in the Texas        and prior to every legislative session TBAE                scholarship fund. We think it is important to
Register.                       prepares a Legislative Appropriations Request              keep you informed on matters the agency will
     TBAE encourages            (LAR). The LAR is prepared and submitted after             address in the next legislative session, which
reproduction of this            the Strategic Plan is completed. The current LAR           begins January 2001.
bulletin with the appro-
priate acknowledgments.         covers the fiscal years 1999-2003 and presents                 This past spring the Board requested two
If you should have any          the past year’s accounting activities along with           formal opinions from Attorney General John
questions or comments           agency projections for future years. In addition           Cornyn. The first request asked for clarification
about the information in        to our existing budget items, the LAR includes a           and guidance for the Board regarding how to
this bulletin or wish to
order additional copies,        list of critical funding needs called “Exceptional         proceed with the administration of the
please contact: TEXAS           Items,” which are necessary because the                    scholarship fund for candidates taking the
BOARD OF ARCHITEC-              agency’s present funding is not sufficient to cover        Architect Registration Exam. The second
TURAL EXAMINERS, PO             requirements that were added to the agency’s               requested information about enforcement of the
Box 12337, Austin, TX
78711-2337 or Gail Hile,        responsibilities during the last legislative session.      Professional Services Procurement Act against
Managing Editor, 512 305        The items include increases in salaries for                governmental entities who do not abide by its
8544, e-mail gail.hile@         employees and funding for enforcement,                     mandates. Both opinions have been received.
tbae.state.tx.us                implementation of continuing education,                    You can access them from the Attorney
                                information technology and security, expansion                                         Continued on page 23

            2                                                                                                              Volume V, Issue 1
                                          WHAT’s NEW
                                                      AGENCY
Eat Those Lima Beans!                     requirements designed to equip            a larger volume of responses.
     In order to better protect the       him or her with the knowledge and             We also gathered important
health, safety, and welfare of the        skills necessary for responsible          profile data about our customers
citizens of Texas, it is essential that   professional practice. It also will       so we can obtain a clearer picture
all registered design professionals       assure consumers that design              of those we serve. With this
have uniformly high educational           professionals registered in Texas         information we will be able to set
standards. This was the consensus         are highly qualified to provide           goals     for   improving       our
of the Texas Legislature in May           services to their customers.              performance, which should enable
1999, when House Bill1248 was                The Legislature included a             us to better meet our customers’
enacted.                                  grandfather clause in House Bill          requirements and expectations.
     Do you remember when you             1248 so that the new educational              Thank you to all who
were a kid and you had to stay at         requirements will not affect persons      participated in TBAE’s Customer
the dinner table and finish eating        who previously (prior to Septem-          Service Survey. We appreciate your
your lima beans after everyone else       ber 1, 1999) began working toward         taking the time to assist us in our
was excused to go outside and             the fulfillment of the registration       mission to continually improve our
play? Your beans were dry, cold,          requirements.                             performance.
and tasted really awful. If you had
eaten them when you first sat
                                          Customer Service Survey                   Emeritus Status
down, while the steam was still
drifting off the moist beans, they            The results of TBAE’s first               Emeritus status is available to
would have tasted a lot better. You       annual Customer Service Survey            registrants who are at least 62 years
might even have enjoyed them.             are in and, according to the results,     of age, in good standing, and retired
     Well, think of complying with the    we have met and even exceeded             from active practice. Once a
new educational requirements for          our goals. Customer satisfaction          registrant has been granted emeritus
design professionals as being a lot       is a top priority at TBAE. We hold        status, the registrant may not offer
like eating lima beans. If you take       ourselves to the highest standards        or perform professional services but
those extra classes and finish up         when it comes to serving our              may still use the title “architect,”
those degrees sooner rather than          customers and we continually              “landscape architect,” or “interior
later, the new requirements will be       monitor ourselves to determine            designer.” Emeritus registrants may
a lot easier to swallow. You also         whether or not we are:                    be subject to disciplinary action if
will be better prepared for the           · providing appropriate and               they continue to practice
registration examination and better       necessary customer services;              professionally after switching to
qualified to provide high quality                                                   emeritus status.
                                          · equipping our staff with the
services to your clients.                                                               Recently, changes were made to
                                          requisite skills and resources;
     The new mandates require that                                                  the emeritus rules for architects,
any applicant for architectural,          · continually improving our               landscape architects, and interior
landscape architectural, or interior      services by adding, combining, or         designers, and now any registrant
design registration in Texas must         eliminating steps or by adding            who wishes to switch to emeritus
have graduated from an educational        electronic processes; and                 status must apply on a form provided
program that is acceptable to the                                                   by the Board.
                                          · maintaining high performance
Board. The Board recently                                                               If an emeritus registrant wishes
                                          standards in terms of attitude, dili-
adopted rules that describe the                                                     to resume professional practice, the
                                          gence, and timeliness.
types of educational programs that                                                  registrant must request that his or
are acceptable. You can find all of           Because of time constraints,          her registration be returned to active
the rules on TBAE’s Web site,             the number of responses fell short        status. Please review the emeritus
www.tbae.state.tx.us.                     of what was expected. However, we         rules for your profession for more
     This is an important step            are confident that the results are        information (Rule 1.88 for architects,
forward for Texas. It is a way to         reflective of most of the customers       Rule 3.88 for landscape architects,
ensure that every Texas design            we serve. Future Customer Service         and Rule 5.99 for interior designers).
professional has satisfied a              Surveys will be implemented               These rules can be found on TBAE’s
comprehensive set of registration         earlier in the fiscal year to allow for   Web site under “Rules.”
                                                                                                      Continued on page 8

Volume V, Issue 1                                                                                                        3
                                           what’s new
Continuing Education                       refer to the chart below to determine      February 1, 2000 and February 1,
     At its meeting on May 19, 2000,       when you will be asked to report your      2001 (the year prior to your first
the Board adopted rules requiring          CEPH for the first time.                   reporting year), you will be able to
mandatory continuing education for             Eight hours may be carried over        carry over up to 8 hours and receive
each registrant in order to comply with    from the year immediately prior to the     credit for the February 1, 2001 to
the statutory changes enacted by the       year being reported.                       February 1, 2002 reporting year.
76th Texas Legislature. These rules            You must comply with the                    You may use the CEPH log on
will take effect on September 1, 2000.     continuing education requirements          page 17 of this bulletin. It also is
All registrants must satisfy an annual     during your first full renewal year that   available on TBAE’s Web site at
requirement that they complete at          occurs after September 1, 2000. For        www.tbae.state.tx.us. It is your
least eight continuing education           instance, if you are a landscape           responsibility to obtain and maintain
program hours (CEPH) related to            architect and your renewal date is         an annual log.
health, safety, or welfare. At least one   February 1st every year, you should             Please do not submit your log
of these hours must be related to          begin taking continuing education          every year. Each registrant must sign
barrier-free design. In order to ensure    courses on February 1, 2001. The           a statement on the annual renewal
that all registrants are up to speed       first time you will have to report         form to verify completion of the
before enforcement of these rules          whether you completed the                  required CEPH. A small percentage
begins, no reporting will be required      continuing education requirements          of registrants chosen at random will
until after September 1, 2001.             will be on the renewal notice you          be audited each renewal period.
     The first CEPH report will be due     receive for your February 1, 2002          Only if you are selected for audit will
on the registrant’s first renewal date     renewal. If you take any continu-          you be required to submit your CEPH
after September 1, 2001. Please            ing education classes between              log for review.
                                                                                      Verify completion of your first year of
                                                      Begin accrual of
       If your annual renewal date is:                                                CEPH by signing the statement on
                                                  Eight CEPH on this date:
                                                                                        your renewal form on this date:
  December 1     Interior Designers                 December 1, 2000                          December 1, 2001
  February 1     Landscape Architects               February 1, 2001                          February 1, 2002
  February 28    Architects                         February 28, 2001                         February 28, 2002
  June 1         Interior Designers                 June 1, 2001                              June 1, 2002
  July 31        Architects                         July 31, 2001                             July 31, 2002
  August 31      Landscape Architects               August 31, 2001                           August 31, 2002


Explore TBAE’s Web Site                        For instance, if you want to find      Registrants, Statutes, Certifi-
    TBAE’s Web site provides a             a list of accredited programs for          cation, Examinations, St u d y
tremendous amount of information           architecture or access a list of           Guides,      Emeritus     Status,
about the professions we regulate          ARE testing centers or find out            Reinstatement, Testing Centers,
and our purpose as a regulatory            about reciprocal registration for          etc.
agency for the State of Texas. In          architects, select “Architects” from          On the other hand, if you want
fact, our site provides so much            the top categories. If you want to         to get a copy of TBAE’s Strategic
information that a newcomer might          find out when the next Landscape           Plan, read the minutes of a
be overwhelmed. But finding the            Architectural Registration Exam is         particular board meeting, find out
information you need should not be         scheduled or access a copy of the          when the next board meeting is
difficult. First, decide if the            landscape architectural rules,             scheduled, learn how to file a
information you need pertains to           select “Landscape Architects.” If          complaint against a registrant or
our agency generally or is more            you are looking for a particular           nonregistgrant, or print a back
specific to one of the three               interior designer or wish to view the      issue of a TBAE Bulletin, select
professions we regulate. Then              interior design statute, select            “Home.” The vertical menu for
select one of the four primary             “Interior Designers.” The vertical         “Home” includes topics that apply
categories displayed across the            menus for these three primary              generally to TBAE’s role as a
top of every Web page.                     categories include topics like             regulatory agency, such as TBAE’s
                                                                                      mission, strategic plan, contacts,

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                                             WHAT’s NEW
enforcement issues, accounting,              reflects a direct effort to              the licensing efforts of interior
legislative issues, TBAE Bulletins,          undermine the interior design            designers, (ii) to take appropriate
etc.                                         licensing laws in effect in various      actions to oppose such efforts,
    If you just can’t find what you’re       states. Texas is one state where         or (iii) to provide Member Boards
looking for, contact Gail Hile at            an interior design licensing law         with information with which the
512 305 8544 or gail.hile@                   currently exists. The Texas Board        Member Boards may effectively
tbae.state.tx or sign our guestbook          of Architectural Examiners               oppose such efforts. Texas law
(located on the home page) where             (TBAE) believes that it would be         specifically prohibits the use of
you can leave comments about                 entirely inappropriate for TBAE to       state funds to influence the
your opinion of our Web site.                support a movement that is               passage or defeat of any
Please remember not to leave time-           inconsistent with current Texas          legislative measure. It would be
sensitive questions or comments              law, especially when TBAE is             inappropriate for NCARB to use
in the guestbook. If you have a              charged with implementation of           state funds paid by TBAE to
question about your own regis-               that very law. Through this letter,      NCARB to support any such
tration or application, check the            TBAE wishes to express its               lobbying effort.
Web site for the appropriate contact         strong opposition to any effort by
person.                                      NCARB to oppose interior design          For the above reasons, TBAE
                                             licensing laws.                          opposes Resolution 00-1. TBAE
NCARB Resolution 00-1                                                                 also encourages all Member
                                             TBAE also believes that the              Boards to oppose the resolution.”
     The following Resolution 00-1           proposed resolution is contrary to
titled “Opposition to Interior Design        NCARB’s stated mission. In                The original NCARB Resolution
Licensing” was proposed by the               Article III of its bylaws, NCARB      00-1 was amended before it reached
NCARB Board of Directors to be               describes its mission as one “to      the floor for a vote. The following
considered by NCARB’s Member                 safeguard the health, safety and      amendment did pass by a vote of 40
Boards at the June 2000 NCARB                welfare of the public and to assist   in favor, 5 against, and 1 abstention.
Annual Meeting:                              Member Boards in carrying out         Texas voted in favor of this resolution,
     “Resolved, inasmuch as the              their duties.” A significant          which was approved as follows:
     licensing of interior designers         number of NCARB Member                    “Resolved, inasmuch as the
     undermines the health, safety,          Boards include the imple-                 licensing of interior designers
     and welfare of the public in the        mentation of interior design              may not protect the health, safety,
     built environment, the National         licensing laws among their various        and welfare of the public in the
     Council of Architectural                duties. Any NCARB effort to               built environment, the National
     Registration Boards opposes the         oppose interior design licensing          Council of Architectural Regis-
     enactment of interior designer          laws would compromise the                 tration Boards opposes the
     licensing laws and directs the          interests of those Member                 enactment of additional interior
     Board of Directors (i) to monitor       Boards. It would be inappropriate         designer licensing laws and
     the licensing efforts of the interior   for any Member Board to be a              directs the Board of Directors (i)
     designers, (ii) to take appropriate     member of an organization which           to monitor the licensing efforts of
     actions to oppose such efforts,         officially and very publicly states       the interior designers, (ii) to take
     and (iii) to continue to support        that any of the laws implemented          appropriate actions to oppose
     Member Boards of the Council            by the member Board ‘under-               such efforts, and (iii) to continue
     with accurate information with          mines the health, safety, and             to support Member Boards of the
     which the Member Boards may             welfare of the public in the built        Council with accurate information
     effectively oppose such efforts.”       environment.’ Furthermore, it             with which the Member Boards
                                             does not appear that the                  may effectively oppose such
    At its meeting in May, the TBAE                                                    efforts.”
Board approved the following                 opposition of interior design
statement in opposition to Resolution        licensing laws would work to              This topic is on the agenda for
00-1. This statement was sent to             safeguard the health, safety, or      discussion at the August 23rd TBAE
all NCARB Member Boards:                     welfare of the public.                board meeting. Due to TBAE’s
    “Proposed NCARB Resolution 00-           TBAE strongly opposes the use         publication timeframe, the results of
    1, which has been submitted by           of NCARB funds to (i) monitor         that meeting cannot be provided in
    the Council Board of Directors,                                                this Bulletin.

Volume V, Issue 1                                                                                                         5
                                                   WHAT’s NEW
Issuing Design Documents in                  number must appear on each “page” of               Regular Session of the Texas
Electronic Format                            the electronic drawing file, and each              Legislature in the spring of 2003. The
    In response to comments from             “page” must be dated and                           review will determine if TBAE’s
numerous members of the three design         conspicuously marked to clearly                    purpose and mission are still valid or
professions, the Board has amended           indicate that the design documents                 need to be modified, expanded, or
the rules that regulate a registrant’s       depicted therein are incomplete and                eliminated. Sunset Review is an
ability to issue design documents in         may not be used for regulatory approval,           opportunity for our agency to identify
electronic format. The new rules are         permit, or construction. The date on               areas in need of improvement and find
found in Subchapter F of the Rules and       each page should be the date the                   ways to better serve the public. The
Regulations of the Board. They allow         registrant applies the required                    agency looks forward to the
a registrant to issue design documents       information on the electronic drawing              opportunity for meaningful comment
in electronic format whenever the            file or, if it is automatically applied,           regarding its performance and the need
registrant would be able to issue the        the date the registrant issues the                 for change. link is here.
same documents on paper.                     electronic drawing file.
    If a registrant wishes to issue a          1
                                                 Insert “Rule 1.103(f)” for architects, “Rule
final, sealed drawing, the registrant        3.103(f)” for landscape architects, or “Rule       Clarification: TBAE Addresses
may issue it in electronic format as long    5.113(f)” for interior designers.                      All regular correspondence
as the registrant places a specific            2
                                                Insert “Architect’s,” “Landscape Archi-         should be mailed to TBAE, PO
statement on the drawing in lieu of the      tect’s,” or “Interior Designer’s,” as              Box 12337, Austin, TX 78711-
registrant’s actual signature. Each          appropriate. •
                                                                                                2337.
“page” of the electronic drawing file                                                               If you have an express letter that
                                             Registration Numbers
should display the registrant’s seal, the                                                       requires a physical address, you
                                             Required in Advertisements
date, and the following statement:                                                              should use TBAE, 333 Guadalupe,
    This electronic drawing file is               TBAE wants to remind all                      Suite 2-350, Austin, TX 78701-3942.
    released under the authority of          registrants that as of January 1, 2001,                Most importantly, all renewal
    [registrant’s name, registration         the agency’s enforcement staff will                payments should be mailed to
    number] on [date], who maintains         begin to investigate violations of Rule            our lockbox in the pre-addressed
    the original file. This electronic       1.146 (architects), Rule 3.146                     envelope that you receive with
    drawing file may be used as a            (landscape architects), and Rule 5.156             each renewal notice. The lockbox
    background drawing. Pursuant to          (interior designers).                              address is TBAE, PO Box 13179,
    Rule _____1 of the Rules and                   These rules require registrants to           Austin, TX 78711-3179. No regular
    Regulations of the Texas Board of        include their professional registration            correspon-dence should be mailed
    Architectural Examiners, the user        numbers in all advertisements. The                 to the lockbox, and only the signed
    of this electronic drawing file agrees   Board has determined that, for                     and properly completed renewal
    to assume all responsibility for any     purposes of these rules, the term                  form should be included with your
    modification to or use of this           “advertisements” is limited to e-mail              renewal payment. The lockbox is
    drawing file that is inconsistent with   directories, Web sites, newspapers,                intended to handle the deposit of
    the requirements of the Rules and        and display advertisements (not free               your renewal payment in the most
    Regulations of the Texas Board of        listings) in telephone directories.                efficient manner, but it is not
    Architectural Examiners. No person            For firms that employ more than one           equipped to handle regular
    may make any modification to this        architect, landscape architect, or                 correspondence. Any other
    electronic drawing file without the      interior designer, only a single                   documents mailed to that address
    _______ 2 express written                registration number must be displayed.             will very likely be lost.
    permission.                                                                                     The agency has been notified
                                             Sunset Review Scheduled for 2003
    The date on each page should be                                                             that some registrants are not
the date the registrant applies the               TBAE is scheduled for review by the           receiving return envelopes with
required statement on the electronic         Texas Sunset Advisory Commission in                their renewal forms. The agency
drawing file or, if it is automatically      2003. The Sunset Advisory                          pays for this service and we want
applied, the date the registrant issues      Commission is an independent state                 to insure that all registrants receive
the electronic drawing file.                 agency composed of 10 individuals                  the service. Please send an e-mail
    If a registrant wishes to issue an       appointed by the Lieutenant Governor               message to echo.bacon@
incomplete drawing, the registrant           and the Speaker of the House. They                 tbae.state.tx.us if you do not
may issue it in electronic format as well.   will conduct a series of evaluations and           receive a pre-addressed envelope
The registrant’s name and registration       hearings which will culminate with the             with your renewal form.o
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                                         WHAT’s NEW
Texas Board Adopts NCARB IDP                  ARCHITECTURE                                 New indication forms will be
Requirements                                                                           mailed to each ARE candidate in
    The Texas Board of Architectural     implementation phase with China and           September to reflect the adjusted
Examiners has decided to adopt the       help to expedite the evaluation and           fees. To avoid delays in processing
NCARB IDP requirements as the IDP        accrediation process for Chinese              your voucher requests, be sure to
requirements currently in effect for     educational programs in architecture.         send a separate payment and
Texas architectural registration.                                                      indication form for each exam section.
                                         ARE Fee Changes
Individuals who wish to apply for
architectural registration in Texas         The following fees will take effect
must satisfy the IDP requirements        on October 1, 2000. Please note               Texas Test Centers
in effect at the time of enrollment in   that if TBAE does not receive your                The following is a list of all Texas
the IDP program.                         check in time to ensure that the              test centers for the ARE. You may
                                         Chauncey Group receives a voucher             call Prometric’s Registration Center at
                                         request from TBAE prior to                    800 479 6215 to schedule your
IDP Workbook Available from
                                         October 1st , you should adhere to            appointments. All of these test
NCARB
                                         the following fee schedule:                   centers must be open Monday
    A new record-keeping tool is                                                       through Saturday for ARE testing. If
available on the NCARB Web site             Pre-Design                       $92
                                            General Structures                92       you experience a problem with any
which will simplify your IDP                                                           location, please let us know about it.
                                            Lateral Forces                    92
paperwork. The IDP Training Unit
                                            Mech. & Electrical Systems        92       Abilene                   915   698    7858
Workbook uses an Excel                      Materials & Methods               92       Amarillo                  806   359    1037
spreadsheet format for recording            Construction Documents            92       Arlington                 817   572    6690
hours on a daily basis. The                 Site Planning                    143       Austin                    512   441    7020
Workbook converts hours into                Building Planning                143       Beaumont                  409   899    9798
Training Units and cumulatively             Building Technology              143       Bedford                   817   858    0084
tracks time daily, weekly, and multi-                                                  Corpus Christi            361   993    3793
weekly. This provides an at-a-glance         As you know, if you have failed a         El Paso                   915   587    7323
way for interns and their supervisors    section of the ARE, you must wait             Houston (Clearlake)       281   488    6144
to assess strong and weak training       at least 6 months before you can re-          Kingwood                  281   361    9243
areas. Each Workbook consists of         take that section. If you wish to             Lubbock                   806   785    4400
                                         purchase a new voucher to re-take             Mesquite                  972   686    3310
18 weekly Training Unit Logs. With                                                     Midland                   915   520    9418
a total of 10 Workbooks, this            an exam section, please wait until
                                         at least 5 ½ months have passed               New Braunfels             830   629    3808
provides enough space to record an                                                     San Antonio               210   494    7263
entire internship!                       before ordering the new voucher. We
                                                                                       Sugar Land                281   491    9200
    The Workbook may be                  will not be able to accept your               Tyler                     903   510    2842
downloaded directly from the NCARB       payment prior to that time.                   Waco                      254   772    2467
Web site at www.ncarb.org/idp/
idpworkbook.html.                              MOVING? BE SURE TO NOTIFY THE TBAE OFFICE
                                                               Please print or type all information
Board Members Serving in
                                                    (Please note that all information provided will be public information.)
NCARB Positions
    TBAE Chairman Steve Ellinger,         Name of Registrant: ___________________________________________
AIA, of Abilene was elected to serve           Reg. No:____________             Landscape                  Interior
as Vice-Chairman of NCARB’s                    (x) Architect __________         Architect _________        Designer __________
                                                  _
Southern Conference and also was
appointed to an NCARB ARE                 Old Address:__________________ New Address:_________________
subcommittee. Mr. Ellinger will be        _____________________________                  ____________________________
looking for ways to make the ARE
more affordable for all candidates.       _____________________________                  ____________________________
    TBAE Vice-Chairman Chao-              Work Phone # _________________                 Home Phone #________________
Chiung Lee of Houston has been            Fax # ________________________
reappointed to NCARB’s Committee          E-mail ______________________
on International Relations. His goal
is to finish the bilateral agreement      Date:________________ Signature: _____________________________

Volume V, Issue 1                                                                                                                    7
                                             WHAT’s NEW
Clarifications:                              architectural firm unless a duly licensed   architect and is not involved in the
· Corporate architectural practice -         architect supervises or performs ser-       building design and construction
Non-architects may not offer or              vices for all design projects undertaken    industry. The title often is used very
perform architectural services in            by the firm. Otherwise, consumers           generally to describe an occupation
Texas and may not use any form of            might be led to believe that services       that is centered around the creation
the title “architect” to describe            rendered by non-architects actually         of something. Most recently, the
themselves or their work. There are          were performed by licensed architects.      agency has received inquiries
limited exceptions to this rule. Those            Non-architects must be very careful    regarding persons within the software
ex-ceptions, which allow a non-              to avoid using any form of the title        industry who use the title “software
architect to prepare plans and               “architect” inappropriately or implying     architect.”
specifications for certain types of          to consumers that licensed architects            Does a non-architect’s use of
construction projects, are found in          are performing any services that actually   “software architect” violate the Texas
Section 10 and Section 14 of the             are being performed by non-architects.      law that regulates the title “architect”?
Architects’ Registration Law, Article        If these restrictions are violated, the     The short answer to this question is
249a, Vernon’s Texas Civil Statutes.         Board may impose administrative             “No.” TBAE follows a long standing
A non-architect may take advantage           penalties and seek injunctive action        policy that allows people who are not
of any of the exceptions only if the         against the person(s) responsible. For      associated with the building design
non-architect does not use any form          serious violations, the Board also may      and construction industry to make use
of the title “architect” in connection       seek criminal prosecution.                  of the title “architect” or a derivation of
with his or her work.                             If you have information about an       the title “architect.” When the use of
    Subject to the exceptions                individual or firm that may be in           the title is not connected with building
discussed above, corporations may            violation of these provisions, please       design or construction, there seems
not offer or perform architectural           contact TBAE’s enforcement                  to be little chance for confusion on the
services in Texas unless an architect        division at 512 305 8530.                   part of consumers who might
duly licensed in Texas has agreed to              Note: The Board is reviewing the       otherwise be misled into thinking that
act as the Architect of Record for the       rules that govern this area of practice.    they are hiring licensed architects.
corporation. An architect who is acting      Please pay close attention to               Like other licensed professions with
as the Architect of Record for a Texas       upcoming changes to Subchapter G.           titles that are regulated in Texas – think
corporation must file an Architect of                                                    of “inspector” and “doctor” – there are
Record affidavit with the Board. Even if     · Software industry’s use of the title      situations where the use of the title
a corporation has an Architect of Record,    “architect” - TBAE occasionally             “architect” by an unlicensed individual
that corporation still may not make a        receives a complaint regarding the use      is acceptable. Any questions about this
general offer of architectural services to   of some form of the title “architect” by    issue can be directed to TBAE’s
the public or advertise itself as an         a person who is not a registered            enforcement division at 512 305 8530.

                                                                                         How To Contact NCARB
                                                                                           NCARB
                                                                                           1801 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
                                                                                           Washington, DC 20006-1310
                                                                                           Tel: 202 783 6500
                                                                                           Fax: 202 783 0290
                      Place in an envelope and mail to:                                    www.ncarb.org o

                                                                                         “Emeritus Status” from Page 3

             TEXAS BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS                                         Please note that if you decide to
                          P. O. BOX 12337                                                resume professional practice, all
                       AUSTIN, TX 78711-2337                                             annual continuing education
                                                                                         requirements must be completed and
                                                                                         the active renewal fee and status
                                                                                         change fee must be paid before
                                                                                         returning to active status. Please
                                                                                         contact TBAE for an application if you
                                                                                         wish to return to active status.o

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                                             WHAT’s NEW
                                                INTERIOR DESIGN
Clarification: Who Can Offer                 All design solutions must address           UT San Antonio Accreditation
“Interior Architecture”?                     the principles of universal design.             At its May meeting, the
    Rule 1.25 limits the use of the title        NCIDQ has prepared a transition         Accreditation Commission of the
architect “or various constructions          plan to provide candidates who are          Foundation for Interior Design
thereof” to persons holding Certificates     in the process of completing the            Education Research (FIDER)
of Registration for Architecture.            previous exam format a means to             awarded initial accreditation to
Therefore, a registered interior designer    transition into the new exam format         the University of Texas at San
may not use the term “interior               where possible. Please check the            Antonio School of Architecture’s
architecture” to describe his or her work.   NCIDQ Web site at www.ncidq.org             program leading to a Bachelor of
However, if the interior designer also       for information about the transition        Science in Interior Design. The
is a registered architect, the title is      plan and the new exam sections.             accreditation decision marks a
not only acceptable, but appropriate.            Because the new exam format is          major step forward for the program
                                             different from the previous format,         and is the result of a number of
NCIDQ Announces Changes to                   candidates who are in the process           years of effort by the faculty and
Exam                                         are encouraged to complete the              administrators in the School of
                                             remaining sections of the previous          Architecture.
     The National Council for Interior       exam format. The transition plan                The accreditation team visited
Design Qualification (NCIDQ) has             provides a means for current                the campus in October 1999.
announced changes to its qualifica-          candidates to receive credit for            During its visit, the team reviewed
tion examination effective Fall 2000.        passing sections of the previous            extensive documentation and
The new exam format will be                  multiple-choice sections in most, but       exhibits prepared by program
administered for the first time on           not all, cases. This credit will be valid   developers Diane Hays and Mary
October 6-7, 2000. Previously, the           until after the October 2002                Helen Pratte, interviewed students
NCIDQ exam consisted of three                examination. Because the practicum          and faculty, and met with academic
multiple-choice sections and three           sections have been combined into            administrators. Their subsequent
practicum (design) sections. The new         one section (the previous exam              report recommended the initial
exam format will be composed of two          format had three sections), any             accreditation which was accepted
multiple-choice sections and one             candidate who has passed two or             by the FIDER Board of Trustees.
practicum (design) section:                  fewer sections of the previous                  The FIDER accreditation is the
· Section I, Principles and Prac-            practicum exam sections will have           first of two being sought by the
tices of Interior Design (multiple-          to complete the previous format or          School of Architecture; the second
choice section - 150 questions),             be required to pass the entire              is from the National Architectural
addresses the domains of project             practicum section of the new exam           Accreditation Board (NAAB). At
organization, programming, sche-             format. The three practicum sec-            present, the architecture program
matics, and design development.              tions of the previous exam format will      has candidacy status with NAAB
· Section II, Contract Development           be administered in October 2000             and will host NAAB’s final visit next
and Administration (multiple-choice          only to candidates who have credit          year.
section - 125 questions), addresses the      for one or more of the previous
domains of contract documents and            practicum sections. The extra
contract administration.                     administration of the three previous        Next Exam Dates
      Many questions in Sections I and       practicum sections in October 2000
II incorporate drawings, pictures,                                                         National Council for Interior
                                             will give these candidates an               Design Qualification Examination:
symbols, and textual formats typi-           additional opportunity to complete
cal in the interior design profession,       the previous exam format.                      Exam Date: 4/6/01 and 4/7/01*
requiring candidates to recall, apply,                                                      Sections Tested: All Sections
and analyze information.                                                                    Application Deadline: 12/1/00
· Section III, Schematics and Design         How To Contact NCIDQ
                                                                                            Exam Notice Mailed: 1/15/01
Development (practicum section), re-           NCIDQ                                        Exam Fee Due: 2/1/01
quires candidates to produce a design          1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 1001
solution. Candidates will receive a pro-       Washington, DC 20036-2506                 *The next NCIDQ exam will be
gram based on a multi-functional facil-        Tel: 202 721 0220                         administered October 6 & 7, 2000,
ity. All candidates for a given test           Fax: 202 721 0221                         but the deadline to register for that
date will receive the same problem.            www.ncidq.org                             exam has passed.

Volume V, Issue 1                                                                                                            9
                                           WHAT’s NEW
                                                LANDSCAPE
                                               ARCHITECTURE                             Before you enroll in any academic
New Experience Requirement                                                          program, be sure to check with TBAE
for Landscape Architectural                                                         to verify that you will receive the credit
                                          Cleveland Turner Appointed to
Applicants                                                                          you need to qualify for the LARE.
                                          CLARB Position
    At its January 2000 meeting, the
                                              TBAE Board member Cleveland
Board adopted a change in the                                                       Next Exam Dates*
                                          Turner III, ASLA, was elected to the
registration requirements to include
                                          position of Regional Director of the      Landscape Architectural Registration
a two-year internship for landscape
                                          Southern Conference of CLARB at           Examination (LARE):
architectural applicants. In addition
                                          the annual meeting in the Fall of 1999.      Exam Date: 6/11-13/01
to completing a professional degree
                                          Mr. Turner is serving his second term        Sections Tested: All
from an LAAB accredited program,
                                          on the Board after being appointed           Application Deadline: 2/1/01
applicants must work for at least two
                                          by Governor Clements in 1989 and             Exam Notice Mailed: 2/28/01
years under the direct supervision of
                                          again by Governor Bush in 1995.              Exam Fee Due: 04/01/01
a registered landscape architect
before applying for the LARE in                                                     *The next LARE will be administered
Texas.                                    FYI . . .                                 December 3 & 4, 2000, but the
    An applicant for landscape                The program accredited by the         deadline to register for that exam has
architectural registration by             Landscape Architectural Accredi-          passed.
examination who commenced his/            tation Board (LAAB) at Texas Tech
her education or experience in            University is the Bachelor of             How To Contact CLARB
landscape architecture prior to           Landscape Architecture (BLA).               CLARB
September 1, 1999, is subject to the          The MLA at UT Arlington and both        12700 Fair Lakes Circle, Ste. 110
rules and regulations in effect at that   the BLA and MLA at Texas A&M                Fairfax, VA 22033
time and is not required to complete      University are LAAB accredited.             Tel: 703 818 1300
the two years of experience.
                                                                                      Fax: 703 818 1309
                                                                                      www.clarb.orgo




     enforcement issues and actions
  Texas Disciplinary                            Administrative Penalties            $3,000 for failing to affix his
                                                                                    registration expiration date to original
        Cases                                 Delfino Garza, Jr., Architect -
                                                                                    contract documents, failing to affix
                                          Laredo, TX (Administrative penalty of
                                                                                    his seal to plan sheets prepared by
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
                                          $700 for failing to submit plans and
                                                                                    consultants retained by him and for
Formal Disciplinary Action                specifications for TDLR review in a
                                                                                    failure to engage necessary design
   During the past year, TBAE’s           timely manner.)
                                                                                    professionals competent and
enforcement staff has been actively           Claudia O. Lummis, Interior
                                                                                    authorized to practice in their
investigating formal complaints.          Designer - Houston, TX (Admin-
                                                                                    disciplines.)
   The following enforcement cases        istrative penalty of $3,500 for making
                                                                                        Clyde D. Pope, Architect - Spring,
involve individuals who have been         omissions, assertions, or repre-
                                                                                    TX (Administrative penalty of $1,000
sanctioned by the Board.                  sentations in her practice of interior
                                                                                    for violation of the laws that govern
                                          design which were fraudulent,
                                                                                    the registration of architects in the
     Registration Surrendered             deceitful, or misleading or created a
                                                                                    State of Arkansas.)
                                          misleading impression; and failing to
    Terry Ken Baumeister, Architect                                                     Stephen K. Upham, Architect -
                                          seal the design documents prepared
- Oklahoma City, OK (Voluntary                                                      Houston, TX (Administrative penalty
                                          by the architectural consultant she
surrender of his architect’s license                                                of $1,000 for practicing or offering to
                                          retained.)
in lieu of contesting allegations                                                   practice architecture in a jurisdiction
                                              Danny D. McLarty, Architect - Ft.
against him.)                                                                       where he was not registered.)
                                          Worth, TX (Administrative penalty of


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     enforcement issues and actions
        Formal Reprimands                     Erik Extrell (Ft. Worth, TX)                George Attal (Austin, TX)
                                              John Fox (Houston, TX)                      Kay J. Bancroft (Big Spring, TX)
     John Cochran, Interior Designer -
Ft. Worth, TX (Reprimanded and                Larry W. Garnett (Glen Rose, TX)            Jennifer Bowman (Big Spring, TX)
ordered to pay investigative costs for        Tracy Green (Austin, TX)                    James B. Boyd (Georgetown, TX)
preparing architectural plans                 Richard Herman (Los Angeles, CA)            Debbie L. Cherry* (Marble Falls, TX)
improperly.)                                  Joaquin Herrera (Houston, TX)               David Delaunay (Houston, TX)
     Lori L. Potter, Interior Designer -      Ray Huffman (Houston, TX)                   Wendy Dunham (Austin, TX)
San Angelo, TX (Reprimanded and               Betsy Kersting (Dallas, TX)                 Jan A. Hoover (Paris, TX)
ordered to pay investigative costs for        Kevin S. King (Highland Village, TX)        Dawn W. Jackson (Houston, TX)
preparing and issuing incomplete              John Lively (Carrollton, TX)                Diane Johnson (Waxahachie, TX)
interior design plans without marking         W. W. Milliet (Houston, TX)                 Betsy Kersting (Dallas, TX)
the plans to indicate that they were          Matt Morris (Burton, TX)                    Debbie Lynn (Marble Falls, TX)
incomplete and not intended for               Barry H. Norwood (Houston, TX)              Sheryl McKiernan (Round Rock, TX)
bidding, permit, or construction              Dave O’Brien (Acton, TX)                    Beverly McKinney (Marble Falls, TX)
purposes.)                                    Lynda O’Brien (Acton, TX)                   Jay Ryll (McKinney, TX)
     Mark E. Swenson, Architect -             Hossein Oskouie (Houston, TX)               Shirlee Ryll (McKinney, TX)
Houston, TX (Reprimanded for failing
                                              Mike Pustka (New Braunfels, TX)             Joseph Singleterry (McAllen, TX)
to seal, sign, and date plans and
                                              G. L. Rademacher (Hurst, TX)                David M. Slaughter (Laredo, TX)
specifications he issued for use in
                                              Mario Sanchez (Houston, TX)                 Cody Watts (Acton, TX)
Texas.)
     Jeanne C. Whittington, Interior          Janet E. Schwartz (Houston, TX)
                                                                                           *Debbie L. Cherry is now a registered
Designer - Austin, TX (Reprimanded            Joseph Singleterry (McAllen, TX)         interior designer in good standing.
and ordered to pay investigative costs        Bridgette Spencer (Dallas, TX)
for misrepresentation of her                  Chris Travis (Round Top, TX)
professional qualifications and               Rogelio Troyo (Edinburg, TX)             Corrections and Clarifications
affiliations.)                                Mark Van Doren (Houston, TX)
                                                                                           In the last issue of the TBAE
                                              John R. Wedum (Aspen, CO)
                                                                                       Bulletin, Anthony Alofsin was listed
   Cases Against Nonregistrants               Todd A. Whistler (Pearland, TX)          with other individuals who were
                                              Helen A. Wilson (San Antonio, TX)        ordered to cease practicing
    The Board has ordered the
following people to refrain from              Holly Young -Kincannon (Austin, TX)      architecture or using a form of the
practicing architecture or using a            Ali Zare (Houston, TX)                   title “architect” to describe
form of the title “architect” to                                                       themselves or services they offer or
describe themselves or services                The Board has ordered the               perform in Texas. We wish to clarify
they offer or perform in Texas:            following people to refrain from using      that the Board did not find Mr. Alofsin
                                           the title “landscape architect” to          had practiced architecture or used
   Corky Allen (Midland, TX)               describe themselves or the services         the title “architect” improperly in
   Gina Allen ( Midland, TX)               they offer or perform in Texas:             Texas. The Board regrets that the
   Ben E. Allers (Kansas City, MO)            Joe Cross (Fredericksburg, TX)           reference in the Bulletin might have
   John B. Baker (Lubbock, TX)                Chad Denman (Austin, TX)                 suggested otherwise and apologizes
   Anand Barot (Sugar Land, TX)               John Dodds (Fredericksburg, TX)          to Mr. Alofsin for this error.
   Kevin Batchelor (Houston, TX)              Bonnie Doles (Austin, TX)                    In the last issue of the TBAE
   James B. Boyd (Georgetown, TX)             Eric B. Moore (Dallas, TX)               Bulletin, Juan Miro was listed with
   Robert Cameron (Houston, TX)                                                        other individuals who were ordered
   Richard A. Cashen (Dallas, TX)                                                      to cease practicing architecture or
                                               The Board has ordered the
   Franky Castilla (Belclair, TX)                                                      using a form of the title “architect”
                                           following people to refrain from using
   John Cochran (Ft. Worth, TX)                                                        to describe themselves or services
                                           the title “interior designer” to describe
   Scott A. Collins (Richardson, TX)                                                   they offer or perform in Texas. We
                                           themselves or the or the term “interior
                                                                                       wish to clarify that Mr. Miro com-
   Truett Craft (Lubbock, TX)              design” to describe services they offer
                                                                                       pleted the registration process
   Hobson Crow (Austin, TX)                or perform in Texas:
                                                                                       shortly after the effective date of the
   David DeLaunay (Houston, TX)               Tom Addison (Laredo, TX)                 Board’s Order. He currently is a reg-
   Manuel Diosdado (Houston, TX)              Ann Attal (Austin, TX)                   istered architect in good standing.o
   Wendy Dunham (Austin, TX)

Volume V, Issue 1                                                                                                             11
                                         rules review
   Since the publication of the          · change the requirements                    Continuing Education Require-
last TBAE Bulletin (Summer               relating to the completion,                  ments (all three professions)
1999), the Board has revised             correction, revision, or supple-                 Rules 1.72, 3.72, 5.82.
many of its rules. Following is          mentation of work prepared by                Continuing Education Program
a summary of the most                    another so that the restrictions now         Requirements. The Board adopted
significant revisions. Please            apply only if the original work was          new rules requiring each registrant
refer to the text of the rules           prepared by another licensed                 to participate in continuing education
themselves for a more com-               design professional; and                     activities during each annual
prehensive examination of the            · require design professionals to            registration period. The rules
revisions.                               seal, sign, and date feasibility             include the following requirements:
                                         studies.                                     · Eight continuing education
Sealing Rules (architecture and                                                       program hours (CEPH) must be
                                             1.101 and 5.111 Seal Required.
interior design*)                                                                     completed annually;
                                         These sections were modified to
1.103 and 5.113 Required Use.            include language that previously             · Five CEPH must involve
These rules were substantially           appeared elsewhere in the sealing            structured course study; three
revised to:                              rules. They also were modified to            CEPH may involve self study;
· provide a specific list of the         make it clear that registrants must          · All CEPH must include the
types of documents that must bear        seal all work issued for use in Texas        study of relevant technical and
the registrant’s seal and signature      which has been prepared by them              professional subjects related to the
(across the face of the seal) and        or under their “Supervision and              public’s health, safety, and welfare;
the date of signature;                   Control.”                                    · At least one CEPH must
                                             1.102 and 5.112 Type and Design.         involve the study of topics related
· eliminate the requirement that                                                      to barrier-free design; and
registrants include their registration   The amendments prohibit the use of
                                         an impression or embossing seal so           · Registrants must maintain
expiration date when they seal                                                        annual detailed records of their
documents;                               that the seal on any document will
                                         be reproduced if the document is             continuing education activities and
· allow for increased dissem-            copied. Also, preprinted documents           retain proof that they have fulfilled
ination of sealed electronic             no longer are prohibited.                    the requirements for three years.
drawings and specifications as               1.104 and 5.114 Prohibitions.                The rules list types of activities
long as they include a specific          These are new rules that consolidate         that may qualify to fulfill continuing
statement in lieu of the registrant’s    and clarify preexisting prohibitions         education program requirements
signature; incomplete (unsealed)         related to the professional seal. The        and state that the Board has final
drawings and specifications also         most significant change involves             authority to award or deny credit
may be released in electronic            the replacement of the term “Direct          claimed by a registrant. The rules
format but must bear the                 Supervision” with “Supervision and           also list several categories of
registrant’s name and registration       Control.” This change was made so            registrants who are exempt from
number and be dated and clearly          that the registrant may seal                 the      continuing        education
marked to indicate that they are         documents prepared by other                  requirements. A registrant may be
incomplete and their approved use        persons not working in close                 subject to disciplinary action for
is limited;                              proximity to the registrant as long          violating the continuing education
· eliminate the requirement that         as the registrant participates               rules. The complete text of the
registrants seal documents sealed        adequately in the development of             continuing education rules for each
by the professional consultants,         the documents.                               profession is printed on pages
                                                                                      18-22 of this newsletter.
such as engineers, they retain;              *The sealing rules for landscape
· require design professionals to        architects underwent the most                Statement of Jurisdiction (all
maintain a sealed, signed, and           significant modifications. Their             three professions)
dated paper or microform copy of         requirements now are consistent with            Rules 1.106, 3.105, 5.115. Other
                                         the sealing requirements for architects
construction documents released                                                       Professional Responsibilities. The
                                         and interior designers. The Board
for regulatory approval, permit, or      recommends that landscape architects         Board made minor modifications to
construction purposes for a period       read the entire text of the new rules very   the existing requirement that
of 10 years from the date of             carefully and modify their sealing           registrants provide each client with
substantial completion of the            practices accordingly.                       a written statement regarding the
project;
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                                            rules review
Board’s jurisdiction and including          professionally is subject to disciplinary   architectural educational program
the Board’s mailing address and             action by the Board.                        accredited by the National
telephone number. The most                                                              Architectural Accreditation Board
significant modification is a               Displaying Certificate of Regis-            (NAAB). Applicants can no longer
recommendation that the Statement           tration – Multiple Offices (all three       substitute 8 years of education and
of Jurisdiction (formerly called            professions)                                experience for the degree
“Statement of Certification”) include           Rules 1.63, 3.63, 5.73. Display         requirement, although applicants are
the address of the Board’s Web site.        of Certificate. These rules were            still required to complete the
                                            amended to clarify that a registrant        requirements of the Intern
Inactive Registration Status (all           must display his or her certificate of      Development Program (IDP). A
three professions)                          registration at each Texas office           grandfather clause was included for
     Rules 1.71, 3.71, 5.81. Inactive       maintained by the registrant. If a          applicants who commenced their
Registration Status. These rules            registrant maintains more than one          education or experience prior to
allow a registrant whose registration       office, the registrant must obtain a        September 1, 1999, the effective date
is active and in good standing to apply     duplicate certificate from the Board        of the statutory changes.
for inactive status. A registrant whose     for each additional office. Registrants
registration is inactive may not:           may not copy certificates for display.      Publicly Owned Buildings
· Practice          the     registered                                                  (architecture only)
profession;                                 Prototypical Design (architecture              Rule 1.212. Publicly Owned
· Use the title “architect,”                only)                                       Buildings. The rule was amended
“landscape architect,” or “interior             Rule 1.105. Prototypical Design.        only to clarify existing statutory
designer,” as applicable, or use any        The Board adopted this rule to allow        requirements but not to change the
variation of the title to describe the      architects to adapt and seal                substantive meaning of those
registrant’s work; or                       prototypical design documents               requirements. It describes the
· Display a seal, certificate, or           prepared and sealed by another              circumstances under which an
pocketcard.                                 architect as long as the following          architect is required to prepare
     In order to return to active status,   requirements are satisfied:                 construction documents for publicly
a registrant must complete all              · The prototypical design has been          owned buildings.
continuing education requirements for       used in multiple locations;
each year of inactive status, pay a         · The adapting architect has sent           Eligibility for Registration by Exam-
fee prescribed by the Board, and take       written notice to the original              ination (landscape architecture only)
the registration examination if the         architect;                                      Rule 3.21. Eligibility. The Board
registrant has been on inactive status      · The adapting architect thoroughly         amended this rule in accordance
for 5 years or longer without active        reviews and makes appropriate               with statutory changes enacted
registration in another jurisdiction. If    changes to the prototypical design;         during the 76th legislative session.
an inactive registrant violates any of      and                                         The rule now requires that applicants
the restrictions, his or her registration   · The adapting architect seals and          for registration by examination hold
may be revoked or suspended or the          accepts responsibility for the              a professional degree from a
registrant may be ordered to pay a          adapted design.                             landscape architectural educational
fine of up to $1,000 per day                    The rule requires the adapting          program accredited by the
                                            architect to keep a copy of the             Landscape Architectural Accredi-
Emeritus Status (all three professions)     complete original set of prototypical       tation Board (LAAB). Applicants can
    Rules 1.88, 3.88, 5.99. Emeritus        plans and specifications bearing the        no longer substitute 7 years of
Fee. These rules were amended to            original architect’s seal for 10 years.     experience for the degree
clarify the requirement that a registrant                                               requirement. Another new require-
must retire from professional practice      Eligibility for Registration by
                                            Examination (architecture only)             ment mandates that each applicant
before applying for emeritus status.                                                    have at least 2 years of experience
Once granted emeritus status, a                 Rule 1.21. Eligibility. The Board
                                            amended this rule in accordance             working under a licensed landscape
registrant may not return to                                                            architect. A grandfather clause was
professional practice unless his or her     with statutory changes enacted
                                            during the 76th legislative session.        included for applicants who
registration is changed back to active                                                  commenced their education or
status. The rules specify that an           The rule now requires that applicants
                                            for registration by examination hold        experience prior to September 1,
emeritus registrant who practices                                                       1999, the effective date of the
                                            a professional degree from an
                                                                                        statutory changes.

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                                              rules review
Eligibility for Registration by             · Any other baccalaureate                 assistant level program plus 60
Examination (interior design only)          degree plus an associate’s degree         credit     hours      toward     any
    Rule 1.103. Eligibility. The Board      or a two- or three-year certificate       baccalaureate degree.
amended this rule in accordance with        in interior design;                           A grandfather clause was
statutory changes enacted during the            (All except the first option listed   included for applicants who
76th legislative session. The rule now      above will expire on September 1,         commenced their education or
requires that applicants for registration   2006.)                                    experience prior to September 1,
by examination must have 6 years of         · Completion, prior to August             1999, the effective date of the
approved interior design education and      31, 2010, of 6 years of experience        statutory changes.
experience as determined by the Table       working under the direct                  Seal Design (interior design only)
of Equivalents for Interior Design in       supervision of a registered interior          Rule 5.112. Type and design.
effect at the time the application is       designer or a registered architect        The Board amended the design of
filed. The rule defines “approved           plus an associate’s degree in             the seal used by interior designers.
interior design education” as:              interior design from an approved          The amendment deleted the lines
·     Graduation from a program             program plus 60 credit hours              appearing beneath the seal for the
granted professional status by the          toward any baccalaureate degree;          signature, sealing date, and
Foundation for Interior Design              or                                        registration expiration date. The rule
Education Research (FIDER);                 · Completion, prior to August             also was amended to require the
· Graduation from a program                 31, 2010, of 4 years of experience        signature to appear across the face
granted professional status by the          working under the direct                  of the seal. As amended, the rule
National Architectural Accreditation        supervision of a registered interior      no longer requires the registrant to
Board (NAAB);                               designer or a registered architect        affix his or her registration
· A doctorate, master’s, or                 plus completion of a FIDER                expiration date to sealed
baccalaureate degree in interior            accredited pre-professional               documents.o
design;




                     Questions and answers
My license has been revoked and             not want my license to be revoked.        attention of the Registration Evaluator
now I want to reinstate it. How             How can I switch to inactive status?      in the agency’s registration division.
can I reinstate my license?                     Call the agency (512 305 9000)        Include a written request to exchange
    Call the agency (512 305 9000)          and ask to speak with a Registration      the voucher, your correct mailing
and ask to speak with a Registration        Records Coordinator in the                address, your social security number,
Records Coordinator in the agency’s         agency’s registration division. The       and the $15 exchange fee. The new
registration division. The Coordinator      Coordinator will send you an              vouchers do not have an expiration
will send you a reinstatement               application for inactive status with      date, but you must pay your annual
package. Once you return the                information about the status change       record maintenance fee to remain
completed package of forms, your            fee. After the agency receives your       eligible to test.
application will be reviewed and, if        completed application and status
approved, you then will be notified in      change fee, your application will be      I am an exam candidate moving
writing and instructed to send in the       reviewed. Your registration must be       to another state. How can I
reinstatement fee. If your license has      in good standing with no fees             transfer my records to the new
been revoked longer than five years,        outstanding. If approved, your            state board?
you must show evidence that you are         status will be changed to inactive.          Look on the Internet or call your
currently registered in another state.                                                national exam provider (NCARB,
If you cannot provide such evidence,        I am an ARE candidate, but I              CLARB, or NCIDQ) for the new state
you must take the registration exam         don’t have time to take an exam           board’s address and telephone
for your profession.                        section before my voucher for             number. Each national exam
                                            that section expires. How can I           provider’s Web site has a list of all
I do not currently need to have             get a replacement?                        the other states’ professional boards
an active license in Texas, yet I do           Return the original voucher to the     with a contact name and phone

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                    Questions and answers
number or e-mail address for each          May a registrant who holds an                  Yes. Effective August 1, 2000,
one. Contact the new board to              emeritus registration practice             registrants may release incomplete
determine its procedures and               without charging a fee or                  drawings and specifications, without
application fees. Then send a written      prepare plans for a project when           the registrant’s seal or signature
request to the Registration Evaluator      those plans could be prepared              affixed, for any purpose other than
at TBAE that your file and exam            by a person who is not a                   regulatory approval, permit, or
scores be transferred to the new state.    registered design professional?            construction.       However, the
Your records will be transferred and           No. Emeritus status offers the         documents must be dated, bear the
your Texas file then will be closed.       privilege of continuing to use the title   registrant’s name and registration
                                           “architect,” “landscape architect,” or     number, and be conspicuously
What is a Statement of                     “interior designer” but does not           marked to clearly indicate they are
Jurisdiction?                              authorize a registrant to practice. In     incomplete and may not be used for
    The statement of jurisdiction is the   order to qualify for emeritus status,      regulatory approval, permit, or
new name for the “statement of             a registrant must be retired from          construction.
certification.” The statement of           professional practice. This includes
jurisdiction, like the statement of        charitable work and work on projects       Do the new sealing rules allow a
certification, requires every architect,   where that work could be performed         registrant to issue presentation
interior designer, and landscape           by non-registrants. In addition, it        documents that are unsealed?
architect to provide the following         does not matter if the emeritus                Yes. A registrant may issue
written statement to every client for      registrant does not seal the work or       presentation documents that are
whom the architect, interior designer,     advertise services as an architect,        unsealed.        However, such
or landscape architect renders             landscape architect, or interior           documents must be dated, bear the
services in Texas:                         designer. An emeritus registrant who       architect’s name and registration
    The Texas Board of Architectural       practices in any capacity may be           number, and be marked to indicate
    Examiners has jurisdiction over        subject to disciplinary action by the      that they are incomplete and not to
    complaints regarding the               Board.                                     be used for regulatory approval,
    professional practices of persons          How are the seal rules                 permit, or construction. The rules
    registered as [{Architects} or         changing and when do they take             now treat presentation documents
    {Landscape Architects} or              effect?                                    just like other drawings and
    {Interior Designers}] in Texas.              The Board recently made              specifications issued by registrants
    The Board’s current mailing            significant amendments to the              – they must either be sealed, signed,
    address and telephone number           sealing rules for architects,              and dated or they must be clearly
    are:                                   landscape architects, and interior         marked as described above.
               PO Box 12337                designers. The amendments are
         Austin, TX 78701-2337                                                        Must a registrant seal engineering
                                           effective August 1, 2000. Please           documents prepared and sealed
            Tel. 512/305-9000              read “Rules Review” on page 12 and         by a licensed professional
How do I get information about             also review the new rules very             engineer who was retained as a
“corporate status?”                        carefully. The rules can be found on       consultant by the registrant?
    See TBAE’s Summer 1999                 TBAE’s Web site at www.tbae.                   No. A registrant does not have to
Bulletin for in-depth questions and        state.tx.us.                               seal documents prepared and sealed
answers on this topic (TBAE                Under the new sealing rules, may           by licensed professionals retained
Bulletins can be downloaded from our       registrants’ sealed computerized           by the registrant. The old sealing
Web site: www.tbae.state.tx.us).           drawings be used as background             rules required architects and interior
    To obtain forms and information        drawings?                                  designers to seal the work of ALL
regarding corporate status, call 512           Yes. The new rules include a           consultants retained by the architect
305 8530 or e-mail your request to         statement that electronic drawing          or interior designer. Registrants now
melissa.saucedo@tbae.state.tx.us.          files may be used as background            are required to seal documents
Please specify whether you want an         drawings.                                  prepared by the consultants they
information package for architects,                                                   retain only if the consultants
interior designers, or landscape           Under the new rules, may a                 themselves do not seal the
architects. We will mail you the forms     registrant issue incomplete con-           documents. Please note that this
which must be filed for corporate          struction documents for purposes           requirement applies to landscape
status. At the present, there is no        other than interim review by the           architects as well.o
fee associated with this service.          client?
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                     Board meeting highlights
October 1999                              reinstatement fees, reciprocal             May 2000
    The Board established the             transfer fees, and replacement                 Governor George W. Bush
following schedule for implementing       certificate fees were amended to           appointed Steven T. Ellinger, AIA, as
mandatory continuing education            enable the Board to change the fees        Chairman of the Texas Board effective
rules:                                    without having to amend the rules.         May 17, 2000. Mr. Ellinger has
· January 2000 – review draft of                                                     served on the Board since May of
new rules and propose for adoption        January 2000                               1997. John Only Greer, FAIA, had
and publication in the Texas Register.        The Board elected Steven               earlier resigned his position as
· May 2000 – adopt proposed rules         Ellinger, AIA, as Vice-Chairman            Chairman. The Board presented Mr.
and publish requirements on TBAE’s        and Chao-Chiung Lee, AIA, as               Greer with a framed Resolution of
Web site.                                 Secretary-Treasurer for 2000.              Commendation which publicly
· August 2000 – publish                       The Board adopted the following        acknowledged their appreciation of
requirements in the TBAE Bulletin.        policy regarding IDP training              his outstanding leadership. Mr. Greer
· September 2000 – begin                  requirements for persons who wish          was appointed to the Board in April
implementation of rules.                  to apply for architectural registration:   of 1995. Chao-Chiung Lee, AIA,
· September 2001 – begin                      An applicant must satisfy the          resigned his position as Secretary-
enforcement of rules.                         requirements of the IDP in effect      Treasurer and then was unanimously
    The Board approved a policy               at the time he or she is enrolled.     elected to the position of Vice-
stating that the TBAE scholarship             The Texas Board of Architectural       Chairman.         Alan Lauck was
fund mandated by the 76th Texas               Examiners adopts the NCARB             subsequently elected to the position
Legislature shall not be granted to           IDP requirements as its IDP            of Secretary-Treasurer.
any member of TBAE, any employee              requirements. For detailed                 The Board adopted new rules for
of TBAE, any administrator of the             descriptions of training settings      Subchapter F, which pertains to the
fund, any member of the Texas                 and requirements, see NCARB            use of a seal for all three professions,
Legislature, or any family member of          IDP Guidelines.                        and new rules which set forth the
those named.                                  The Board adopted two new              mandatory continuing education
    The Board instructed that the         rules. One restates a previous             requirements for all three
following statement be put on the         requirement that an architect must         professions. The Board adopted a
architectural renewal application form:   take certain steps if he or she            new version of rule 5.31, which sets
“The 76th Texas Legislature has           becomes aware of a course of action        forth the requirements that must be
mandated the establishment of a           taken against the architect’s advice       met before an individual may take the
scholarship fund to benefit applicants    which may violate laws or                  National Council for Interior Design
taking the Architect Registration         regulations. The other is a new            Qualification examination in Texas.
Examination. A $10 increase in your       version of 1.106, which requires an            The Board adopted amendments
renewal fee is reflected on this          architect to provide a written             to rules 1.211 and 1.212, which set
application.”                             statement of jurisdiction to each          forth the conditions under which an
    The Board adopted two new             client for whom the architect renders      architect is required to prepare plans,
rules. One provides for an inactive       architectural services in Texas.           specifications, addenda, change
registration status. The other                The Board adopted amendments           orders, and supplementary
enables the Board to charge a fee to      which add definitions for                  instructions for privately and publicly
return an inactive registration to        “Construction Documents” and               owned, new or altered buildings
active status. The rule also requires     “Supervision and Control” (which will      constructed in Texas.
the Board to charge architects an         replace “Contract Documents” and               Note:     Only significant rule
annual fee of $10 which will be           “Direct Supervision” in many rules),       amendments are summarized in this
deposited to the credit of the            describe the requirements for              article. The Board made minor
scholarship fund for architectural                                                   changes to many rules. The complete
                                          mandatory continuing education, and
                                                                                     text of all new and amended rules is
candidates.                               enable a registrant to obtain copies       available on TBAE’s Web site:
    The Board amended the annual          of his or her certificate in order to      www.tbae.state.tx.us.o
registration and renewal fee rule to      display it at multiple places of
require that registrants pay a fee        business. The emeritus rules were
when they change their registration       amended to clarify the requirements
status. The rules pertaining to           for emeritus status.



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                     LOG OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM HOURS EARNED
List the titles of all courses, seminars, workshops, or related study in which you participated and which you wish
to submit for continuing education program credit. Use as many blocks as required. You may duplicate this form
if necessary. It is important that enough detail is provided to justify the credit claimed and its relationship to your
professional practice. Please include class title and number if claiming credit for a college course. You must
attach supporting documentation, such as the course description, agenda, or certificate of completion. Do not
return this form unless requested by TBAE.

                                     CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
                                                                      Program Provider
   Date                      Title                                 Contact & Phone Number               Number of CEPH




Check One:
_______I hereby affirm that I have completed the continuing education program hours listed above as required
by the Rules and Regulations of the Board for the period preceding the renewal of my registration
on____________________(registration expiration date.)

_______I am exempt from continuing education program requirements for the following reason:
         ____Emeritus status
         ____Inactive status
         ____First-time registrant by examination
         ____First-time registrant by reciprocity
         ____Active duty service in armed forces over 90 days (cannot be full-time member of armed forces)
         ____Active registration in _______________________ (Registration #____________)
(Jurisdiction must have a mandatory or voluntary continuing education program that satisfies the requirements of
Rule 1.72(d)(5), Rule 3.72(d)(5), or Rule 5.82(d)(5). Include copy of current proof of registration.)

Signature__________________________________________________Date_______________________

Printed Name_______________________________________________Registration Number_________


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1.72 CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Architects)
   (a) Each Registrant shall complete a minimum of eight (8) continuing education program hours (CEPH)
   during each annual registration period. One CEPH shall represent a minimum of 50 minutes of actual
   course time. No credit shall be awarded for introductory remarks, meals, breaks, or business/administra-
   tion matters related to courses of study.
        (1) Registrants shall complete a minimum of five (5) CEPH in structured course study. Structured
        course study shall consist of participation in educational activities presented by individuals or groups
        qualified by professional, practical, or academic experience to conduct courses of study. No credit
        shall be awarded for the same structured course for which the Registrant has claimed credit during
        the preceding three (3) years.
        (2) Registrants may complete a maximum of three (3) CEPH in self-directed study. One (1) CEPH
        shall represent one (1) hour of self-directed study. Self-directed study must utilize articles, mono-
        graphs, or other study materials that the Registrant has not previously utilized for self-directed study.
   (b) Topics for the eight (8) CEPH shall satisfy the following requirements:
    All CEPH shall include the study of relevant technical and professional architectural subjects pertinent to
   the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The study of topics related to barrier-free design must be
   used to satisfy the requirements for at least one (1) of the eight (8) CEPH.
   (c) The Board has final authority to determine whether to award or deny credit claimed by a Registrant
   for continuing education activities. The following types of activities may qualify to fulfill continuing educa-
   tion program requirements:
        (1) Attendance at courses or seminars dealing with technical architectural subjects sponsored by
        colleges or universities;
        (2) Attendance at technical presentations or workshops on architectural subjects which are held in
        conjunction with conventions or seminars and are related to materials use and function;
        (3) Attendance at courses or seminars related to ethical business practices or new technology and
        offered by colleges, universities, professional organizations, or system suppliers;
        (4) Three (3) CEPH may be claimed per class hour spent teaching architectural courses or seminars
        as long as the Registrant has not previously claimed credit for teaching the same course. College or
        university faculty may not claim credit for teaching.
        (5) Hours spent in professional service to the general public which draws upon the Registrant’s
        professional expertise, such as serving on planning commissions, building code advisory boards, urban
        renewal boards, or code study committees;
        (6) Hours spent in architectural research which is published or formally presented to the profession or
        public during the annual registration period;
        (7) Hours spent in architectural self-directed study programs such as those organized or sponsored by
        the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, or
        similar organizations acceptable to the Board.
        (8) College or university credit courses dealing with architectural subjects or ethical business prac-
        tices; each semester credit hour shall equal one (1) CEPH; each quarter credit hour shall equal one
        (1) CEPH;
        (9) One (1) CEPH may be claimed for attendance at one (1) full-day session of a meeting of the
        Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; a Registrant must attend the entire full-day session in order
        to receive credit.
   (d) A Registrant may be exempt from the continuing education requirements described in this subchapter
   for any of the following reasons:
        (1) A Registrant who is a first-time new Registrant by examination or first-time Registrant by reci-
        procity shall be exempt for his/her initial registration period, which shall not exceed one year;
        (2) An emeritus registrant shall be exempt for any registration period during which the registrant’s
        registration is in Emeritus Status, but all continuing education credits for each period of emeritus

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        registration shall be completed before the registrant’s registration may be returned to active status;
        (3) An inactive registrant shall be exempt for any registration period during which the registrant’s
        registration is in inactive status, but all continuing education credits for each period of inactive registra-
        tion shall be completed before the registrant’s registration may be returned to active status;
        (4) A Registrant who is not a full-time member of the Armed Forces shall be exempt for any registra-
        tion period during which the Registrant serves on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States
        for a period of time exceeding ninety (90) consecutive days;
        (5) A Registrant who has an active registration in another jurisdiction that has registration require-
        ments which are substantially similar to Texas registration requirements and has a mandatory continu-
        ing education program shall be exempt for any registration period during which the Registrant satisfies
        such other jurisdiction’s continuing education program requirements; or
        (6) A Registrant who is, as of September 1, 1999, a full-time faculty member or other permanent
        employee of an institution of higher education, as defined in Section 61.003, Education Code, and who
        in such position is engaged in teaching architecture.
    (e) When renewing his/her annual registration, each Registrant shall sign the statement on the renewal
    form attesting to the Registrant’s fulfillment of the mandatory continuing education program requirements
    during the preceding registration period. A maximum of eight (8) CEPH may be carried from one registra-
    tion period to the next.
        (1) A detailed record of the Registrant’s continuing education activities shall be recorded annually on a
        form provided by the Board. Each Registrant shall retain proof of fulfillment of the mandatory continu-
        ing education program requirements and shall retain the completed form required by this subsection for
        a period of three years after the end of the registration period for which credit is claimed.
        (2) Upon written request, the Board may require a Registrant to produce documentation to prove that
        the Registrant has complied with the mandatory continuing education program requirements. If
        acceptable documentation is not provided within thirty (30) days of request, claimed credit may be
        disallowed. The Registrant shall have 180 calendar days after notification of disallowance of credit to
        substantiate the original claim or earn other CEPH credit to fulfill the minimum requirements. Such
        credit shall not be used again for another registration period.
    (f) Failure to fulfill the annual continuing education program requirements may result in disciplinary action
    by the Board.
    (g) Any Registrant who is found to have reported false information regarding the Registrant’s continuing
    education activities shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Board.

3.72 CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Landscape Architects)
   (a) Each Registrant shall complete a minimum of eight (8) continuing education program hours (CEPH)
   during each annual registration period. One CEPH shall represent a minimum of 50 minutes of actual
   course time. No credit shall be awarded for introductory remarks, meals, breaks, or business/administra-
   tion matters related to courses of study.
        (1) Registrants shall complete a minimum of five (5) CEPH in structured course study. Structured
        course study shall consist of participation in educational activities presented by individuals or groups
        qualified by professional, practical, or academic experience to conduct courses of study. No credit
        shall be awarded for the same structured course for which the Registrant has claimed credit during
        the preceding three (3) years.
        (2) Registrants may complete a maximum of three (3) CEPH in self-directed study. One (1) CEPH
        shall represent one (1) hour of self-directed study. Self-directed study must utilize articles, mono-
        graphs, or other study materials that the Registrant has not previously utilized for self-directed study.
   (b) Topics for the eight (8) CEPH shall satisfy the following requirements:
    All CEPH shall include the study of relevant technical and professional landscape architectural subjects
   pertinent to the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The study of topics related to barrier-free design

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            Continuing Education Rules
     must be used to satisfy the requirements for at least one (1) of the eight (8) CEPH.
     (c) The Board has final authority to determine whether to award or deny credit claimed by a Registrant
     for continuing education activities. The following types of activities may qualify to fulfill continuing educa-
     tion program requirements:
          (1) Attendance at courses or seminars dealing with technical landscape architectural subjects spon-
          sored by colleges or universities;
          (2) Attendance at technical presentations or workshops on landscape architectural subjects which are
          held in conjunction with conventions or seminars and are related to materials use and function;
          (3) Attendance at courses or seminars related to ethical business practices or new technology and
          offered by colleges, universities, professional organizations, or system suppliers;
          (4) Three (3) CEPH may be claimed per class hour spent teaching landscape architectural courses or
          seminars as long as the Registrant has not previously claimed credit for teaching the same course.
          College or university faculty may not claim credit for teaching.
          (5) Hours spent in professional service to the general public which draws upon the Registrant’s
          professional expertise, such as serving on planning commissions, building code advisory boards, urban
          renewal boards, or code study committees;
          (6) Hours spent in landscape architectural research which is published or formally presented to the
          profession or public during the annual registration period;
          (7) Hours spent in landscape architectural self-directed study programs such as those organized or
          sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Council of Landscape Architectural
          Registration Boards, or similar organizations acceptable to the Board.
          (8) College or university credit courses dealing with landscape architectural subjects or ethical
          business practices; each semester credit hour shall equal one (1) CEPH; each quarter credit hour shall equal one (1)
          CEPH;
          (9) One (1) CEPH may be claimed for attendance at one (1) full-day session of a meeting of the Texas
          Board of Architectural Examiners; a Registrant must attend the entire full-day session in order to receive
          credit.
     (d) A Registrant may be exempt from the continuing education requirements described in this subchapter for
     any of the following reasons:
          (1) A Registrant who is a first-time new Registrant by examination or first-time Registrant by reciprocity
          shall be exempt for his/her initial registration period, which shall not exceed one year;
          (2) An emeritus registrant shall be exempt for any registration period during which the registrant’s registra-
          tion is in Emeritus Status, but all continuing education credits for each period of emeritus registration shall
          be completed before the registrant’s registration may be returned to active status;
          (3) An inactive registrant shall be exempt for any registration period during which the registrant’s registra-
          tion is in inactive status, but all continuing education credits for each period of inactive registration shall be
          completed before the registrant’s registration may be returned to active status;
          (4) A Registrant who is not a full-time member of the Armed Forces shall be exempt for any registration
          period during which the Registrant serves on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States for a
          period of time exceeding ninety (90) consecutive days;
          (5) A Registrant who has an active registration in another jurisdiction that has registration requirements
          which are substantially similar to Texas registration requirements and has a mandatory continuing education
          program shall be exempt for any registration period during which the Registrant satisfies such other
          jurisdiction’s continuing education program requirements; or
          (6) A Registrant who is, as of September 1, 1999, a full-time faculty member or other permanent employee
          of an institution of higher education, as defined in Section 61.003, Education Code, and who in such position
          is engaged in teaching landscape architecture.
     (e) When renewing his/her annual registration, each Registrant shall sign the statement on the renewal form


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    attesting to the Registrant’s fulfillment of the mandatory continuing education program requirements during the
    preceding registration period. A maximum of eight (8) CEPH may be carried from one registration period to the
    next.
         (1) A detailed record of the Registrant’s continuing education activities shall be recorded annually on a
         form provided by the Board. Each Registrant shall retain proof of fulfillment of the mandatory continuing
         education program requirements and shall retain the completed form required by this subsection for a
         period of three years after the end of the registration period for which credit is claimed.
          (2) Upon written request, the Board may require a Registrant to produce documentation to prove that the
         Registrant has complied with the mandatory continuing education program requirements. If acceptable
         documentation is not provided within thirty (30) days of request, claimed credit may be disallowed. The
         Registrant shall have 180 calendar days after notification of disallowance of credit to substantiate the
         original claim or earn other CEPH credit to fulfill the minimum requirements. Such credit shall not be used
         again for another registration period
    (f) Failure to fulfill the annual continuing education program requirements may result in disciplinary action by
    the Board.
    (g) Any Registrant who is found to have reported false information regarding the Registrant’s continuing
    education activities shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Board.

5.82        CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Interior Designers)
    (a) Each Registrant shall complete a minimum of eight (8) continuing education program hours (CEPH) during
    each annual registration period. One CEPH shall represent a minimum of 50 minutes of actual course time. No
    credit shall be awarded for introductory remarks, meals, breaks, or business/administration matters related to
    courses of study.
         (1) Registrants shall complete a minimum of five (5) CEPH in structured course study. Structured course
         study shall consist of participation in educational activities presented by individuals or groups qualified by
         professional, practical, or academic experience to conduct courses of study. No credit shall be awarded for
         the same structured course for which the Registrant has claimed credit during the preceding three (3)
         years.
         (2) Registrants may complete a maximum of three (3) CEPH in self-directed study. One (1) CEPH shall
         represent one (1) hour of self-directed study. Self-directed study must utilize articles, monographs, or other
         study materials that the Registrant has not previously utilized for self-directed study.
    (b) Topics for the eight (8) CEPH shall satisfy the following requirements:
    All CEPH shall include the study of relevant technical and professional interior design subjects pertinent to the
    health, safety, and welfare of the public. The study of topics related to barrier-free design must be used to
    satisfy the requirements for at least one (1) of the eight (8) CEPH.
    (c) The Board has final authority to determine whether to award or deny credit claimed by a Registrant for
    continuing education activities. The following types of activities may qualify to fulfill continuing education
    program requirements:
         (1) Attendance at courses or seminars dealing with technical interior design subjects sponsored by colleges
         or universities;
         (2) Attendance at technical presentations or workshops on interior design subjects which are held in
         conjunction with conventions or seminars and are related to materials use and function;
         (3) Attendance at courses or seminars related to ethical business practices or new technology and offered
         by colleges, universities, professional organizations, or system suppliers;
         (4) Three (3) CEPH may be claimed per class hour spent teaching interior design courses or seminars as
         long as the Registrant has not previously claimed credit for teaching the same course. College or university
         faculty may not claim credit for teaching.
         (5) Hours spent in professional service to the general public which draws upon the Registrant’s profes-

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          sional expertise, such as serving on planning commissions, building code advisory boards, urban renewal boards, or
          code study committees;
          (6) Hours spent in interior design research which is published or formally presented to the profession or public
          during the annual registration period;
          (7) Hours spent in interior design self-directed study programs such as those organized or sponsored by the
          American Society for Interior Design, the International Interior Design Association, the National Council for
          Interior Design Education and Research , or similar organizations acceptable to the Board.
          (8) College or university credit courses dealing with interior design subjects or ethical business practices; each
          semester credit hour shall equal one (1) CEPH; each quarter credit hour shall equal one (1) CEPH;
          (9) One (1) CEPH may be claimed for attendance at one (1) full-day session of a meeting of the Texas Board of
          Architectural Examiners; a Registrant must attend the entire full-day session in order to receive credit.
     (d) A Registrant may be exempt from the continuing education requirements described in this subchapter for any of
     the following reasons:
          (1) A Registrant who is a first-time new Registrant by examination or first-time Registrant by reciprocity shall be
          exempt for his/her initial registration period, which shall not exceed one year;
          (2) An emeritus registrant shall be exempt for any registration period during which the registrant’s registration is in
          Emeritus Status, but all continuing education credits for each period of emeritus registration shall be completed
          before the registrant’s registration may be returned to active status;
          (3) An inactive registrant shall be exempt for any registration period during which the registrant’s registration is in
          inactive status, but all continuing education credits for each period of inactive registration shall be completed before
          the registrant’s registration may be returned to active status;
          (4) A Registrant who is not a full-time member of the Armed Forces shall be exempt for any registration period
          during which the Registrant serves on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States for a period of time
          exceeding ninety (90) consecutive days;
          (5) A Registrant who has an active registration in another jurisdiction that has registration requirements which are
          substantially similar to Texas registration requirements and has a mandatory continuing education program shall be
          exempt for any registration period during which the Registrant satisfies such other jurisdiction’s continuing educa-
          tion program requirements; or
          (6) A Registrant who is, as of September 1, 1999, a full-time faculty member or other permanent employee of an
          institution of higher education, as defined in Section 61.003, Education Code, and who in such position is engaged in
          teaching interior design.
     (e) When renewing his/her annual registration, each Registrant shall sign the statement on the renewal form attesting
     to the Registrant’s fulfillment of the mandatory continuing education program requirements during the preceding
     registration period. A maximum of eight (8) CEPH may be carried from one registration period to the next.
          (1) A detailed record of the Registrant’s continuing education activities shall be recorded annually on a form
          provided by the Board. Each Registrant shall retain proof of fulfillment of the mandatory continuing education
          program requirements and shall retain the completed form required by this subsection for a period of three years
          after the end of the registration period for which credit is claimed.
          (2) Upon written request, the Board may require a Registrant to produce documentation to prove that the
          Registrant has complied with the mandatory continuing education program requirements. If acceptable documen-
          tation is not provided within thirty (30) days of request, claimed credit may be disallowed. The Registrant shall have
          180 calendar days after notification of disallowance of credit to substantiate the original claim or earn other CEPH
          credit to fulfill the minimum requirements. Such credit shall not be used again for another registration period.
     (f) Failure to fulfill the annual continuing education program requirements may result in disciplinary action by the
     Board.
     (g) Any Registrant who is found to have reported false information regarding the Registrant’s continuing education
     activities shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Board.



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                                             TBAE Details
            WEB SITES                           American Society of Landscape            about 60% of the agency’s
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○                 Architects (ASLA)                  appropriations to pay administrative
    Following is a list of important Web                www.asla.org                     personnel, which ultimately means
sites for use by all TBAE registrants.                                                   that less than one-fourth of fee receipts
The Internet is a good source of timely            International Interior Design         is used to administer the agency.
and accurate information that will help                 Association (IIDA)                   TBAE has little control over the
architects, landscape architects, and                      www.iida.org                  expenditure of the fees collected from
interior designers keep abreast of cur-                                                  registrants. We do analyze agency
rent events and professional issues.                                                     activities on a regular basis and prepare
                                                   American Society of Interior
TBAE strongly recommends that all reg-                                                   reports based on our analyses. Those
                                                      Designers (ASID)
istrants refer to these sites (and others)                                               reports then become the basis for
                                                         www.asid.org
on a regular basis.                                                                      biennial appropriations requests.
                                                                                         However, it is the Legislature that
     Texas Board of Architectural              Texas Department of Licensing and         ultimately determines how funds
         Examiners (TBAE)                             Regulation (TDLR)                  collected by the agency will be spent.o
        www.tbae.state.tx.us                        www.license.state.tx.us

      State of Texas Government                          Access Board                    “Insight” continued from page 2
               Information                      (Architectural and Transportation
                                                                                         General’s Web site at www.oag.
             www.texas.gov                        Barriers Compliance Board)
                                                                                         state.tx.us under “Opinions.” Look
                                                     www.access-board.gov
                                                                                         for Opinion No. JC-0244 (scholarship
   National Council of Architectural                                                     fund) and Opinion No. JC-0266
    Registration Boards (NCARB)                  U.S. Department of Justice              (Procurement Act). Please feel free
            www.ncarb.org                     www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm          to contact the TBAE office if you
                                                                                         need assistance.
     Southern Conference NCARB
          www.scncarb.org

        National Architectural                                                                        The TBAE Team
     Accreditation Board (NAAB)                                                          Cathy L. Hendricks               Executive Director

            www.naab.org                     TBAE Appropriations                         Carolyn Lewis                      Deputy Director
                                                   TBAE collects approximately $4        Cynthia Hamilton                  General Counsel

  Council of Landscape Architectural         million in revenue each year, nearly all    Cynthia Black                  Dir. of Enforcement

    Registration Boards (CLARB)              of which comes from the various fees        Scott Gibson                 Enforcement Attorney
                                             paid by registrants and applicants. A       Melissa Saucedo               Enforcement Analyst
             www.clarb.org
                                             little less than three-fourths of the $4    Trish Prehn                     Executive Assistant

                                             million goes into the State of Texas’       Debi McLoughlin        Human Resources Analyst
  National Council for Interior Design                                                   Gail Hile
                                             General Revenue Fund to be used for                           Communications Support Adm.
        Qualification (NCIDQ)                                                            Lucy Sweeney
                                             various State purposes. Some of this                           Dir. of Information Technology
            www.ncidq.org                                                                                                          and Security
                                             money comes back to the agency in           Bill Guzman                        Technical Assistant
                                             the form of services from agencies like     Gayle Stewart                      Technical Assistant
     Foundation of Interior Design           the Office of the Attorney General, the     Jerry Barrett                       Dir. of Accounting
     Education Research (FIDER)              Office of the Comptroller, and the          Echo Bacon                Financial Asst. Administrator
            www.fider.org                    General Services Commission. The            Joy Knutson               Financial Asst. Administrator
                                             remainder is used to help fund other        Katie Patterson           Financial Asst. Administrator
  Texas Society of Architects (TSA)          State activities. This year, for example,   Mary Helmcamp                      Dir. of Registration
      www.texasarchitect.org                 the Legislature appropriated $1.2           Jackie Blackmore                Registration Evaluator
                                             million of the $4 million to TBAE and       Chris Arrington           Registration Records Coord.
                                             left the remaining $2.8 million in the      Gretchen Unger            Registration Records Coord.
                                             General Revenue Fund. TBAE used             Beatriz Lewellen                          Receptionist




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                            important dates
     Renewals for:                Odd Registration Numbers      Even Registration Numbers

     Architects                          July 31                       February 29

     Interior Designers                  December 1                    June 1

     Landscape Architects                February 1                    August 31

     Nov 8-9, 2000                November Board Meeting
     Jan 24-26, 2001              January Board Meeting
     May 16-18, 2001              May Board Meeting
     October 17-19, 2001          October Board Meeting

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