SENATE BILL 5793
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators Madsen, Matson, Niemi and McMullen.
Read first time February 21, 1991. Referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.
AN ACT Relating to registration of architects; and amending RCW 18.08.350.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 18.08.350 and 1985 c 37 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) A certificate of registration shall be granted by the director to all qualified applicants who are certified by the board as having passed the required examination and as having given satisfactory proof of completion of the required experience.
(2) Applications for examination shall be filed as the board prescribes by rule. The application and examination fees shall be determined by the director under RCW 43.24.086.
(3) An applicant for registration as an architect shall be of a good moral character, at least eighteen years of age, and shall:
(a) Have an accredited architectural degree and three years' practical architectural work experience approved by the board. At least two years' work experience must be under the direct supervision of an architect; or
(b) Have eight years' practical architectural work experience approved by the board. Each year spent in an accredited architectural program approved by the board shall be considered one year of practical experience. At least four years' practical work experience shall be under the direct supervision of an architect; or
a person who has been designing buildings as a principal activity for eight
years, or has an equivalent combination of education and experience, but who
was not registered under chapter 323, Laws of 1959, as amended, as it existed
before July 28, 1985, provided that application is made within ((
years after July 28, 1985. Nothing in this chapter prevents such a person from
designing buildings for (( four)) ten years after July 28, 1985,
or the five-year period allowed for completion of the examination process,
after that person has applied for registration. A person who has been
designing buildings and is qualified under this subsection shall, upon
application to the board of registration for architects, be allowed to take the
examination for architect registration on an equal basis with other applicants.