WSR 97-06-064

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

(Business and Professions Division)

[Filed February 27, 1997, 4:30 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: February 27, 1997.

Purpose: WAC 308-12-320 Renewal of licenses, was changed from a one-year renewal to a three-year renewal. This amendment would delete information that no longer applies to the rule. WAC 308-12-326 Architect fees, reflects the change in renewal fees from a one-year renewal to the three-year renewal. It also removes any reference to specific division of the examination.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-12-320 Renewal of license and 308-12-326 Architect fees.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.03.350.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-22-109 on November 6, 1996.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 27, 1997

Linda Bremer

Assistant Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-17-097, filed 8/21/90, effective 9/21/90)

WAC 308-12-320 Renewal of licenses. (1) The license renewal date for architects shall be the architect's birth date. Licensees who fail to pay the license renewal fee within thirty days of license expiration date will be subject to the late payment penalty fee as set forth in RCW 18.08.430 and WAC 308-12-326. Architects whose renewal fees are delinquent will be listed with the state building officials.

(2) ((Effective with the renewal period beginning January 1, 1991,)) The ((annual)) renewal period for architects ((will be changed to a three-year renewal period. Conversion to the three-year renewal system will be accomplished as follows:

(a) Current licensees, whose birthdates are in the months of January, February, March or April, will be required to pay a fee equal to one years' renewal fee, or one-third of the current three-year renewal fee, in order to extend their licenses for a period of one year. Subsequent renewals for this group of licensed architects will be for a three-year period.

(b) Current licensees, whose birthdates are in the months of May, June, July or August, will be required to pay a fee equal to two years' renewal fee, or two-thirds of the current three-year renewal fee, in order to extend their licenses for a period of two years. Subsequent renewals for this group of licensed architects will be for a three-year period.

(c) Current licensees, whose birthdates are in the months of September, October, November or December, will be required to pay the current three-year renewal fee, in order to extend their licenses for a period of three years. Subsequent renewals for this group of licensed architects will be for a three-year period)) is three years.

(3) ((Effective January 1, 1991, all new architect licenses, initial or reciprocity, will be issued for a three-year period, with subsequent renewals for a three-year period.

(4) Following completion of the conversion to a three-year renewal period, licensees will renew every three years on their date of birth.

(5))) Assessment of delinquent fees will be based on the number of years delinquent multiplied by one-third of the three-year renewal fee or the fee for one year. Penalty fees are one-third of the three-year renewal fee or equal to the fee for one year multiplied by the number of years delinquent.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.08.430. 90-17-097, 308-12-320, filed 8/21/90, effective 9/21/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.08.130. 85-05-010 (Order PL 517), 308-12-320, filed 2/11/85; 83-04-071 (Order PL 422), 308-12-320, filed 2/2/83; Order PL 262, 308-12-320, filed 1/13/77.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-13-055, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91)

WAC 308-12-326 Architect fees. The following fees shall be charged by the ((professional licensing)) business and professions division of the department of licensing:

Title of Fee Fee

Examination application $100.00

((Examination (initial or retake full) 345.00

Reexamination 45.00))

Reciprocity application 350.00

Initial registration (((effective

January 1, 1991))) 135.00

Oral examination 50.00

Registration renewal((:

January-April, 1991 (1 year) 45.00

May-August, 1991 (2 years) 90.00

September-December, 1991)) (3 years) 135.00

Late renewal((:

January-April, 1991 (1 year) 15.00

May-August, 1991 (2 years) 30.00

September-December, 1991 (3 years))) 45.00

Certificate replacement 15.00

((Examination proctor fee 100.00

Reciprocity application 350.00

Exam retake:

Division A: Predesign 35.00

Division B: Site design (written) 20.00

Division B: Site design (graphic) 55.00

Division C: Building design 85.00

Division D/F: Structural--General

and long span 30.00

Division E: Structural--Lateral forces 15.00

Division G: Mechanical, plumbing,

and electrical systems 35.00

Division H: Materials and methods 35.00

Division I: Construction documents

and services 35.00))

Duplicate license 15.00

Certification 25.00

Corporations:

Certificate of authorization 250.00

Certificate of authorization renewal 125.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.08.340 and 18.08.370. 91-13-055, 308-12-326, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 90-03-032, 308-12-326, filed 1/12/90, effective 2/12/90; 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-12-326, filed 5/1/87.]

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