DAR File No. 40763
This rule was published in the October 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing
Architect Licensing Act Rule
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 40763
Filed: 09/13/2016 12:24:11 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The Division and Architects Licensing Board are proposing amendments due to the fact that, on 06/29/2016, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) made changes to reflect areas of current architectural practice. These changes include renaming the Intern Development Program (IDP) to the now recognized Architectural Experience Program or AXP. Additionally, reference to the previously used IDP Committee and IDP Coordinator are now recognized as an Architect Licensing Advisory. In order to align with NCARB's recently adopted nomenclature, the language in this rule must also be codified. Additional minor technical changes include replacing outdated references to the 2009 International Building Code with Title 15A, State Construction and Fire Codes Act and updating the referenced edition of NCARB Rules of Conduct to the 2014-2015 edition.
Summary of the rule or change:
In Subsection R156-3a-102(2), changes are made replacing the term "IDP (Intern Development Program) Committee" with "Architect Licensing Advisory". Changes are also made to Subsections R156-3a-102(6)(d) and (f) to modify the code reference to Title 15A, State Construction and Fire Codes Act. Subsection R156-3a-102(7) replaces the term "Intern Development Program" with "Architect Experience Program" and replaces the acronym "IDP" with "AXP". Subsection R156-3a-102(10)(b) replaces "Intern Development Program" with "Architect Experience Program". In Section R156-3a- 201, changes made include replacing the terms "IDP Committee" and "IDP Coordinator" with "Architect Licensing Advisor" and replacing "IDP" with "AXP" where appropriate. In Section R156-3a-302, changes are made to replace the "IDP" reference with "AXP". In Section R156-3a-502, changes in this section update the NCARB Rules of Conduct to the 2014-2015 edition.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 58-1-106(1)(a)
- Section 58-3a-101
- Section 58-3a-303.5
- Subsection 58-1-202(1)(a)
This rule or change incorporates by reference the following material:
- Updates National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Rules of Conduct, published by NCARB, 2014-2015
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
Once the proposed amendments are made effective, the Division will incur minimal costs of approximately $75 to reprint the rule. Otherwise, the proposed amendments will have no additional impact on the budget. Any costs incurred will be absorbed in the Division's current budget.
Although it is unknown by the Division how many licensed architects are employed by local governments, the proposed amendments in terminology is expected to have a negligible impact on local government budgets as all proposed changes made to the rule will only require minor formatting changes to existing media. These will vary depending on each local government, and as a result, any costs or savings to a local government cannot be estimated by the Division.
While it is unknown by the Division how many licensed architects are employed by or operate small businesses, it is anticipated the proposed amendments will have a negligible impact on small business budgets as all proposed changes made to the rule will only require minor formatting changes to existing media. These will vary from business to business, so any cost or savings cannot be estimated by the Division.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The proposed amendments solely apply to licensed architects and those seeking licensure as an architect. As such, the proposed amendments are expected to have a negligible impact, if any. The incorporation of change nomenclature to identify the required program will only require minor formatting changes to existing media which will vary from person to person and any potential cost or savings associated with the proposed amendments cannot be estimated by the Division. It is noted that the updated NCARB Rules of Conduct can be found for free on the NCARB website.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The proposed amendments do not modify any of the current requirements necessary for licensure. The proposed amendments merely update the nomenclature used to identify the required program of diversified practical experience. Therefore, the Division anticipates that there will be no added compliance costs for affected persons beyond the current requirements.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The amendments merely exchange new titles and terminology for titles and terminology that have been made out of date by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). A negligible fiscal impact to businesses is anticipated.
Francine A. Giani, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Commerce
Occupational and Professional Licensing
HEBER M WELLS BLDG
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Steve Duncombe at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6235, by FAX at 801-530-6511, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
Interested persons may attend a public hearing regarding this rule:
- 10/12/2016 01:30 PM, Heber Wells Bldg, 160 East 300 South, Conference Room 475, Salt Lake City, UT
This rule may become effective on:
Mark Steinagel, Director
R156. Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing.
R156-3a. Architect Licensing Act Rule.
In addition to the definitions in Title 58, Chapters 1 and 3a, as used in Title 58, Chapters 1, 3a, and 22 or this rule:
(1) "ARE" means the NCARB Architectural Registration Examination.
(2) "Committee" means the [
IDP Committee] created in Section
(3) "Complete and final" as used in Subsection 58-3a-603(1) means "complete construction plans" as defined in Subsection 58-3a-102(4).
(4) "EESA" means the Education Evaluation Services for Architects.
(5) "Employee, subordinate, associate, or drafter of an architect" as used in Subsections 58-3a-102(8), 58-3a-603(1)(b) and this rule means one or more individuals not licensed as an architect who are working for, with, or providing architectural services directly to the licensed architect under the supervision of the licensed architect.
(6) "Incidental practice" means "architecture work as is incidental to the practice of engineering" as used in Subsection 58-22-102(9) and "engineering work as is incidental to the practice of architecture" as used in Subsection 58-3a-102(6) which:
(a) can be safely and competently performed by the licensee without jeopardizing the life, health, property and welfare of the public;
(b) is secondary and substantially less in scope and magnitude when compared to the work performed or to be performed by the licensee in the licensed profession;
(c) is work in which the licensee is fully responsible for the incidental practice performed as provided in Subsection 58-3a-603(1) or Subsection 58-22-603(1);
(d) unless exempt from licensure as
provided in Subsection 58-3a-304(1)(e), is work that affects not
greater than 49 occupants as determined in [
Section 1004 of the 2009 International Building
(e) unless exempt from licensure as provided in Subsection 58-3a-304(1)(e), is work included on a project with a construction value not greater than 15 percent of the overall construction value for the project including all changes or additions to the contracted or agreed upon work; and
(f) shall not include work on a building
or related structure in an occupancy
category of III or IV as defined in [
Section 1604.5 of the 2009 International Building
Intern Development Program]" or "[ IDP]" as used in Subsection R156-3a-302(1) means a
NCARB approved training program.
(8) "NAAB" means the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
(9) "NCARB" means the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
(10) "Program of diversified practical experience" as used in Subsection 58-3a-302(1)(e) means:
(a) current licensure in a recognized jurisdiction; or
(b) the training standards and
requirements set forth in the [
Intern Development Program].
(11) "Recognized jurisdiction" as used in Subsections 58-3a-302(2)(d)(i) and (iii), for licensure by endorsement, means any jurisdiction that is a member of NCARB.
(12) "Responsible charge" by a principal, as used in Subsection 58-3a-102(7), means direct control and management by a principal over the practice of architecture by an organization.
(13) "Technical submissions", as used in Section R156-3a-601, means documents which are:
(a) required by public authorities for building permits or regulatory approvals; or
(b) intended for construction purposes, including all addenda and other changes to submissions.
(14) "Under the direction of the architect" as used in Subsection 58-3a-102(8), as part of the definition of "supervision of an employee, subordinate, associate, or drafter of an architect" means that the unlicensed employee, subordinate, associate, or drafter of the architect engages in the practice of architecture only on work initiated by the architect, and only under the administration, charge, control, command, authority, oversight, guidance, jurisdiction, regulation, management, and authorization of the architect.
(15) "Unprofessional conduct" as defined in Title 58, Chapters 1 and 3a, is further defined, in accordance with Subsection 58-1-203(1)(e), in Section R156-3a-502.
R156-3a-201. Advisory Peer Committee Created - Membership - Duties.
(1) There is created in accordance with
Subsection 58-1-203(1)(f), the [
IDP Committee] as an advisory peer committee to
the Architect Licensing Board consisting of one or more members as
(a) a State [
(b) an Education Coordinator[
; or (c) an Intern IDP Coordinator].
(2) The committee shall be appointed and serve in accordance with Section R156-1-205.
(3) The duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include assisting the Board in its duties, functions, and responsibilities defined in Subsection 58-1-202(1)(e) as follows:
(a) promote an awareness of [
IDP] by holding meetings and seminars on [ IDP];
(b) establish a network of sponsors and
advisors for [
(c) encourage firms to support [
(d) act as a resource to respond to
questions on [
IDP] received from advisors, sponsors, and interns;
(e) report to the Board as directed.
R156-3a-302. Qualifications for Licensure - Program of Diversified Practical Experience.
In accordance with Subsection 58-3a-302(1)(e), an applicant shall establish completion of a program of diversified practical experience requirement by submitting documentation of:
(2) current licensure in a recognized jurisdiction; or
(3) current NCARB Certification.
R156-3a-502. Unprofessional Conduct.
"Unprofessional conduct" includes:
(1) submitting an incomplete final plan, specification, report, or set of construction plans to:
(a) a client, when the licensee represents, or could reasonably expect the client to consider, the plan, specification, report, or set of construction plans to be complete and final; or
(b) a building official for the purpose of obtaining a building permit;
(2) failing as a principal to exercise reasonable charge;
(3) failing as a supervisor to exercise supervision of an employee, subordinate, associate or drafter;
(4) failing to conform to the generally
accepted and recognized standards and ethics of the profession
including those established in the [
July 2011] edition of the NCARB "Rules of Conduct",
which is hereby incorporated by reference; or
(5) failing as a supervising architect to verify actual work experience when requested by a subordinate, associate or drafter of an architect who is or has been an employee.
KEY: architects, licensing
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
January 24, 2013]
Notice of Continuation: January 7, 2016
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 58-3a-101; 58-3a-303.5; 58-1-106(1)(a); 58-1-202(1)(a)
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