201 KAR 19:060. Reciprocity; registration without examination.


      RELATES TO: KRS 323.060, 323.210


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: To define basis and rules for registration of nonresident architects.


      Section 1. General Requirements of Nonresident Architects. (1) Nonresident architects shall be fully registered in Kentucky before they practice architecture in the Commonwealth. Any nonresident architect who desires registration in Kentucky, and whose state of residence grants reciprocal licensing privileges satisfactory to this board, may apply for a license in Kentucky.

      (2) He shall make application through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 1801 K Street N.W., Suite 700K, Washington, D.C. 20006, and obtain NCARB certification.

      (3) An NCARB record plus certification shall provide all, or most of the information needed in applying for registration.


      Section 2. Review of Applications. Registration by reciprocity shall be based upon equivalent examinations, experience, character and education requirements. An application received through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards shall be accepted for review to determine if the qualifications for licensing by examination were, in the opinion of the board, equal to those prescribed in Kentucky.


      Section 3. Additional Provisions. The board may, in its discretion:

      (1) Call for personal interview any applicant whose record is not sufficiently clear as to his technical, ethical and moral qualifications, for further judgment thereon.

      (2) Grant registration without examination to any architect whose application shows him to be so qualified and so fitted to practice architecture that his services will, in the opinion of this board, be a valuable asset to both the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the profession of architecture.

      (3) In any case the board reserves unto itself alone the right of decision to grant or deny registration by reciprocity to any applicant. (BERA:R 10; 1 Ky.R. 1245; eff. 7-2-75; Am. 17 Ky.R. 1787; eff. 12-14-90; TAm 11-20-2012.)