201 KAR 19:087. Continuing education.


      RELATES TO: KRS 323.110(1), 323.120(1)(g), 323.210(3)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 323.210(2), (3)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 323.210(3) authorizes the board to establish continuing education requirements. This administrative regulation establishes continuing education requirements and to establish standards for the licensing of an architect emeritus for board licensees and the standards for licensure as an architect emeritus.


      Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Elective topic" means an additional topic of interest to the registrant that is related to the practice of architecture.

      (2) "Professional development unit" or "PDU" means a:

      (a) Unit equal to fifty (50) minutes clock time for the taking of an examination; or

      (b) Customary time of completion prescribed by an examination vendor, if the board finds the time to be reasonable.

      (3) "Relevant topic" means an area which is particularly focused on the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

      (4) "Self-directed activity" means:

      (a) An unstructured self-study visit to an architecturally significant site;

      (b) A professional service to the public which draws on the registrant's expertise as an architect; or

      (c) A business practice course related to new technology, offered by a person qualified by education or experience.

      (5) "Structured activity" means a:

      (a) College or university sponsored course;

      (b) Seminar;

      (c) Tutorial;

      (d) Short course; or

      (e) Professional or technical organization sponsored:

      1. Program;

      2. Course;

      3. Self-study course; or

      4. Monograph.


      Section 2. Purpose. The purpose of this continuing education program is to insure that all registered architects remain informed on technical and professional subjects which the board deems appropriate to safeguard life, health, property and welfare of the public.


      Section 3. Scope and Exemptions. (1) To annually renew his license, an architect registered in Kentucky shall comply with this administrative regulation unless he is exempted by one (1) of the following reasons:

      (a) He is exempted as a first time registrant by:

      1. Examination; or

      2. Reciprocity;

      (b) He has applied for or is reviewing as an architect emeritus who:

      1. Is at least sixty-five (65) years old;

      2. Has requested architect emeritus status at the beginning of the license renewal period; and

      3. Has retired from practice in all jurisdictions and is not conducting an active practice in any jurisdiction;

      (c) He is a civilian who serves on active duty in the United States Armed Forces for a period of time exceeding ninety (90) consecutive days during the annual report period;

      (d) He is a registrant of another National Council of Architectural Registration Board's jurisdiction that has a required continuing education program, if:

      1. It accepts Kentucky requirements to satisfy its continuing education requirements; and

      2. The registrant certifies that all requirements for current continuing education compliance and registration have been met in that jurisdiction.

      (2) A hardship case may be considered by the board.


      Section 4. Requirements. (1) A registered Kentucky architect shall:

      (a) Obtain a total of twelve (12) PDU's per year; and

      (b) Report these credits as a condition for registration renewal.

      (2) The continuing education requirement of subsection (1) of this section shall be satisfied during the period beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year.

      (3) A minimum of eight (8) PDU's shall consist of structured activities, addressing the following relevant topics:

      (a) Codes, statutes, and administrative regulations governing the practice of architecture;

      (b) Environmental issues;

      (c) Code of ethics;

      (d) State registration law;

      (e) Design proficiency;

      (f) New technology, including construction:

      1. Material;

      2. Methods;

      3. Systems; or

      4. Concepts;

      (g) Interface, other than normal day-to-day contact, with other design disciplines, including a:

      1. Planner;

      2. Consultant;

      3. Specialist; or

      4. Financier;

      (h) Legal aspects, including:

      1. Contract documents;

      2. Insurance;

      3. Bonds; and

      4. Project administration;

      (i) Specialization in:

      1. Presentation;

      2. Adaptive reuse; or

      3. A building type; and

      (j) Study or consultation opportunity.

      (k) A passing score on the LEED Accredited Professional Examination shall qualify for eight (8) PDU's under this requirement.

      (4) A maximum of four (4) PDU's may consist of self-directed activities, addressing the following elective topics:

      (a) Business or practice efficiency;

      (b) Business development;

      (c) Personal skills;

      (d) New skills; or

      (e) General education.


      Section 5. Reporting and Recordkeeping. (1) The following shall be submitted for renewal of a license:

      (a) A Continuing Education Annual Report Form listing the completed courses;

      (b) A renewal application; and

      (c) The renewal fee.

      (2) An incomplete submission shall be returned to the registrant.

      (3) A random sample of annual reports shall be reviewed to ensure accuracy and compliance.

      (4) The registrant shall:

      (a) Be responsible for retaining proof of participation in continuing education activities;

      (b) Retain a record for continuing education for a period of two (2) years from the date of submission of the annual report to the board; and

      (c) Furnish copies or continuing education records on the request of the board for audit purposes.

      (5) Proof of participation in continuing education activities shall include:

      (a) A log showing the:

      1. Activity claimed;

      2. Sponsoring organization;

      3. Location; and

      4. Duration;

      (b) An attendance certificate;

      (c) A signed attendance receipt;

      (d) A paid receipt;

      (e) A list of attendees signed by a person in charge of the activity; and

      (f) Similar documentation.

      (6) Disallowances. If continuing education credit is disallowed, the registrant shall have thirty (30) calendar days after notification to:

      (a) Substantiate the original claim; or

      (b) Earn other continuing education credit to meet the minimum requirements.


      Section 6. Noncompliance and Sanctions. Failure to fulfill the continuing education requirements or file the required annual report, properly completed and signed, shall result in nonrenewal of the architect’s certificate of registration.


      Section 7. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "Continuing Education Annual Report Form", (2008 Edition), Kentucky Board of Architects; and

      (b) "License Renewal Application Form", (2008 Edition), Kentucky Board of Architects.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at Kentucky Board of Architects, 155 East Main Street, Suite 300, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (24 Ky.R. 2241; Am. 2617; eff. 6-15-98; 35 Ky.R. 1841; 2411; eff. 6-5-2009; TAm 11-20-2012.)