NEWLY AMENDED RULE: PERTAINING TO MILITARY MEMBERS & SPOUSES & DEPENDENTS OF MILITARY MEMBERS – DECEMBER 2021
Category : Newly Adopted Rules
NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Architectural Examiners, in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 49:950 et seq., and through the authority granted in R.S. 37:144(C), amended LAC 46:I.1109 pertaining to Members of the Military and Spouses and Dependents of Members of the Military. This amended rule was published in the December 2021 issue of the Louisiana Register.
In 2020, the legislature modified the conditions for obtaining a license for members of the military and military spouses, made this path available to United States Department of Defense civilian employees assigned to duty in Louisiana, their spouses and dependents, and mandated that licensing boards implement its provisions. In accordance with this mandate, the LSBAE amended its existing Rule §1109 in late 2021.
The amended rule requires the board to issue a license, permit pending normal license, or registration to practice architecture in Louisiana to an applicant who is a member of the military or a United States Department of Defense civilian employee assigned to duty in Louisiana, or an applicant who is married to or a dependent of a member of the military or a United States Department of Defense civilian employee assigned to duty in Louisiana, who satisfies certain requirements. The requirements differ depending on whether the applicant holds a valid license to practice architecture from another state, or the applicant worked in a state that does not use an occupational license or government certification to regulate the practice of architecture.
In addition, the amended rule adopts a method for obtaining an initial license for members of the military and their spouses and dependents based upon the requirements set forth in the 2021 NCARB Model Law and Model Regulations. The requirements include passing the Architectural Registration Examination administered by NCARB, and more.