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49 Pa. Code § 9.62. Reciprocal licensure.

§ 9.62. Reciprocal licensure.

 (a)  An applicant for reciprocal licensure shall submit a completed application on forms provided by the Board containing:

   (1)  A letter of good standing, or the equivalent from the licensing entity of the state or country where the architect currently practices.

   (2)  Information relative to training, education and experience as an employe or as a practicing principal.

 (b)  An applicant who has qualified for original licensure by having passed the ARE in or after 1992 shall submit certification of having met the training requirements for IDP.

 (c)  A candidate in another recognized and approved jurisdiction and seeking to practice within this Commonwealth who has not lawfully practiced architecture for more than 10 years is required to submit a detailed summary of professional or business activities, or both, during the inactive period. It is within the discretion of the Board to determine whether the activities are substantially equivalent to the continuing practice of architecture.

 (d)  An applicant licensed on the basis of education, experience or examination not equal to the requirements of the Commonwealth shall submit satisfactory evidence of at least 10 years of continuous practice of architecture while holding a valid license as an architect. An applicant who has not taken a licensure examination shall provide the Board with a list of not less than three nor more than ten examples of architectural services designed and supervised by the applicant, giving location, name of owner, use and purpose, and date of completion.

 (e)  An applicant may be required to appear before the Board for a personal interview and may be requested to submit detailed information about training and experience, or both.


   The provisions of this §  9.62 amended under sections 5(a), 6(a)—(d), 8(b) and (c), 10(b), 11(a), 12(a) and (c), 13(h) and 14 of the Architects Licensure Law (63 P. S. § §  34.5(a), 34.6(a)—(d), 34.8(b) and (c), 34.10(b), 34.11(a), 34.12(a) and (c), 34.13(h) and 34.14).


   The provisions of this §  9.62 amended January 30, 1987, effective January 31, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 542; amended July 10, 1998, effective July 11, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 3273. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (221105) to (221106).

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