21 NCAC 02 .0213             INDIVIDUAL LICENSES and registrationS

(a)  Renewal. The license to practice architecture or interior design registration must be renewed on or before the first day in July each year. Continued practice after such date shall constitute unlawful practice as set forth in G.S. 83A-12 and may be grounds for disciplinary action. No less than 30 days prior to the renewal date, the Board shall send a notice of renewal to each individual licensee or registrant via electronic mail. The licensee or registrant shall submit to the Board the completed license or registration renewal documentation, along with the annual license or registration renewal fee. The Board shall not accept incomplete renewal documentation. If the accompanying payment in the amount of the renewal fee is dishonored by the licensee or registrant's drawee bank for any reason, the Board shall suspend the license or registration until the renewal fees and check charges are paid. When the annual renewal has been completed according to the provisions of G.S. 83A‑11, as well as Section .0900 of this Chapter, the Executive Director shall approve renewal of the license or registration for the current renewal year. Renewal fees are non-refundable.

(b)  Late Renewal. If the Board has not received the annual renewal fee and completed renewal documentation on or before the first day of July, each year the license or registration shall expire and be placed on delinquent status. For the purpose of this Rule, "delinquent status" means an administrative suspension and is not considered discipline. The license or registration may be renewed at any time within one year of being deemed delinquent, upon the return of the completed renewal documentation, the annual renewal fee, and the late renewal penalty and demonstration of compliance with Section .0900 of this Chapter.

(c)  Reinstatement. After one year from the date of expiration, the Board shall revoke the license or registration for failure to renew. Reinstatement shall occur pursuant to G.S. 83A-11 and Sections .0300 and .0900 of this Chapter.

(d)  Any individual who is currently licensed or registered by and in good standing with the Board who is serving in the armed forces of the United States shall not be subject to late fees, suspension, or revocation for failure to renew licensure on or before the first day July each year, provided that the individual has been granted an extension of time to file a tax return as set forth in G.S. 105-249.2.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 83A‑6; 83A‑11; 93B-15(b);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010; July 1, 2006; July 1, 1999; May 1, 1989; November 1, 1979;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 13, 2015;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2017;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 30, 2021;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.