Title 26: Professions and Occupations
Chapter 3: ARCHITECTS
26 V.S.A. § 164. Powers and duties of board generally
§ 164. Powers and duties of board generally
(a) The board shall:
(1) adopt rules, according to the provisions of 3 V.S.A. chapter 25, the Administrative Procedure Act, which are necessary for the performance of its duties;
(2) provide general information to applicants for licensure as architects;
(3) explain appeal procedures to licensees and applicants and complaint procedures to the public;
(4) adopt rules which define the activities that must be completed by an applicant in order to fulfill the experience requirements established by this chapter. Such activities shall be designed to ensure that all applicants acquire experience in critical areas of architecture but shall not be used to limit or unduly delay admission to practice;
(5) inform applicants of their right to register a complaint with the board and the office of professional regulation if they are unable to obtain the supervision necessary to fulfill the experience requirements of this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter. The board shall monitor the availability of supervised activities to determine that the experience requirements do not become a barrier to entry into the profession;
(6) if applications for licensure by examination are pending, offer examinations at least once each year and pass upon the qualifications of applicants;
(7) use the administrative and legal services provided by the office of professional regulation under 3 V.S.A. chapter 5.
(b) The board may conduct hearings as provided in 3 V.S.A. chapter 5.
(c)-(f) [Deleted.] (Amended 1983, No. 230 (Adj. Sess.), § 17(2); 1985, No. 248 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 4(d); 2005, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.)