201 KAR 19:435 - Certification renewal

RELATES TO: KRS 323.400, 323.406, 323.416

NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 323.210(2) authorizes the board to promulgate administrative regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of KRS Chapter 323. KRS 323.406(3) authorizes the board to promulgate administrative regulations to establish a renewal process for certifications that have expired. KRS 323.416 requires the board to establish forms upon which applicants for renewal may demonstrate completion of the renewal requirements. This administrative regulation establishes the process for renewing a certification.

Section 1. Certification Renewal.
(a) A certificate holder shall renew a certificate before October 1 of each calendar year.
(b) A certificate issued between April 1 and September 30 shall not require renewal until October 1 of the following year.
(2) A certificate holder seeking renewal shall submit:
(a) A completed Certification Renewal Application Form, incorporated in 201 KAR 19:445, Section 6(1); and
(b) The appropriate renewal fee established in 201 KAR 19:440.
(a) During a period of active military duty, a certified interior designer in military service may, upon written request to the board, be excused from paying the renewal fee until his or her active military service is terminated.
(b) The board shall issue a renewal certificate upon:
1. Notification of the applicant's return from active duty; and
2. Payment of the renewal fee for the then-current renewal cycle.
(4) The board shall revoke the certificate of a holder who has:
(a) Failed to pay the renewal fee on or before the 30th of November of the renewal period; and
(b) Not requested that his or her certification be placed on inactive status.
(5) A certified interior designer whose certificate has been revoked for failure to pay the renewal fee shall:
(a) Submit a completed application for reinstatement of certification on the Reactivation of Kentucky Certificate form;
(b) Pay the fees for all outstanding renewal periods occurring since the certificate was revoked, including the renewal period for which the certificate was revoked;
(c) Make a written statement of the reason he or she did not:
1. Place his or her certificate on inactive status; or
2. Pay the renewal fee within the time prescribed; and
(d) Include a signed affidavit that the certificate holder has not been in violation of the requirements of KRS 323.400 through 323.416 or 201 KAR Chapter 19.
Section 2. Inactive Status.
(1) The board shall grant inactive status to a certificate holder who requests inactive status.
(2) While on inactive status, the certificate holder shall not use the title "Certified Interior Designer".
(3) A certificate holder on inactive status who seeks to become reactivated shall complete at least twelve (12) hours of continuing education, in compliance with 201 KAR 19:445 for each year the certificate has been inactive.
(4) A certificate holder who has been on inactive status for more than seven (7) consecutive years, and who seeks reactivation, shall pass the NCIDQ examination.
Section 3. Incorporation by Reference.
(1) "Reactivation of Kentucky Certificate", November 2020 Edition, is incorporated by reference.
(2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Architects, 155 East Main Street, Suite 300, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


201 KAR 19:435
47 Ky.R. 633, 1551; eff. 5-4-2021.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 323.210(2), 323.406(3), 323.416

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