Positions Open on the Maryland Board of Architects and the Maryland Board of Certified Interior Designers

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AIABaltimore members are encouraged to apply to join the Maryland Board of Architects and the Maryland Board of Certified Interior Designers. The State of Maryland is seeking appointments for both positions.

To apply, submit an online application. Note that the application is extensive, so be sure to set aside enough time to answer each question.

You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your application. If your application is accepted for further consideration, the Governor’s Appointments Office will contact you to schedule an interview.

Questions about the application or serving on a board? Contact Steve Long, Executive Director of Professional Licensing Board at Steve.Long@maryland.gov or 410-230-6262.

About the Maryland Board Of Architects

The Maryland Board of Architects qualifies and licenses individuals seeking architectural licensure. We also issues permits to businesses practicing architecture. The Board regulates the practice of architecture under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 3 and the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 21. The Board investigates complaints against licensees, as well as complaints related to unlicensed practice. The Board may issue a reprimand, suspend or revoke a license or permit, and/or impose a fine.

Board Organization

Business Occupations and Professions Article, Section 3-202(a)(1) The Board consists of 7 members. (a)(2) Of the 7 members of the Board: (i) 5 shall be licensed architects; and (ii) 2 shall be consumer members. (a)(3) The Governor shall appoint the members with the advice of the Secretary and the advice and consent of the Senate. (b) Each member of the Board shall be a resident and citizen of the State. (c) Of the 5 architect members: (c)(1) at least 3 shall be graduates of schools of architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board; and (c)(2) each shall have practiced architecture in the State, in private practice as a primary vocation, for at least 10 years before appointment. (d) Qualifications of consumer members – Each consumer member: (d)(1) shall be a member of the general public; (d)(2) may not be a licensee or otherwise be subject to regulation by the Board; (d)(3) may not be required to meet the qualifications for the professional members of the Board; and (d)(4) may not, within 1 year before appointment, have had a financial interest in or have received compensation from a person regulated by the Board. (e) While a member of the Board, a consumer member may not: (e)(1) have a financial interest in or receive compensation from a person regulated by the Board; or (e)(2) grade any examination given by or for the Board. (f) Before taking office, each appointee to the Board shall take the oath required by Article I, Section 9 of the MD Constitution. (g)(1) The term of a member is 5 years and begins on July 1. (g)(3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies. 3-203 From among the members of the Board and with the advice of the Secretary, the Governor shall appoint a chairman.

About the Maryland Board of Certified Interior Designers

The State Board of Certified Interior Designers certifies and regulates certified interior designers under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 8 and the Code of Maryland Regulations 09.18. The Board also investigates complaints against certified interior designers.

Board Organization

Certified Business Occupations and Professions, Section 8-202(a)(1): The Board consists of 7 members. (2) Of the 7 members: (i) 5 shall be certified interior designers; (ii) 1 shall be an architect licensed by the State Board of Architects who provides interior design services; and (iii) 1 shall be a consumer member. (a)(3) The Governor shall appoint members of the Board with the advice of the Secretary and the advice and consent of the Senate. (b) Each member shall be a resident and citizen of the State. (c) Each interior designer member shall have provided interior design services for at least 5 years immediately before appointment. (d) The architect member shall have practiced in the State for at least 5 years immediately before appointment. (e) The consumer member : (e)(1) shall be a member of the general public; (e)(2) may not be a certified interior designer or otherwise be subject to regulation by the Board; (e)(3) may not be required to meet the qualifications for the professional members of the Board; and (e)(4) may not within 1 year before appointment, have had a financial interest in or have received compensation from an individual regulated by the Board. (f) While a member of the Board, the consumer member may not: (f)(1) Have a financial interest in or receive compensation from an individual regulated by the Board; or (f)(2) Grade any examination given by or for the Board. (g) Before taking office, each appointee to the Board shall take the oath required by Article 1, Section 9 of the Maryland Constitution. (h)(1) The term of a member is 3 years and begins on July 1. (h)(3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies. 8-203(a) From among its members, the Board annually shall elect a chairman.

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