TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-51
Rhode Island State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects

SECTION 5-51-9


§ 5-51-9 Annual renewal of licenses and certificates of authorization.

(a)(1) Every license shall be valid for a period of two (2) years and shall expire on the last day of June of each odd numbered year following its issuance. Every certificate of authorization shall be valid for a period of two (2) years and shall expire on the last day of June of each even numbered year following its issuance. A license or certificate of authorization may be renewed by paying the renewal fee required by § 5-51-14. A landscape architect who fails to renew his or her license prior to each June 30, may not thereafter renew his or her license except upon payment of the renewal fee and the additional fee(s) required by § 5-51-14. A landscape architectural firm, which fails to renew its certificate of authorization prior to each June 30, may not thereafter renew its certificate of authorization except upon payment of the renewal fee and the additional fee(s) required in § 5-51-14. The certificates of authorization shall be issued by the board, with the assistance of the department, indicating the sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership, corporation, or limited liability company named in it is permitted to practice landscape architecture in this state. A license or certificate of authorization shall not be renewed until the renewal fee is received by the board.

(2) Licenses and certificates of authorization not renewed by the payment of the renewal fee prior to each June 30, shall be construed to be expired, and shall require an application for reinstatement.

(b) Subject to the approval of the director, the board may determine and establish rules and regulations for continuing education requirements and other recertification procedures as the board deems necessary.

(c) The board may require all applicants for renewal to provide the board with any information, including but not limited to, a brief outline setting forth the professional activities of any applicant during a period in which a license or certificate of authorization has lapsed and other evidence of the continued competence and good character of the applicant, that the board deems necessary.

(d) Any party aggrieved by the board's decision regarding license renewal may, within ten (10) days of the decision, appeal the matter to the director by submitting a written request for a formal hearing to be conducted in accordance with the provisions of § 5-51-17.1.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1975, ch. 183, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 226, § 11; P.L. 1982, ch. 414, § 9; P.L. 1997, ch. 30, art. 25, § 4; P.L. 1999, ch. 289, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 56, § 4; P.L. 2004, ch. 63, § 4; P.L. 2013, ch. 298, § 4; P.L. 2013, ch. 378, § 4.)