(a) Licenses issued under this chapter shall expire no more than 24 months after the issue date. The expiration date of the original license shall be set by the board in a manner to best distribute renewal procedures throughout each year.
(b) To renew an unexpired license, the licenseholder shall, on or before the expiration date of the license, apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the board, and pay the renewal fee prescribed by this chapter.
(c) The renewal form shall include a statement specifying whether the licensee was convicted of a crime or disciplined by another public agency during the preceding renewal period and that the licensee’s representations on the renewal form are true, correct, and contain no material omissions of fact, to the best knowledge and belief of the licensee.
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 879, Sec. 22.38. Effective January 1, 1999.)
Within 10 days after a judgment by a court of this state that a licenseholder has committed a crime or is liable for any death, personal or property injury or loss caused by the licenseholder’s fraud, deceit, negligence, incompetency, or recklessness in practice, the clerk of the court which rendered the judgment shall report this to the board.
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 879, Sec. 22.39. Effective January 1, 1999.)
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a license that has expired may be renewed at any time within three years after its expiration on filing of an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the board, and payment of all accrued and unpaid renewal fees. If the license is renewed more than 30 days after its expiration, the licenseholder, as a condition precedent to renewal, shall also pay the delinquency fee prescribed by this chapter. Renewal under this section shall be effective on the date on which the application is filed, on the date on which all renewal fees are paid, or on the date on which the delinquency fee, if any, is paid, whichever last occurs. If so renewed, the license shall continue in effect through the date provided in Section 5680 that next occurs after the effective date of the renewal, when it shall expire if it is not again renewed.
(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 306, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2002.)
A license which is not renewed within three years after its expiration may not be renewed, restored, reissued, or reinstated thereafter, but the holder of the license may apply for and obtain a new license if:
(a) No fact, circumstance, or condition exists which, if the license were issued, would justify its revocation or suspension.
(b) The applicant pays all of the fees which would be required of the applicant if the applicant were then applying for the license for the first time.
(c) The applicant takes and passes the examination which would be required of the applicant if the applicant were then applying for the license for the first time, or otherwise establishes to the satisfaction of the board that the applicant is qualified to practice landscape architecture.
The board may, by regulation, authorize the waiver or refund of all or any part of the examination fee in those cases in which a license is issued without an examination under this section.
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 879, Sec. 22.41. Effective January 1, 1999.)
The fees prescribed by this chapter for landscape architect applicants and landscape architect licensees shall be fixed by the board as follows:
(a) The application fee for reviewing an applicant’s eligibility to take any section of the examination may not exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
(b) The fee for any section of the examination administered by the board shall not exceed the actual cost to the board for purchasing and administering each exam.
(c) The fee for an original license may not exceed four hundred dollars ($400), except that, if the license is issued less than one year before the date on which it will expire, then the fee shall equal 50 percent of the fee fixed by the board for an original license. The board may, by appropriate regulation, provide for the waiver or refund of the initial license fee where the license is issued less than 45 days before the date on which it will expire.
(d) The fee for a duplicate license may not exceed fifty dollars ($50).
(e) The renewal fee may not exceed four hundred dollars ($400).
(f) The penalty for failure to notify the board of a change of address within 30 days from an actual change in address may not exceed fifty dollars ($50).
(g) The delinquency fee shall be 50 percent of the renewal fee for the license in effect on the date of the renewal of the license, but not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200).
(h) The fee for filing an application for approval of a school pursuant to Section 5650 may not exceed six hundred dollars ($600) charged and collected on an biennial basis.
(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1054, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 2001.)
Within 10 days after the beginning of every month, all fees collected by the department for the month preceding, under the provisions of this chapter, shall be paid into the State Treasury to the credit of the California Architects Board-Landscape Architects Fund, which is hereby created.
(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1054, Sec. 25. Effective January 1, 2001.)
The money paid into the California Architects Board-Landscape Architects Fund shall be used for expenditure in the manner prescribed by law to defray the expenses of the board and in carrying out and enforcing the provisions of this chapter.
(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 74, Sec. 16. Effective July 19, 2005.)