Nac: Chapter 623 - Architecture, Interior Design And Residential Design

Link to law: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-623.html
Published: 2015

[Rev. 7/17/2015 3:46:32 PM]

[NAC-623 Revised Date: 9-14]

CHAPTER 623 - ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN

AND RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

GENERAL PROVISIONS

623.010            Definitions.

623.011            “Board” defined.

623.012            “Contact hour” defined.

623.0125          “Continuing education unit”

defined.

623.013            “Direct supervision” defined.

623.015            “Executive Director” defined.

623.017            “Registrant” defined.

623.018            “Respondent” defined.

623.019            Interpretation of term “from the

floor of an interior area of a structure designed for human habitation or

occupancy to the ceiling.”

623.0195          Interpretation of term “his or her

own drawings.”

STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND RESIDENTIAL

DESIGN

623.115            Meetings of Board.

623.135            Duties of Chair.

623.145            Duties and authority of

Secretary-Treasurer.

623.150            Executive Director.

623.155            Audits.

623.160            Financial administration: Duties of

Secretary-Treasurer.

623.170            Supplement of budget.

623.175            Seal.

REGISTRATION

General Provisions

623.215            Application for registration.

623.225            Conditions under which application

becomes inactive; reinstatement of inactive application.

623.280            Renewal or restoration of expired

certificate of registration.

623.290            Fees.

623.300            Evaluation of training received by

applicant.

623.310            Determination of practice as

principal.

Qualifications of Architect

623.400            Examination for registration; oath

before Board.

623.410            Registration and certification in

another jurisdiction in lieu of examination.

623.445            Credit for education or training.

623.455            Conditions for credit for

education.

623.465            Conditions for credits for training

completed after August 9, 1982.

623.475            Additional conditions for credits

for education or training completed after August 9, 1982.

Qualifications of Residential Designer

623.500            Examination for registration.

623.505            Requirements and credit for

education and training.

Qualifications of Interior Designer: Program of Interior

Design Not Accredited by Foundation for Interior Design Education Research

623.562            Definitions.

623.564            “Applicant” defined.

623.566            “Ergonomics” defined.

623.568            “Program of interior design”

defined.

623.570            “Student” defined.

623.572            Application for registration:

Action by Executive Director and subcommittee of Board; placement on agenda of

Board; submission of additional information.

623.574            Application for registration:

Action by Board; prerequisites to approval of program.

623.576            General requirements for program.

623.578            Standards for program: Curriculum.

623.580            Standards for program: Development

of professional attitudes, traits and values.

623.582            Standards for program: Foundation

in fundamentals.

623.584            Standards for program: Knowledge,

skills, processes and theories of interior design.

623.586            Standards for program:

Communication.

623.588            Standards for program: Building

systems, materials and products.

623.590            Standards for program: Laws, codes,

regulations, standards and practices.

623.592            Standards for program: Foundation

in business and professional practice.

623.594            Standards for program: Faculty

members and other instructional personnel.

Continuing Education

623.630            General requirements; approval by

Board.

623.632            Self-directed educational

activities.

623.634            Structured educational activities.

623.636            Subjects of study.

623.638            Exemptions.

623.640            Retention of certain records by

registrant.

623.642            Audits by Board.

623.644            Submission of proof to Board;

violation.

623.646            Noncompliance with requirements.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

623.720            Notice of change of address or

place of employment.

623.740            Use of corporate or fictitious

names.

623.750            Seal for architect.

623.755            Seal for registered interior

designer.

623.760            Seal for residential designer.

623.763            Validation and use of stamp or

seal; responsibility of registrant.

623.766            Contents of plans, specifications

and certain other documents submitted to public authority.

623.770            Reproduction of documents.

623.780            Use and possession of plans,

drawings and specifications.

623.800            Proposals for publicly funded

projects.

623.810            Restrictions on display of work.

623.830            Adoption by reference of standards

for interior design.

623.840            Registered interior designers:

Collaboration with certain professionals.

623.850            Registered interior designers:

Provisions governing technical elements of preparation of designs.

RULES OF CONDUCT FOR REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS

623.860            Professional competence.

623.865            Disclosure of compensation.

623.870            Information for client;

responsibility to report certain violations.

623.875            Prohibited conduct.

623.880            Additional prohibited conduct.

623.885            Grounds for disciplinary action.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION

623.900            Adoption by reference of Rules

of Conduct.

623.905            Complaint; notice.

623.910            Written response; failure to file

response deemed admission.

623.915            Investigation of complaint;

recommendations of Executive Director.

623.920            Advisory committees: Establishment;

appointment of members; provisions applicable to members.

623.925            Duties of advisory committee; use

of recommendations by Board; obligations of respondent upon acceptance or

rejection of recommendations.

623.930            Informal conference between

advisory committee and respondent; notice; committee not bound by rules of

evidence.

623.935            Decline by respondent to

participate in review of complaint.

623.940            Formal hearing; failure to appear;

request for continuance.

623.945            Procedure for hearing; exhibits;

prehearing motions; informality of proceeding.

623.950            Conditions of probation.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NAC 623.010  Definitions. (NRS 623.140)  As used

in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms

defined in NAC 623.011 to 623.018,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 3-22-94; A

by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, 5-20-96; R120-01,

3-4-2002; R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010; R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.011  “Board” defined. (NRS 623.140)  “Board”

means the State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)

      NAC 623.012  “Contact hour” defined. (NRS 623.140)  “Contact

hour” means 50 minutes of learning or instruction.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.0125  “Continuing education unit” defined. (NRS 623.140)  “Continuing

education unit” means 1 contact hour in a course or program of continuing

education approved by the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.013  “Direct supervision” defined. (NRS 623.140)  “Direct

supervision” means the direction given by a supervisor who has control over and

detailed professional knowledge of the work prepared by the supervised person.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)

      NAC 623.015  “Executive Director” defined. (NRS 623.140)  “Executive

Director” means the Executive Director of the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)

      NAC 623.017  “Registrant” defined. (NRS 623.140)  “Registrant”

means a person who holds a certificate of registration issued pursuant to the

provisions of chapter 623 of NRS.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)

      NAC 623.018  “Respondent” defined. (NRS 623.140)  “Respondent”

means a person against whom a complaint has been filed pursuant to NAC 623.905.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)

      NAC 623.019  Interpretation of term “from the floor of an interior area of a

structure designed for human habitation or occupancy to the ceiling.” (NRS 623.022, 623.140)  The

Board will interpret the term “from the floor of an interior area of a

structure designed for human habitation or occupancy to the ceiling” as used in

subsection 4 of NRS 623.022, to

mean that a partition may penetrate the ceiling a short distance if necessary

to brace the partition to the structure in compliance with the practice of the

industry.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)

      NAC 623.0195  Interpretation of term “his or her own drawings.” (NRS 623.140, 623.330)  For the

purposes of paragraph (d) of subsection 1 of NRS 623.330, the Board interprets

the phrase “his or her own drawings” to include only drawings prepared by a

contractor or an employee of the contractor.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R056-04, eff. 7-22-2004)

STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

      NAC 623.115  Meetings of Board. (NRS 623.140)  The

Board will hold regular meetings at least once a quarter of each year at times

and places designated by the Board.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 3, eff. 5-7-80]

      NAC 623.135  Duties of Chair. (NRS 623.140)  The

Chair of the Board shall:

     1.  If present, preside over the meetings of

the Board;

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 623.920, appoint all committees of the Board;

     3.  Sign all certificates issued by the

Board;

     4.  Exclude a person who does not conduct

himself or herself in a respectful manner before the Board during a formal or

informal proceeding; and

     5.  Perform all other duties pertaining to

the office.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 5, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A by Bd.

of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; R076-13,

2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.145  Duties and authority of Secretary-Treasurer. (NRS 623.140)  The

Secretary-Treasurer:

     1.  Shall act as general administrative and

financial adviser to the Board.

     2.  May delegate his or her authority to the

Executive Director or a person otherwise authorized by the Board as he or she

deems appropriate.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 6, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-26-83;

3-22-94; A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by

R120-01, 3-4-2002)

      NAC 623.150  Executive Director. (NRS 623.135, 623.140)

     1.  The Board may retain a person as

Executive Director. If an Executive Director is retained, he or she shall be in

charge of the offices of the Board and be responsible for any investigations of

the Board.

     2.  The Executive Director serves at the

pleasure of the Board.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 7, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-26-83;

A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by R120-01,

3-4-2002)

      NAC 623.155  Audits. (NRS 623.135, 623.140)  The

Board will retain a certified public accountant to audit all of its fiscal

records at the close of each fiscal year.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 8, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A by Bd.

of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by R120-01, 3-4-2002)

      NAC 623.160  Financial administration: Duties of Secretary-Treasurer. (NRS 623.140)  The

Secretary-Treasurer shall deposit all fees collected by the Board in a

commercial account in the name of the Board in a bank in the State of Nevada

selected by a majority of the members of the Board. Ordinary or recurring

disbursements by the Board must be made from the commercial account. The

Secretary-Treasurer shall also establish in the name of the Board one or more

savings accounts in a financial institution in this State selected by a

majority of the members of the Board.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 9, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A by Bd.

of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; R076-13,

2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.170  Supplement of budget. (NRS 623.140)  The

Board may, upon a majority vote of a quorum of the Board, supplement its budget

for any emergency expense of the Board by using any money available.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 11, eff. 5-7-80]

      NAC 623.175  Seal. (NRS 623.120, 623.140)  The seal

of the Board is embossed and consists of two concentric circles, one

approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter and the other approximately 1 7/8 inches

in diameter. The words “State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and

Residential Design” are centered between the two circles and begin near the

middle of the left side, run across the top of the seal and end near the middle

of the right side. The words “of Nevada” are centered between the two circles

at the bottom of the seal. Within the inner circle is the shield of the Board.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 2, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A by Bd.

of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)

REGISTRATION

General Provisions

      NAC 623.215  Application for registration. (NRS 623.140)

     1.  An application for registration as an

architect, registered interior designer or residential designer must be made on

a form prescribed by the Board.

     2.  The application must include:

     (a) The applicant’s name and social security

number, the number of his or her driver’s license, and the addresses and

telephone numbers of his or her business and residence;

     (b) The applicant’s birthplace and date of birth;

     (c) A statement indicating whether the application

is for certification by written examination or by evidence of registration and

certification in another jurisdiction;

     (d) The names and addresses of the applicant’s

associates in business and the employer from whom the applicant has solicited a

letter of reference; and

     (e) A statement indicating whether the applicant

has ever been arrested and, if so, the date, place, nature and final

disposition of the charge.

     3.  Each application must be notarized.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 12, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-26-83;

A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by R113-99,

12-4-2000; R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.225  Conditions under which application becomes inactive;

reinstatement of inactive application. (NRS 623.140)

     1.  An application for registration as an

architect, registered interior designer or residential designer becomes

inactive if:

     (a) The applicant is applying for registration as

an architect or residential designer on the basis of certification in another

jurisdiction and the application process is not completed within 1 year after

the date on which the application is filed; or

     (b) The applicant is applying for registration as

an architect, registered interior designer or residential designer on the basis

of examination and fails to participate in the applicable examinations for 5

consecutive years.

     2.  To reinstate an inactive application:

     (a) An applicant for registration as an architect

or residential designer on the basis of certification in another jurisdiction

must submit a revised application for registration, accompanied by a fee for

examination as determined by the Board. An applicant for registration as an

architect must also request that the National Council of Architectural

Registration Boards transmit a copy of its current blue folder concerning the

applicant to the Board. The file must show that the applicant is in good

standing with the National Council.

     (b) An applicant for registration as an architect,

registered interior designer or residential designer on the basis of

examination must reapply by submitting a new application, along with the

appropriate fees and materials, in the form required for such an application.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 13, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-26-83;

12-15-86; A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, 5-20-96;

R120-01, 3-4-2002; R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.280  Renewal or restoration of expired certificate of registration. (NRS 623.140, 623.260)

     1.  If the holder of a certificate which has

expired through failure to be renewed has not obtained a renewal of the

certificate within 1 year pursuant to NRS

623.260, the holder of the certificate may obtain a renewal of the

certificate at any time before the end of the third year after the date of the

certificate’s expiration by:

     (a) Submitting a letter of application for a

renewal to the Board;

     (b) Completing the requirements for continuing

education for each year during which the license is expired; and

     (c) Paying the required fee for late renewal.

     2.  A person whose certificate has expired

and has not been renewed within 3 years after the date of its expiration is no

longer entitled to have it renewed, but may have it restored. A new

registration number and certificate will be issued by the Board if the person

complies with the following procedure:

     (a) If the expired certificate was obtained on the

basis of certification in another jurisdiction, the person must reapply to the

Board in accordance with the provisions of NAC 623.410.

     (b) If the expired certificate was obtained on the

basis of examination in Nevada, the person must:

          (1) Submit a new application to the Board;

          (2) Submit a certificate of good standing from

every state in which he or she is licensed or has been registered;

          (3) If required by the Board, appear before

the Board for an oral interview; and

          (4) Pay any required fees.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 19, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-26-83;

9-15-89; A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by

R076-13, 2-26-2014)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 623.710)

      NAC 623.290  Fees. (NRS 623.140, 623.180, 623.310)

     1.  The following fees are prescribed and

will be collected by the Board at the time an application is made or material

is furnished:



     (a) For an examination

for a certificate:





 







          (1) For the

examination for registration as a residential designer if the entire

examination is taken at one time.......................................................................................





          $300







          (2) If the entire

examination is not taken at one time:





 







               (I) For the

graphic section of the examination for registration as a residential designer





            150







               (II) For

each written section of the examination for registration as a residential

designer............................................................................................................





              75







          (3) For the

written examination for registration as a registered interior designer...





            100







          (4) By

reciprocity or other means requiring special action by the Board................





            300







          (5) For the

computer architect registration examination, in addition to the regular fee

for examination............................................................................................................





              50







     (b) For a certificate

of registration...............................................................................





            125







     (c) For the late

renewal of an expired certificate of registration within 1 year after its

expiration......................................................................................................................





            220







     (d) For the late

renewal of a certificate which has been expired for more than 1 year but not

more than 3 years..................................................................................................





            300







     (e) Except as

otherwise provided in paragraph (f), for an initial registration or a renewal

of a registration....................................................................................................





            150







     (f) For an initial

registration issued in November or December...................................





              75







     (g) For restoration of

an expired or revoked certificate of registration.......................





            300







     (h) For replacement of

a certificate of registration......................................................





              30







     (i) For application

forms..............................................................................................





              25





     2.  The Board will, upon request, make

available the schedule of fees charged by the National Council of Architectural

Registration Boards for the examination for registration as an architect and

for retaking any part or parts of the examination.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 21, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 5-13-82;

10-26-83; 11-7-85; 2-24-86; 12-15-86; 12-17-87; 9-30-88; 11-21-88; 9-15-89; 3-22-94;

A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, 5-20-96; 11-14-97;

R178-99, 2-16-2000; R230-03, 4-30-2004)

      NAC 623.300  Evaluation of training received by applicant. (NRS 623.140, 623.190)

     1.  To evaluate the training being received by

an applicant, the Board will consider the organization which is providing the

training to be an office of a registered architect if:

     (a) The applicant works under the direct

supervision of a registered architect who is the principal of the organization;

     (b) The organization is not engaged in

construction; and

     (c) The organization has no affiliate engaged in

construction which has a substantial economic effect on the principal of the

organization.

     2.  An organization or its affiliate is

considered to be primarily engaged in construction if it customarily:

     (a) Provides labor or material for all or any

significant part of a project of construction, whether or not compensation is

paid by a lump sum or on a cost plus basis; or

     (b) Agrees to guarantee to an owner of a project

the maximum cost of the construction of all or a significant part of the

project.

     3.  For the purpose of this section, a person

is a principal of an organization if he or she:

     (a) Is a registered architect; and

     (b) Is in charge of the organization’s

architectural practice alone or with other registered architects.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 10-26-83)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 623.485)

      NAC 623.310  Determination of practice as principal. (NRS 623.140, 623.190)  The

following provisions apply to all applicants for registration:

     1.  A stockholder, director or officer of a

corporation who is authorized to engage in the practice of architecture or

residential design or practice as a registered interior designer is not

considered to be practicing as a principal solely because of his or her

position in the corporation.

     2.  No employee of a corporation is

considered to be practicing as a principal unless he or she is a director or

officer of the corporation.

     3.  In any firm composed of general partners

as well as limited partners or associates, or both, the general partners are

considered by the Board to be practicing as principals. Persons who share in

the profits of a firm but not in the losses, or who are not liable for the acts

of the firm, will not be considered to be practicing as principals.

     4.  Architects, registered interior designers

and residential designers who are employed by firms engaged in the design and

construction of buildings, whether by the same or affiliated organizations, are

not considered to be practicing as principals.

     5.  The term “principal” may only be used by

persons registered pursuant to chapter 623

of NRS.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 23, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-26-83;

10-24-91; A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by

R012-06, 5-4-2006)

Qualifications

of Architect

      NAC 623.400  Examination for registration; oath before Board. (NRS 623.140, 623.190)

     1.  The Board hereby adopts the architectural

examination prepared by the National Council of Architectural Registration

Boards as the examination to be used in this State to test applicants for

registration as architects.

     2.  In addition to the qualifications of

minimum age and good moral character which are prescribed in subsection 1 of NRS 623.190, to participate in the

examination an applicant must, except as otherwise provided in subsection 3,

have completed or be enrolled in the Intern Development Program of the National

Council as the Program existed at the time of application for registration and

have received or be eligible to receive a first professional degree in

architecture from a program accredited by the National Architectural

Accrediting Board, Inc.

     3.  An applicant who received 7 years of

credits for education and practical training before January 1, 1986, may

participate in the examination after the applicant has received a total of 8

years of credits for education and practical training pursuant to NAC 623.445. Of the 8 years immediately preceding the

date on which the application is submitted, the applicant must have had 3 years

of experience in the office and under the direct supervision of a registered

architect.

     4.  An applicant who has completed or is

enrolled in the Intern Development Program must have the National Council

transmit adequate evidence thereof to the Board. If necessary, to evaluate the

training received by an applicant who participated or is enrolled in the

Program, the Board will require the applicant to substantiate the quality and

character of the training during the Program.

     5.  Requests for information regarding the

Intern Development Program must be directed to the:

 

  NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURAL

       REGISTRATION BOARDS

  1801 K Street, N.W., Suite 700K

  Washington, D.C. 20006-1310

  (202) 783-6500

  www.ncarb.org

 

     6.  Upon the applicant’s successful

completion of all parts of the written examination, each applicant must

personally appear before the Board to take an oath prescribed by the Board.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 15, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 8-9-82;

10-26-83; 1-25-85; 7-15-88; A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design &

Residential Design by R120-01, 3-4-2002; R230-03, 4-30-2004; R076-13, 2-26-2014)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 623.235)

      NAC 623.410  Registration and certification in another jurisdiction in lieu of

examination. (NRS

623.140, 623.210)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in paragraph

(g), the Board will, in lieu of all examinations, accept satisfactory evidence

of an applicant’s registration and certification as an architect in another

jurisdiction if the applicant has all of the following qualifications:

     (a) Is of good moral character.

     (b) At the date of application, qualifies to take

the architect’s examination.

     (c) Holds a current certification by the National

Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and the file which is maintained

by the National Council shows that the applicant is in good standing. The

applicant must request that the National Council transmit a copy of this file

to the Board.

     (d) Has passed the:

          (1) Architect Registration Examination

prepared by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards;

          (2) Professional examination prepared by the

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the qualifying test

or equivalency examination if required by the standards of the National

Council;

          (3) Seven-part national examination prepared

by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, for which 36

hours are scheduled for its completion; or

          (4) Any other examination the Board considers

equivalent.

Ê If the

examination was prepared by the National Council, the examination and the

procedures used in grading it must meet the standards of the National Council

at the time the applicant took the examination.

     (e) Has acceptable qualifications concerning

seismism, such as having completed:

          (1) The structural examination of the National

Council of Architectural Registration Boards; or

          (2) A treatise that has been accepted by a

member Board within Region 6 of the Western Conference of the Architectural

Registration Boards.

     (f) Has a record which does not show any revocation

or suspension of a registration for any disciplinary reason.

     (g) Has successfully completed a brief written

examination covering chapter 623 of

NRS, the appropriate code of ethics and the provisions of this chapter.

     (h) If required, at the discretion of the Executive

Director or a person otherwise authorized by the Board, has received a

favorable evaluation based on a personal interview before the Board. Each

interview will be conducted at a time and place designated by the Board.

     2.  If the applicant meets all the

qualifications set forth in this chapter and chapter 623 of NRS and receives the

approval of the Board, the applicant is entitled to registration as an

architect if the applicant submits the applicable fee for certification.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 16, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-26-83;

12-15-86; 12-17-87; 10-18-89; A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design &

Residential Design by R120-01, 3-4-2002; R076-13, 2-26-2014)—(Substituted in

revision for NAC 623.270)

      NAC 623.445  Credit for education or training.

(NRS 623.140, 623.190)  An

applicant for registration as an architect may acquire credit for education or

training under the following table:

 



TABLE

OF EQUIVALENTS:

 

 

 

 





 





 

EDUCATION

       First                                    Maximum

          2              Succeeding          Years      Years               Years             Allowed





 





 

TRAINING

            Credit                 Maximum

          Allowed                  Credit

         (Percent)                Allowed







DESCRIPTION

OF EXPERIENCE

 





 





             (Percent)





 





 







      1.  For

a bachelor’s degree in architecture or credits from a program accredited by

the National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc., or for a master’s degree

in architecture from a school of architecture accredited by that Board.





 





 

 

 

 

 

 

        100                  100               5

years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 







      2.  For

the first professional degree in architecture or credits toward that degree

under a program which has been accredited by the National Architectural

Accrediting Board, Inc., not later than 2 years after termination of

enrollment.





 





 

 

 

 

 

 

         75                   100               5

years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 







      3.  For

the first professional degree in architecture or credits toward that degree

under a program which has not been accredited by the National Architectural

Accrediting Board, Inc.





 





 

 

 

 

 

         75                    75                4

years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 







      4.  For

a bachelor’s degree or credits toward that degree in architectural

engineering or architectural technology or in civil, mechanical or electrical

engineering under a program which has been accredited by the Engineers’

Council for Professional Development, the Accreditation Board for Engineering

and Technology or ABET, Inc., or for a bachelor’s degree in interior

architecture under a program accredited by the Council for Interior Design

Accreditation.





 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         50                    75                3

years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 







      5.  For

any other bachelor’s degree.





 





 

                                                     2

years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 







      6.  For

employment directly related to architectural work in the office of a

registered architect.





 





 

 

         50                    50                5

years





 





 

 

             100                    No

Limit







 





 





 





 





 







      7.  For

experience as an employee of an organization which is regularly involved in

the business of construction if the experience is not in the office of a

registered architect but is directly related to architectural work and is

under the direct supervision of a registered architect.





 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         50                    50                4

years





 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             100                     2

years







 





 





 





 





 







      8.  For

experience as an employee of an organization, other than in the office of a

registered architect, if the experience is directly related to architectural

work and is directly supervised by a professional engineer or a landscape

architect.





 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 





 

 

 

 

 

 

              50                       1

year







 





 





 





 





 







      9.  For

experience other than that gained by work described in subsections 6, 7 and

8, if the experience is directly related to operations on a construction site

or to physical analyses of existing buildings.





 





 





 





 

 

 

 

 

 

              50                     6

months







 





 





 





 





 







      10.  A

master’s or doctoral degree in architecture, unless the degree is the first

professional degree.





 





 





 





 

 

             100                      1

year







 





 





 





 





 







      11.  For

teaching or research under an architectural program accredited by the

National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc.





 





 





 





 

 

 

             100                      1

year





 

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 10-26-83; A

10-26-84; 9-15-89; 10-24-91; 2-1-94; A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R055-04, 7-22-2004; R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.455  Conditions for credit for education. (NRS 623.140, 623.190)  The

credit to be allowed for the education described in the table in NAC 623.445 is subject to the following conditions:

     1.  Credit for education must be earned after

graduation from high school.

     2.  For the completion of the degrees

described in subsections 1 to 5, inclusive, of NAC

623.445, an applicant will receive the maximum credit allowed, regardless

of the length of the program to obtain the degree. An applicant with a

bachelor’s degree described in that table who has participated in more than one

program may not receive credit for more than 3 years in the aggregate for the

degree.

     3.  Thirty-two semester hours or 48 quarter

hours with passing grades is considered to be 1 year. Credit will be allowed

for full years or half years only. A fraction of more than half a year must be

rounded to the nearest half year and fractions of less than a half year must

not be counted for credit.

     4.  An applicant will be allowed credit for

education in a foreign college or university only for a nonarchitectural

bachelor’s degree or for the first professional degree under a program

accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc., within 2

years after the period of the applicant’s enrollment. The applicant must pay

the cost of any translation or evaluation necessary to determine the credit for

this education.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 10-26-83)

      NAC 623.465  Conditions for credits for training completed after August 9,

1982. (NRS

623.140, 623.190)  The

credit to be allowed for the training described in the table in NAC 623.445 is subject to the following conditions:

     1.  Credit for training may be earned only

after at least 2 1/2 credits have been earned for education.

     2.  After 5 years of education, each

applicant must earn at least 1 year of credit for employment in the office of a

registered architect.

     3.  To be allowed credit for a master’s or

doctoral degree in architecture or for teaching or research in an architectural

program, the subjects studied, taught or researched by the applicant must be

evaluated by the Board and found to be related directly to architecture. Twenty

semester hours or 30 quarter hours of teaching or research is considered to be

1 year.

     4.  Credits may not be used for both

education and training.

     5.  An applicant, upon request by the Board,

must substantiate his or her training by showing that it meets the requirements

of an intern in the Intern Development Program of the National Council of

Architectural Registration Boards.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 10-26-83; A

by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by R230-03, 4-30-2004)

      NAC 623.475  Additional conditions for credits for education or training completed

after August 9, 1982. (NRS 623.140, 623.190)

     1.  To earn full credit for education or

training pursuant to NAC 623.445, an applicant must

have worked at least 10 consecutive:

     (a) Weeks for credit pursuant to subsection 6 of NAC 623.445; and

     (b) Months for credit pursuant to subsections 7, 8

and 9 of NAC 623.445.

     2.  An applicant may earn half of the credit

required in subsection 6 of NAC 623.445 by working

at least 20 hours a week during periods of 6 or more consecutive months. No

applicant may receive credit for part-time work for any other training

described in NAC 623.445.

     3.  The Board will accept other education and

training completed by an applicant if it finds that the training or education

is equivalent to the education or training described in NAC

623.445.

     4.  If necessary to evaluate the credits of

an applicant for examination, the Board will require the applicant to

substantiate the statement that he or she has complied with the education and

training requirements specified in this chapter.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 10-26-83; A

10-24-91)

Qualifications

of Residential Designer

      NAC 623.500  Examination for registration. (NRS 623.140, 623.190)  Any

person who:

     1.  Applies to the Board pursuant to NAC 623.215; and

     2.  Has a total of 5 years of credit for

education and practical training as outlined in NAC

623.505,

Ê is qualified

to participate in the examination for registration as a residential designer.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 14, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-26-83;

A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by R055-04,

7-22-2004)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 623.245)

      NAC 623.505  Requirements and credit for education and training. (NRS 623.140, 623.190)  An

applicant for registration as a residential designer must have a combination of

at least 5 years of education and training with at least 1 year in education,

or the equivalent, and at least 1 year in training. An applicant for

registration as a residential designer may acquire credit for education and

training only pursuant to the following table:

 



TABLE

OF EQUIVALENTS:





 





 







 





EDUCATION





TRAINING







 





First

2

Years





 

Succeeding

Years





Maximum

Years

Allowed





Credit

Allowed (Percent)





Maximum

Credit

Allowed







DESCRIPTION

OF EXPERIENCE





(Percent)





 





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 







      1.  For

a bachelor’s degree in architecture or credits from a program accredited by

the National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc., or for a master’s degree

in architecture from a school of architecture accredited by that Board.





100





100





4 years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 







      2.  For

the first professional degree in architecture or credits toward that degree

under a program which has not been accredited by the National Architectural

Accrediting Board, Inc.





 

 

 

75





 

 

 

100





 

 

 

4 years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 







      3.  For

a bachelor’s degree or credits toward that degree in architectural

engineering or architectural technology or in civil, mechanical or electrical

engineering under a program which has been accredited by the Engineers’

Council for Professional Development, the Accreditation Board for Engineering

and Technology or ABET, Inc., or for a bachelor’s degree in interior design

or interior architecture under a program accredited by the Council for

Interior Design Accreditation.





50





75





3 years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 







      4.  For

an associate’s or bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in residential design as

approved by the Board.





100





100





2 years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 







      5.  For

any other bachelor’s degree.





 





 





2 years





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 







      6.  For

experience as an employee under the direct supervision of a residential

designer or an architect who is registered pursuant to this chapter and chapter 623 of NRS.





50





 





1 year





100





4 years







 





 





 





 





 





 







      7.  For

employment directly related to residential design under the direct

supervision of a landscape architect who is registered pursuant to chapter 623A of NRS.





 





 





 





50





1 year







 





 





 





 





 





 







      8.  For

employment directly related to residential design under the direct

supervision of a licensed professional engineer who is registered pursuant to

chapter 625 of NRS.





 





 





 





50





2 years







 





 





 





 





 





 







      9.  For

employment directly related to residential design under the direct

supervision of a registered interior designer who is registered pursuant to

this chapter and chapter 623 of NRS.





 





 





 





50





1 year







 





 





 





 





 





 







      10.  For

employment directly related to residential design as an employee of a

contractor who is licensed pursuant to chapter

624 of NRS.





 





 





 





50





2 years







 





 





 





 





 





 







      11.  For

experience as a licensed general building contractor, with a subclassification

AB or B-2, who is licensed pursuant to chapter

624 of NRS. The amount of credit allowed will be determined by the Board,

based on the quality of experience obtained for projects that have been designed

and constructed.





 





 





 





 

 

 

 

As determined by the Board





 

 

 

 

 

 

4 years







 





 





 





 





 





 







      12.  For

experience in an organization that provides residential drafting services to

architects or residential designers who are registered pursuant to this

chapter and chapter 623 of NRS. The

work experience must be documented on a form provided by the Board and

verified by the architect or residential designer for whom the drafting

services were provided.





 





 





 





50





1 year







 





 





 





 





 





 







      13.  For

experience in an organization that provides drafting services to professional

engineers who are registered pursuant to chapter

625 of NRS. The work experience must be documented on a form provided by

the Board and verified by the professional engineer for whom the drafting

services were provided.





 





 





 





 

 

 

 

 

 

25





 

 

 

 

 

 

1 year





 

Ê For the

purposes of this section, 1 year of education is equivalent to the completion

of at least 32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours and one-half year of

education is equivalent to the completion of at least 16 semester hours or 24

quarter hours. The Board will only grant credit for education in increments of

1 year or one-half year of education. The Board will round down to one-half

year of education any amount of credit which is equal to or greater than

one-half year of education but less than 1 year of education. The Board will

not count as credit for the purposes of satisfying the requirements of this

section any amount of credit which is less than one-half year of education.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R055-04, eff. 7-22-2004; A by R093-06, 6-28-2006;

R076-13, 2-26-2014)

Qualifications of Interior Designer: Program of Interior

Design Not Accredited by Foundation for Interior Design Education Research

      NAC 623.562  Definitions. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)  As used

in NAC 623.562 to 623.594,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NAC 623.564 to 623.570,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.564  “Applicant” defined. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)  “Applicant”

means an applicant for a certificate of registration to practice as a

registered interior designer who has successfully completed a program of

interior design which is not accredited by the Council for Interior Design

Accreditation.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004; A by R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.566  “Ergonomics” defined. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)  “Ergonomics”

means the study of how work affects people and of efforts to reduce worker

fatigue and adverse physiological responses to environmental stressors, complex

psychomotor tasks and visual monitoring.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.568  “Program of interior design” defined. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)  “Program

of interior design” means a program of interior design which is not accredited

by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004; A by R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.570  “Student” defined. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)  “Student”

means an applicant during his or her enrollment in a program of interior

design.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.572  Application for registration: Action by Executive Director and

subcommittee of Board; placement on agenda of Board; submission of additional

information. (NRS

623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The provisions of this section apply only

to an application submitted pursuant to NRS 623.192 by an applicant who has

successfully completed a program of interior design which is not accredited by

the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

     2.  Upon the receipt of an application and

appropriate supporting information, the Executive Director shall:

     (a) Establish a subcommittee of the Board to review

the application. If possible, at least one of the members of the subcommittee

must be a registered interior designer. A subcommittee established pursuant to

this paragraph may be composed of architects or registered interior designers

who hold a certificate of registration issued pursuant to chapter 623 of NRS.

     (b) Provide each member of the subcommittee with a

copy of each pending application and any supporting information.

     3.  The subcommittee shall:

     (a) Meet at least once during each period of 90

days in which any applications are awaiting its review.

     (b) Meet in a closed session to consider the

qualifications of an applicant.

     (c) Weigh the application against the requirements

of NAC 623.562 to 623.594,

inclusive.

     (d) Open its meeting to the public when taking any

action.

     4.  After the subcommittee reviews an

application, the subcommittee shall:

     (a) Provide the applicant with its preliminary

decision concerning the application.

     (b) If the subcommittee finds that the application

and supporting information:

          (1) Are sufficient to determine whether the

program of interior design completed by the applicant is substantially

equivalent to a program of interior design accredited by the Council for Interior

Design Accreditation, recommend to the Board whether to approve pursuant to

subparagraph (2) of paragraph (d) of subsection 1 of NRS 623.192 the program of interior

design completed by the applicant. The application will be placed on the agenda

for consideration by the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

          (2) Are not sufficient to determine whether

the program of interior design completed by the applicant is substantially

equivalent to a program of interior design accredited by the Council for

Interior Design Accreditation, provide the applicant with a written request for

the information necessary to make that determination. Within 90 days after

receiving such a request, the applicant must provide to the subcommittee an

original and three additional copies of the information requested or a written

request for additional time to supplement the information supporting the

application, or may notify the subcommittee of the applicant’s intention not to

supplement that supporting information. Within 90 days after the subcommittee

receives any supplemental information from an applicant pursuant to this

subparagraph, the subcommittee shall forward to the Board its recommendation of

whether to approve pursuant to subparagraph (2) of paragraph (d) of subsection

1 of NRS 623.192 the program of

interior design completed by the applicant.

     5.  As used in this section, “application”

means an application submitted pursuant to NRS 623.192 by an applicant who has

successfully completed a program of interior design which is not accredited by

the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004; A by R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.574  Application for registration: Action by Board; prerequisites to

approval of program. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)  The

Board:

     1.  Will act upon any recommendations

submitted pursuant to NAC 623.572 in a public

meeting, but may hold a closed session to receive evidence concerning the

competence of an applicant for a certificate of registration to practice as a

registered interior designer.

     2.  Will not approve pursuant to subparagraph

(2) of paragraph (d) of subsection 1 of NRS 623.192 the program of interior

design completed by an applicant unless that program complies with the

requirements of NAC 623.576, the minimum

requirements for satisfaction of the standards set forth in NAC 623.578 to 623.594,

inclusive, and at least nine of the additional criteria set forth in NAC 623.578 to 623.594,

inclusive, for the satisfaction of those standards.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.576  General requirements for program.

(NRS 623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The program of interior design completed

by an applicant must provide for the issuance of at least a bachelor’s degree

to a student who successfully completes the program and, at the time of the

issuance of that degree to the applicant, must:

     (a) Require for the issuance of that degree at

least 30 semester credit hours or 45 quarter credit hours of general liberal

arts; and

     (b) Be part of an institution located:

          (1) Within the United States or Canada which

is accredited by an institutional accrediting body that is recognized by the

United States Department of Education or by a Canadian provincial ministry of

education; or

          (2) Outside of the United States or Canada

which is:

               (I) Part of an educational system based

in the United States or Canada; and

               (II) Accredited by an institutional

accrediting body that is recognized by the United States Department of Education

or by a Canadian provincial ministry of education.

     2.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Quarter credit hour” means 1 hour of credit

for a course which has a duration measured in quarters.

     (b) “Semester credit hour” means 1 hour of credit

for a course which has a duration measured in semesters.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.578  Standards for program: Curriculum. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The curriculum of the program of interior

design completed by an applicant must be structured to facilitate and advance

student learning.

     2.  The criteria for satisfaction of the

standard set forth in subsection 1 are whether:

     (a) The curriculum follows a logical sequence in

which the contents of courses increase in degree of difficulty;

     (b) The standards set forth in NAC 623.580 to 623.592,

inclusive, are interrelated and reinforced throughout the curriculum;

     (c) Projects show variety and complexity in type,

size and scope;

     (d) The teaching and learning methods incorporate

the experience of team approaches to design solutions;

     (e) The teaching and learning methods incorporate

experiences which provide interaction with multiple disciplines representing a

variety of points of view and perspectives on design problems;

     (f) The curriculum provides interaction with

practicing design professionals; and

     (g) The curriculum provides exposure to a variety

of business cultures and organizational structures.

     3.  The minimum requirements for satisfaction

of the standard set forth in subsection 1 are compliance with the criteria set

forth in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subsection 2 and at least one of the

remaining criteria set forth in that subsection.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.580  Standards for program: Development of professional attitudes,

traits and values. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The program of interior design completed

by an applicant must lead the student to develop the attitudes, traits and

values of professional responsibility, accountability and effectiveness.

     2.  The criteria for satisfaction of the

standard set forth in subsection 1 are whether:

     (a) The curriculum incorporates learning

experiences that address the needs of clients or users, or both, and their

responses to the interior environment;

     (b) The curriculum provides learning experiences

that address professional ethics and the role of ethics in interior design;

     (c) The curriculum provides learning experiences

that address a consciousness of alternate points of view and the appreciation

of cultural diversity;

     (d) The curriculum provides learning experiences

that address the ability of a designer to affect people and the environment;

     (e) The curriculum provides learning experiences

that address a global perspective and approach to thinking and problem solving;

     (f) The curriculum includes learning experiences

that incorporate critical, analytical and strategic thinking;

     (g) The curriculum includes learning experiences

that incorporate creative thinking;

     (h) The curriculum includes learning experiences

that incorporate the ability to think visually and volumetrically;

     (i) The curriculum includes learning experiences

that incorporate professional discipline; and

     (j) The curriculum includes learning experiences

that incorporate active listening skills leading to the effective

interpretation of requirements.

     3.  The minimum requirements for satisfaction

of the standard set forth in subsection 1 are compliance with at least five of

the criteria set forth in subsection 2.

     4.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Active listening skills” means attending to

the content of what is being said and acknowledging an understanding of the

message being conveyed in an empathetic and nonjudgmental manner, primarily in

conversations in which two or more persons seek mutual understanding of

feelings and issues.

     (b) “Creative thinking” means exhibiting a variety

of ideas, approaches and concepts with originality and elaboration.

     (c) “Global perspective” means viewing design with

an awareness and respect for the cultural and social differences of people and

the ecological issues that affect the health, safety and welfare of the planet,

and understanding the implications of conducting the business of design within

a world market.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.582  Standards for program: Foundation in fundamentals. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The program of interior design completed by

an applicant must ensure that the student has a foundation in the fundamentals

of art and design, theories of design and human behavior, and

discipline-related history.

     2.  The criteria for satisfaction of the

standard set forth in subsection 1 are whether work by the student demonstrates

an understanding of:

     (a) The design fundamentals regarding the elements

of design and the principles of design;

     (b) The design fundamentals regarding color

principles, theories and systems, including additive and subtractive color,

color mixing, hue, value and intensity, and the relationship of light and

color;

     (c) The design fundamentals regarding theories of

design and design composition, including functionalism and gestalt;

     (d) The design fundamentals regarding the

principles of lighting design, including color, quality, sources and uses;

     (e) Theories of human behavior and interior

environments, including:

          (1) The human factors of ergonomics,

anthropometry and anthropometrics; and

          (2) The relationship between human behavior

and the built environment;

     (f) The history of art;

     (g) The history of architecture;

     (h) The history of interiors; and

     (i) The history of furnishings.

     3.  The minimum requirements for satisfaction

of the standard set forth in subsection 1 are compliance with the criteria set

forth in paragraphs (a) and (e) of subsection 2 and at least five of the

remaining criteria set forth in that subsection.

     4.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Anthropometrics” means the science of

measurement of the human body to determine guidelines such as clearances and

standard heights.

     (b) “Anthropometry” means the study of people in

terms of their physical dimensions.

     (c) “Design composition” means:

          (1) The theoretical base for constructing,

viewing and judging the interrelationships of objects, spaces and materials;

and

          (2) The compositional theories focusing

primarily on how the physical arrangement of elements affects the human

perception of those elements.

     (d) “Elements of design” includes space, line, mass,

shape and texture.

     (e) “Principles of design” includes scale,

proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, harmony and variety.

     (f) “Theories of design” means theories developed

to enable designers to formulate, apply and evaluate essential design elements

and principles to meet human needs and fulfill human aspirations.

     (g) “Understanding” means a thorough comprehension

of concepts and their interrelationships.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.584  Standards for program: Knowledge, skills, processes and theories

of interior design. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The program of interior design completed

by an applicant must ensure that the student understands and applies the

knowledge, skills, processes and theories of interior design.

     2.  The criteria for satisfaction of the

standard set forth in subsection 1 are whether work by the student:

     (a) Follows a process and demonstrates the ability

to apply:

          (1) Two-dimensional design elements and

principles in interior design projects; and

          (2) Three-dimensional design elements and

principles to the development of the spatial envelope, including volumes of

space, visual continuity and balance, visual passages and interconnecting

elements;

     (b) Follows a process and demonstrates the ability

to select and apply color in interior design projects;

     (c) Demonstrates programming skills regarding

problem identification and problem solving;

     (d) Demonstrates programming skills regarding the

identification of the needs of clients or users, or both;

     (e) Demonstrates programming skills regarding the

gathering, research and analysis of information;

     (f) Demonstrates competence in schematic design and

concept development skills regarding space planning, including adjacencies,

circulation and the articulation and shaping of space;

     (g) Demonstrates competence in schematic design and

concept development skills regarding concept statements;

     (h) Demonstrates competence in schematic design and

concept development skills regarding the ability to visualize concepts through

sketching;

     (i) Demonstrates competence in design development

skills regarding:

          (1) The selection of interior finishes and

materials;

          (2) The detailed and developed layout of

furniture, fixtures and equipment;

          (3) Space plans, elevations, sketches and

study models; and

          (4) The selection and application of

luminaires and lighting sources;

     (j) Demonstrates competence in design development

skills regarding the detailed and developed selection of furniture;

     (k) Demonstrates competence in design development

skills regarding the justification of design solutions relative to the goals

and objectives of the project program;

     (l) Demonstrates competence in design development

skills regarding the appropriate selection and application of decorative

elements;

     (m) Demonstrates competence in skills regarding the

preparation of drawings, schedules and specifications as an integrated system

of contract documents which are appropriate to the size and scope of a project

and sufficiently extensive to show how design solutions and interior

construction are related;

     (n) Demonstrates design development skills

regarding the appropriate selection and application of art and accessories;

     (o) Demonstrates design development skills

regarding the ability to design custom interior elements;

     (p) Demonstrates design development skills

regarding the methods of wayfinding; and

     (q) Demonstrates design development skills

regarding graphic identification.

     3.  The minimum requirements for satisfaction

of the standard set forth in subsection 1 are compliance with the criteria set

forth in paragraphs (a), (c), (f), (i) and (m) of subsection 2 and at least

eight of the remaining criteria set forth in that subsection.

     4.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Competence” means the ability to apply

successfully concepts and information to complete specific tasks.

     (b) “Decorative elements” means elements, other

than art or accessories, which help express the character of a job or client,

or both, and which are not an integrated part of the interior architecture of a

building.

     (c) “Graphic identification” means the design of

things that people see and read in interiors and buildings and methods for

finding direction and corporate identity in such things as symbols and logos

which attempt to maximize both communication and aesthetic quality.

     (d) “Skill” means the ability to do something well

as a result of practical experience.

     (e) “Spatial envelope” includes the spaces

contained within a large architectural volume and the interior spaces inside a

building, as defined by walls, floor and ceiling, and may include the effect of

the spatial arrangement within the defined volume and the spatial arrangement

of those volumes.

     (f) “Wayfinding” means strategies used by people to

find their way in both new and familiar settings, incorporating perceptual and

cognitive reactions to architectural, graphic, visual, aural and tactile

elements present in the environment.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.586  Standards for program: Communication. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The program of interior design completed

by an applicant must ensure that the student communicates effectively.

     2.  The criteria for satisfaction of the

standard set forth in subsection 1 are whether:

     (a) Work by the student demonstrates competence in

manual or computer-aided techniques of drafting and lettering;

     (b) Work by the student demonstrates competence in

illustrative sketching;

     (c) Work by the student demonstrates competence in

the presentation of color, materials and furnishings;

     (d) The student expresses ideas clearly in oral

presentations and critiques;

     (e) The student communicates clearly in writing,

using correct spelling, grammar and syntax, in specifications, schedules,

contracts and other business-related documents such as project programs,

concept statements, reports, research papers, resumes and correspondences;

     (f) Work by the student demonstrates the ability to

render by pencil, marker or another manual medium, computer or any other medium

that successfully communicates the design intent;

     (g) Work by the student demonstrates the ability to

draw in perspective;

     (h) Work by the student demonstrates the ability to

construct models;

     (i) Work by the student demonstrates the ability to

apply the metric system; and

     (j) Work by the student demonstrates the ability to

communicate through alternative presentation techniques.

     3.  The minimum requirements for satisfaction

of the standard set forth in subsection 1 are compliance with the criteria set

forth in paragraphs (a) and (e) of subsection 2 and at least three of the

remaining criteria set forth in that subsection.

     4.  As used in this section, “competence”

means the ability to apply successfully concepts and information to complete

specific tasks.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.588  Standards for program: Building systems, materials and products. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The program of interior design completed

by an applicant must ensure that the student designs within the context of

building systems and uses appropriate materials and products.

     2.  The criteria for satisfaction of the

standard set forth in subsection 1 are whether:

     (a) The student has an understanding that design

solutions affect and are impacted by:

          (1) Construction systems and methods,

including wood frames, steel frames, masonry and concrete;

          (2) Power distribution systems;

          (3) Mechanical systems, including heating,

ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing;

          (4) Lighting systems; and

          (5) Ceiling systems;

     (b) The student has an understanding that design

solutions affect and are impacted by energy management;

     (c) The student has an understanding that design

solutions affect and are impacted by data and voice telecommunication systems;

     (d) The student has an understanding that design

solutions affect and are impacted by flooring systems, including raised and

heated floors;

     (e) The student has an understanding that design

solutions affect and are impacted by security systems;

     (f) The student has an understanding that design

solutions affect and are impacted by acoustics;

     (g) The student has an understanding that design

solutions affect and are impacted by the interface of building systems with

systems of furniture for work stations;

     (h) Work by the student demonstrates that materials

and products are appropriately selected and applied on the basis of their

properties and criteria for performance;

     (i) The student has knowledge of sources for

materials and products;

     (j) The student has an understanding of the concept

of sustainable resources;

     (k) The student has knowledge of methods for the

installation of carpets, resilient flooring and wall coverings; and

     (l) The student has knowledge of requirements for

the maintenance of material.

     3.  The minimum requirements for satisfaction

of the standard set forth in subsection 1 are compliance with the criteria set

forth in paragraph (a) of subsection 2 and at least seven of the remaining

criteria set forth in that subsection.

     4.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Knowledge” means familiarity with data and

information.

     (b) “Sustainable resources” means materials that

meet the needs of the present without adversely affecting the current or future

ecology.

     (c) “Understanding” means a thorough comprehension

of concepts and their interrelationships.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.590  Standards for program: Laws, codes, regulations, standards and

practices. (NRS

623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The program of interior design completed

by an applicant must ensure that the student applies the laws, codes,

regulations, standards and practices that protect the health, safety and

welfare of the public.

     2.  The criteria for satisfaction of the

standard set forth in subsection 1 are whether:

     (a) Work by the student demonstrates an

understanding of the impact of the following principles of fire and life

safety:

          (1) Compartmentalization, including fire

separation;

          (2) Movement, including movement on stairwells

and through corridors and exit ways;

          (3) Detection, including detection through the

use of smoke and heat detectors and alarm systems; and

          (4) Suppression, including suppression through

the use of sprinklers and cabinets for fire hoses;

     (b) Work by the student demonstrates the appropriate

application of:

          (1) Codes, regulations and standards,

including, but not limited to, the International Building Code and the Uniform

Building Code and those of the American National Standards Institute, the

Construction Specifications Institute and the Illuminating Engineering Society;

and

          (2) Concepts for the design of a barrier-free

environment, including the Americans with Disabilities Act;

     (c) Work by the student demonstrates the

appropriate application of data regarding ergonomics and other human factors;

     (d) The student has an understanding of the impact

on health and welfare of:

          (1) The quality of indoor air;

          (2) Noise; and

          (3) Lighting; and

     (e) Work by the student demonstrates an

understanding of the concepts and principles of universal design.

     3.  The minimum requirements for satisfaction

of the standard set forth in subsection 1 are compliance with the criteria set

forth in paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subsection 2.

     4.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Barrier-free environment” means an environment

that facilitates ease of movement by persons with disabilities.

     (b) “Understanding” means a thorough comprehension

of concepts and their interrelationships.

     (c) “Universal design” means products, interiors

and buildings that permit convenient and safe use by all users, regardless of

the body size, age or physical ability of a user.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.592  Standards for program: Foundation in business and professional

practice. (NRS

623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The program of interior design completed

by an applicant must ensure that the student has a foundation in business and

professional practice.

     2.  The criteria for satisfaction of the

standard set forth in subsection 1 are whether:

     (a) Work by the student demonstrates an

understanding of the following project management practices:

          (1) The coordination of a project, including

the management of input from the various members of a project team;

          (2) Time management;

          (3) Scheduling; and

          (4) Contract administration;

     (b) Work by the student demonstrates an understanding

of the project management practice of estimating project costs and fees;

     (c) Work by the student demonstrates an

understanding of the project management practice of budget management;

     (d) Work by the student demonstrates an

understanding of the project management practice of information management;

     (e) Work by the student demonstrates an

understanding of the project management practice of conflict resolution;

     (f) Work by the student demonstrates an

understanding of the project management practice of assessment processes,

including postoccupancy evaluation, productivity and square-footage ratios;

     (g) The student has an understanding of basic

computer applications for business, including word processing and spreadsheets;

and

     (h) The student has knowledge of business

processes, including marketing, strategic planning and accounting procedures.

     3.  The minimum requirements for satisfaction

of the standard set forth in subsection 1 are compliance with the criteria set

forth in paragraph (a) of subsection 2 and at least three of the remaining

criteria set forth in that subsection.

     4.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Conflict resolution” means the facilitation of

solutions to conflicting objectives.

     (b) “Information management” means the collection

and dissemination of relevant project information.

     (c) “Knowledge” means familiarity with data and

information.

     (d) “Understanding” means a thorough comprehension

of concepts and their interrelationships.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

      NAC 623.594  Standards for program: Faculty members and other instructional

personnel. (NRS

623.140, 623.192)

     1.  The program of interior design completed

by an applicant must ensure that its faculty members and instructional

personnel are qualified and adequate in number to carry out the objectives of

the program.

     2.  The criteria for satisfaction of the

standard set forth in subsection 1 are whether:

     (a) Faculty members and other instructional

personnel of the program represent more than one professional point of view,

type of design background and type of design experience;

     (b) Faculty members and other instructional

personnel of the program have academic or professional experience, or both,

appropriate to their areas of responsibility;

     (c) Faculty members and other instructional

personnel of the program participate in relevant professional or scholarly

associations, or both;

     (d) Faculty members and other instructional

personnel of the program engage in any scholarly research, practice or other

creative activities leading to professional growth and the advancement of the

profession;

     (e) A majority of the faculty members and other

instructional personnel of the program who supervise the interior design studio

have earned a degree in interior design;

     (f) A majority of the faculty members and other

instructional personnel of the program who supervise the interior design studio

have passed the complete examination of the National Council for Interior

Design Qualification; and

     (g) The number of faculty members and other

instructional personnel of the program is sufficient to carry out the

objectives of the program.

     3.  The minimum requirements for satisfaction

of the standard set forth in subsection 1 are compliance with at least two of

the criteria set forth in subsection 2.

     4.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Faculty members” means permanent employees

with teaching responsibilities.

     (b) “Instructional personnel” means adjunct or

temporary employees with teaching responsibilities, including graduate

assistants.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R139-04, eff. 10-8-2004)

Continuing Education

      NAC 623.630  General requirements; approval by Board. (NRS 623.140, 623.255)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 623.638, to renew a certificate of registration,

the registrant must complete at least 8 continuing education units annually.

The continuing education units must include:

     (a) Not more than 4 continuing education units in

self-directed educational activities pursuant to NAC

623.632;

     (b) Not less than 4 continuing education units in

structured educational activities pursuant to NAC

623.634; and

     (c) Not less than 2 continuing education units in

self-directed educational activities or structured educational activities in

research or learning relating to relevant building codes.

     2.  Continuing education may be completed in

any jurisdiction and at any location.

     3.  All courses of instruction, continuing

education units and contact hours must be approved by the Board.

     4.  Continuing education units in

self-directed educational activities or structured educational activities

required by paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection 1 may only be earned in

activities that are not part of the regular day-to-day business activities of

the registrant.

     5.  The Board may approve one-half of a

continuing education unit for a partial contact hour of not less than 25

minutes of learning or instruction.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.632  Self-directed educational activities. (NRS 623.140, 623.255)

     1.  The self-directed educational activities

in which a registrant may earn the continuing education units required by

paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NAC 623.630

include, without limitation:

     (a) Active participation as an officer or a

committee or board member of a professional society, organization, board or

commission which is related to the registrant’s profession.

     (b) Completion of a course of self-study sponsored

by a professional association, a course that is architecturally significant, or

an organized individual or group study on a topic which is related to the

registrant’s profession.

     (c) Making a professional or technical presentation

at a meeting, convention or conference.

     (d) Participation in an activity that contributes

to the welfare of the community and is related to the registrant’s profession.

     (e) Publication of material that is related to the

registrant’s profession in a paper, article or book.

     (f) Reading a book or magazine article that is

related to the registrant’s profession.

     (g) Serving as a mentor or supervisor for the

Intern Development Program of the National Council of Architectural

Registration Boards or the Interior Design Experience Program of the National

Council for Interior Design Qualification. A registrant may not claim more than

2 continuing education units annually pursuant to this paragraph.

     (h) Teaching or instructing a topic that is related

to the registrant’s profession. A registrant may not claim continuing education

units pursuant to this paragraph more than once for the same or similar

presentations, or if the registrant is a part-time or full-time faculty member

at a college, university or other educational institution.

     (i) Viewing a video presentation that is related to

the registrant’s profession.

     (j) Visiting a site that is architecturally

significant to maintain and strengthen competency in the registrant’s

profession.

     2.  The Board may require a detailed synopsis

or report concerning any continuing education units claimed by a registrant for

a self-directed educational activity.

     3.  As used in this section, unless the

context otherwise requires, “self-directed educational activity” means an

educational activity which primarily consists of a registrant engaging in an

activity concerning a subject relating to public health, safety and welfare

which is not systematically presented by another person, including the study of

such subjects.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.634  Structured educational activities. (NRS 623.140, 623.255)

     1.  The structured educational activities in

which a registrant may earn the continuing education units required by

paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NAC 623.630

include, without limitation:

     (a) Attendance at a meeting, convention or

conference;

     (b) Attendance at an in-house program sponsored by

a corporation or other organization;

     (c) Successful completion of a course sponsored by

a college or university; and

     (d) Successful completion of a seminar, tutorial,

short course, Internet course or correspondence course.

     2.  To receive credit for a structured

educational activity, a registrant must have received documentation of

completion of the structured educational activity from the sponsor of the

activity.

     3.  The Board may require a detailed synopsis

or report concerning any continuing education units claimed by a registrant for

a structured educational activity.

     4.  Not more than 4 continuing education

units earned by a registrant in structured educational activities in a calendar

year may be carried forward and applied to the requirements for continuing

education applicable to the next following calendar year.

     5.  As used in this section, unless the

context otherwise requires, “structured educational activity” means an

educational activity in which the teaching methodology consists primarily of

the systematic presentation of technical and professional subjects by a person

or group of persons qualified by professional, practical or academic experience

to conduct the educational activity.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.636  Subjects of study. (NRS 623.140, 623.255)  All

continuing education units claimed by a registrant for self-directed

educational activities and structured educational activities must encompass the

study of relevant technical and professional subjects relating to the

safeguarding of life, health and property and promoting the public welfare,

including, without limitation:

     1.  Accessibility;

     2.  Acoustics;

     3.  Codes of ethics;

     4.  Construction administration;

     5.  Contracts, including, without limitation,

relevant laws and other legal matters relating to construction;

     6.  Documents and services relating to

construction;

     7.  Energy efficiency;

     8.  Environmental analyses and issues

relating to building materials and systems;

     9.  Environmental issues relating to

toxicity, including, without limitation, asbestos, lead-based paint and

emissions;

     10.  Fire, including, without limitation,

fire codes for buildings, spreading of flames, smoke contribution and

explosives;

     11.  Functions, materials, methods and

systems of construction;

     12.  Insurance to protect the owners of

property and injured parties;

     13.  Laws and regulations governing the

practice of architecture, interior design and residential design;

     14.  Life-safety codes;

     15.  Materials and systems, including,

without limitation, roofs, waterproofing and walls;

     16.  Mechanical, plumbing and electrical

systems, including, without limitation, concepts, materials and methods;

     17.  Natural hazards relating to building

design, including, without limitation, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods;

     18.  Preservation, renovation, restoration

and adaptive reuse;

     19.  Programming and design;

     20.  Security of buildings relating to

building design;

     21.  Site and soil analysis;

     22.  Site design;

     23.  Specification writing;

     24.  Standards for fire safety systems, fire

detection and alarms;

     25.  Structural issues relating to design;

     26.  Surveying methods and techniques;

     27.  Sustainable design; and

     28.  Uses, functions and features of

materials used in construction.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.638  Exemptions. (NRS 623.140, 623.255)

     1.  A registrant holding an initial

certificate of registration issued by the Board, not including a temporary

certificate of registration, is exempt from the requirements for continuing

education for the year in which the certificate of registration was issued and

the next following year.

     2.  A registrant who serves on active duty in

the Armed Forces of the United States for a period of more than 120 consecutive

days during a calendar year is exempt from the requirements for continuing

education for that calendar year.

     3.  The Board may exempt a registrant from

the requirements for continuing education if the registrant cannot meet the

requirements because of illness, physical disability or undue hardship, as

determined by the Board based on documentation provided by the registrant

before the date of expiration of the certificate of registration.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.640  Retention of certain records by registrant. (NRS 623.140, 623.255)

     1.  Each registrant who claims credit for

continuing education units earned during a calendar year shall retain records

sufficient to support the continuing education units claimed for not less than

3 years after the date of renewal of his or her certificate of registration.

The records must include any continuing education units that the registrant has

carried forward.

     2.  The records that must be retained by a

registrant include, without limitation:

     (a) A log, on a form prescribed by the Board, which

shows the type of activity claimed, sponsoring organization, location,

duration, name of the instructor or speaker, and continuing education units

earned;

     (b) Verification of attendance, in the form of a

certificate of completion, signed attendance receipt, paid receipt, copy of a

list of all persons who attended the activity signed by the person in charge of

the activity, or other documentation supporting evidence of attendance; or

     (c) Records as maintained by professional

repositories which are approved by the Board, including, without limitation,

the American Institute of Architects and the National Council for Interior

Design Qualification.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.642  Audits by Board. (NRS 623.140, 623.255)

     1.  The Board may perform random audits of

registrants or audits that are based on complaints or charges against

registrants to ensure compliance with the requirements for continuing

education.

     2.  If the Board chooses to conduct an audit

of a registrant, the Board will notify the registrant of its decision to

conduct an audit. The registrant shall provide to the Board detailed

information and documentation concerning the continuing education units

claimed. Falsification of documentation concerning continuing education is

grounds for disciplinary action.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.644  Submission of proof to Board; violation. (NRS 623.140, 623.250, 623.255)

     1.  Each registrant shall, on or before

December 31 of each calendar year, submit to the Board proof of the continuing

education units claimed for that calendar year, together with the application

for the renewal of registration.

     2.  If a registrant violates the provisions

of subsection 1, the application for renewal must include the appropriate fee

set forth in NAC 623.290 for the late renewal of a

certificate of registration.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

      NAC 623.646  Noncompliance with requirements.

(NRS 623.140, 623.255)  Failure

of a registrant to complete the requirements for continuing education or

satisfy the annual requirement for reporting continuing education units to the

Board is grounds for the nonrenewal of his or her certificate of registration.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R154-08, 12-17-2008, eff. 1-1-2010)

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

      NAC 623.720  Notice of change of address or place of employment. (NRS 623.140)  Each

architect, interior designer or residential designer who holds a certificate of

registration shall advise the Board in writing of any change of address or

place of employment within 30 days after the change.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 20, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A by Bd.

of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, 5-20-96)

      NAC 623.740  Use of corporate or fictitious names. (NRS 623.140)

     1.  Every corporate or fictitious name

proposed for use by a registrant’s firm, partnership, association or

corporation must be submitted to the Board for review and approval before it is

adopted and used by the firm, partnership, association or corporation.

     2.  A registrant’s firm, partnership,

association or corporation may do business under a fictitious name if the name

is submitted to the Board for review and is approved by the Board before it is

adopted and used by the business. The decision by the Board to approve or

disapprove the name will be based upon whether the proposed name complies with

the wording and intent of the Board’s applicable code of ethics, guidelines for

corporate and fictitious names for registered architects, interior designers or

residential designers and chapter 623

of NRS.

     3.  The name of a registrant’s firm,

partnership, association or corporation may include names of natural persons

only as follows:

     (a) The name of a living registrant who is a member

of the business or a former registrant who is or was a member of the business

and who is retired or deceased. The status of a retired member must be

indicated on the letterhead of a registrant’s business by the word “retired.”

The status of a deceased member must be indicated on the letterhead of a

registrant’s business by the word “deceased” or numerals showing the years of

the member’s birth and death.

     (b) The name of a person who is a member of another

architectural or engineering business or business for the practice of landscape

architecture only if the person is a living registered architect or landscape

architect or licensed professional engineer and is clearly indicated as being

an architect, landscape architect or professional engineer.

     (c) The name of a person who is a member of another

registered interior designer business or residential designer business only if

the person is a living registered interior designer or residential designer and

is clearly indicated as being a registered interior designer or residential

designer.

     4.  A firm, partnership, association or

corporation which is authorized by the Board to use a corporate or fictitious

name shall file with the Board the name of each stockholder, director or other

member of the business and shall display all the names and the professional

status of each registrant on its letterhead.

     5.  Every architectural firm, registered

interior designer firm or residential designer firm, partnership, association

or corporation shall notify the Board in writing within 30 days after:

     (a) Any change in the ownership or management of

the firm, partnership, association or corporation; and

     (b) Any change of a fictitious name that occurs

after the initial approval of the Board.

     6.  A licensee may not use the name of a

registrant’s firm, partnership, association or corporation or represent a

registrant’s firm, partnership, association or corporation in a manner which

reflects the association of another licensee who is not a member of that

business.

     7.  A registrant’s firm, partnership,

association or corporation requesting to use the plural term “architects,”

“registered interior designers” or “residential designers” must have more than

one such Nevada registrant employed with the firm.

     8.  The Board will approve or deny an

application for a name based upon the protection of the general public, which

may include, without limitation, the denial of an application if the Board

determines the proposed name is potentially false, deceptive or misleading to

the general public.

     9.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Fictitious name” means a name that is not the

real name of each registrant who is a member of a firm, partnership,

association or corporation.

     (b) “Member” means a person who holds not less than

1 percent financial interest in a firm, partnership, association or

corporation.

     (c) The terms “registrant,” “registered architect,”

“registered landscape architect,” “professional engineer,” “registered interior

designer” and “registered residential designer” include only persons registered

or licensed in this State.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 35, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 2-24-86;

9-30-88; 10-24-91; A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential

Design, 5-20-96; R230-03, 4-30-2004; R012-06, 5-4-2006)

      NAC 623.750  Seal for architect. (NRS 623.140, 623.185)

     1.  Each architect shall obtain and possess

an embossed seal, a seal designed as a rubber stamp or a seal in electronic

format which complies with the following specifications:

     (a) The overall diameter of the seal must be

approximately 1 7/8 inches.

     (b) The seal must contain the name of the

registrant, his or her number of registration and conform to the following

design:

 



 

     2.  Each plan, specification, report or other

document issued by a registrant must be signed and must be sealed or stamped by

him or her either manually or electronically.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 18, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-26-83;

11-21-88; A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by

R120-01, 3-4-2002; R012-06, 5-4-2006)

      NAC 623.755  Seal for registered interior designer. (NRS 623.140, 623.185)

     1.  Each registered interior designer shall

obtain and possess an embossed seal, a seal designed as a rubber stamp or a

seal in electronic format which must:

     (a) Be an equilateral triangle, each side of which

must be 2 1/2 inches;

     (b) Contain the name of the registrant and his or

her number of registration; and

     (c) Conform to the following design:

 



 

     2.  Each plan, specification, report or other

document issued by a registrant must be signed and must be sealed or stamped by

him or her either manually or electronically.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R120-01, 3-4-2002; R012-06, 5-4-2006)

      NAC 623.760  Seal for residential designer. (NRS 623.140, 623.185)

     1.  Each residential designer shall obtain

and possess an embossed seal, a seal designed as a rubber stamp or a seal in

electronic format that complies with the following specifications:

     (a) The diameter of the seal must be approximately

1 7/8 inches.

     (b) The seal must contain the name of the

registrant, his or her number of registration and conform to the following

design:

 



 

     2.  Each plan, specification, report or other

document issued by a registrant must be signed and must be sealed or stamped by

the registrant either manually or electronically.

     [Bd. of Architecture, § 17, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 11-21-88;

A by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design by R120-01,

3-4-2002; R012-06, 5-4-2006; R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.763  Validation and use of stamp or seal; responsibility of

registrant. (NRS

623.140, 623.185)

     1.  Each registrant shall validate a stamp or

seal either manually or electronically. The seal, signature and date must

produce a clearly visible and legible image on any copy or reproduction of the

document to which they are affixed.

     2.  When a registrant signs, stamps or seals

a document containing the work of others, the registrant represents that the

entire document has been prepared by the registrant or prepared under the

responsible control of the registrant, unless the registrant includes a written

statement adjacent to the signature, stamp or seal of the registrant

identifying the portion of the document that was prepared by the registrant or

prepared under the responsible control of the registrant.

     3.  A registrant who signs, stamps or seals a

document which was not prepared by the registrant but was prepared under the

responsible control of the registrant is subject to disciplinary proceedings

pursuant to chapter 623 of NRS for any

errors in that document as if the document was prepared by the registrant.

     4.  For the purposes of NRS 623.185, plans, specifications,

reports and any other documents which are issued by a registrant with the

intent that they be considered as formal or final documents must be stamped

with the seal of the registrant before they are delivered to or filed with any

public authority.

     5.  A registrant is not required to stamp the

following documents:

     (a) An as-built plan, record plan or bid document;

     (b) A report that includes observations concerning

the progress of the construction of a project; or

     (c) An estimate of the costs of a project.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R113-99, eff. 12-4-2000; A by R120-01, 3-4-2002;

R012-06, 5-4-2006; R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.766  Contents of plans, specifications and certain other documents

submitted to public authority. (NRS 623.140, 623.185)

     1.  Plans submitted to a public authority

must include:

     (a) The name, address and telephone number of the

firm that submits the plans;

     (b) The name and location of the project for which

the plans are submitted;

     (c) The date the plans were issued for printing;

and

     (d) A statement that indicates whether the plans

are preliminary or final.

     2.  Each sheet submitted to a public

authority must bear the date, the original or electronic seal and signature of

the registrant who provided the responsible control under which the work

indicated on the sheet was performed.

     3.  Each set of specifications submitted to a

public authority must include a table of contents or cover sheet that:

     (a) Indicates the professional discipline that is

the source of each specification; and

     (b) Contains the stamp of, and is signed and dated

by, each registrant who provided the responsible control under which the work

in that professional discipline was performed. The seal, signature and date may

be in original or electronic format.

     4.  Each report, study, test result,

certification or calculation that is submitted to a public authority must be

stamped, signed and dated by the registrant who provided the responsible

control under which that report, study, test result, certification or

calculation was submitted. The seal, signature and date may be in original or

electronic format.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R113-99, eff. 12-4-2000; A by R120-01, 3-4-2002;

R230-03, 4-30-2004; R012-06, 5-4-2006)

      NAC 623.770  Reproduction of documents. (NRS 623.140)

     1.  Upon approval by the Board, a firm may

reproduce any plan, specification, drawing or other document that was prepared

by a registrant of the firm for any project after the registrant’s association

with that firm has ended.

     2.  If the approval is granted, the Board may

make special provision for the stamping of the documents and any modification

of the documents it deems necessary.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 11-21-88; A

by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, 5-20-96; 11-14-97)

      NAC 623.780  Use and possession of plans, drawings and specifications. (NRS 623.140)  Each architect,

interior designer and residential designer who holds a certificate of

registration shall:

     1.  Take such reasonable steps as are

necessary to ensure that his or her drawings and specifications are not used

for projects not contemplated at the time those drawings and specifications are

completed.

     2.  Include in all contracts between himself

or herself and a client the following language:

 

Drawings and specifications remain

the property of the design professional. Copies of the drawings and specifications

retained by the client may be utilized only for his or her use and for

occupying the project for which they were prepared, and not for the

construction of any other project.

 

     3.  Retain possession of all original plans,

drawings and specifications issued for official use. The plans, drawings and

specifications must be printed on paper or stored in an electronic form.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 9-15-89; A

by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, 5-20-96; R230-03,

4-30-2004)

      NAC 623.800  Proposals for publicly funded projects. (NRS 623.140)  An

architect, interior designer or residential designer who holds a certificate of

registration shall not submit any information to the State of Nevada or any of

its political subdivisions as part of a proposal for a publicly funded project

which would enable the public agency to evaluate the proposal on any basis

other than the competence and qualifications of the registrant to perform the

type of services required.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 9-15-89; A

by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, 5-20-96; R076-13,

2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.810  Restrictions on display of work.

(NRS 623.140)  A

registrant or firm shall not display, present, exhibit or otherwise show any

drawings, models, renderings, photographs or other work in a manner calculated

to suggest that the work was performed by the registrant or firm unless:

     1.  The registrant or firm performed or had

responsible control of the performance of the work; and

     2.  The architect, registered interior

designer or residential designer and the firm of record is identified in the

drawing, model, rendering, photograph or other work.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 10-24-91; A

by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, 5-20-96; R120-01,

3-4-2002; R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.830  Adoption by reference of standards for interior design. (NRS 623.140, 623.192)  The

Board adopts by reference the standards of the National Council for Interior

Design Qualification for the experience required pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 623.192 for a certificate of

registration to practice interior design. The standards may be obtained, free

of charge, from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification, 1602 L

Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036-5681, telephone (202) 721-0220,

or at the Internet address http://www.ncidq.org.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R120-01, 3-4-2002)

      NAC 623.840  Registered interior designers: Collaboration with certain

professionals. (NRS 623.140, 623.354)  The

Board recognizes that registered interior designers are qualified to identify

the need for professional engineers or architects to complete a project which

the registered interior designer may not perform. A registered interior

designer may collaborate with professional engineers or architects to complete

a project for the alteration or construction of an interior area designed for

human habitation or occupancy. A registered interior designer shall not

collaborate on a project with persons from more than two professional

disciplines unless a registered architect coordinates the project.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.850  Registered interior designers: Provisions governing technical

elements of preparation of designs. (NRS 623.140)

     1.  Because the national standards for education

and testing of registered interior designers may not address the technical

elements of preparation of designs for alteration or construction of an

interior area designed for human habitation or occupancy, the provisions of

subsections 2, 3 and 4 govern such designs.

     2.  Partitions included in a design must:

     (a) Except if required by subsection 3, exclude a

life-safety system; and

     (b) Comply with the practice of the industry and

all applicable codes.

     3.  All door assemblies included in a design must:

     (a) Comply with all applicable building codes; and

     (b) Be limited to doors and door frames for which

the required fire-protection rating does not exceed 20 minutes.

     4.  All ceilings included in a design must be

pre-engineered ceiling systems and the supporting documentation from the

manufacturer of the ceiling must be attached to the design.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A 11-14-97)

RULES OF CONDUCT FOR REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS

      NAC 623.860  Professional competence. (NRS 623.140, 623.145)

     1.  When rendering professional interior

design services, a registered interior designer shall:

     (a) Exercise knowledge and skill in performing

those services; and

     (b) Comply with all federal, state, municipal and

county laws, codes, ordinances and regulations relating to the practice of

interior design.

     2.  A registered interior designer shall not

perform or attempt to perform a professional service relating to interior

design unless the registered interior designer:

     (a) Is qualified by education, training and

experience to perform the professional service; or

     (b) Associates himself or herself with, or consults

with, another person who is qualified to perform the professional service, to

the extent necessary to perform that service competently.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R113-99, eff. 12-4-2000)

      NAC 623.865  Disclosure of compensation. (NRS 623.140, 623.145)  Before

accepting a project, a registered interior designer shall fully disclose to the

prospective client all compensation that the registered interior designer will

receive in connection with the project. If the registered interior designer

accepts the project, the registered interior designer shall not accept any

compensation from any person with whom the interior designer deals in

connection with the project that has not been fully disclosed to the client

pursuant to this section.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R113-99, eff. 12-4-2000)

      NAC 623.870  Information for client; responsibility to report certain

violations. (NRS

623.140, 623.145)

     1.  Before accepting a project, a registered

interior designer shall reasonably inform the prospective client of:

     (a) The scope and nature of the project;

     (b) The professional services relating to interior

design that will be performed; and

     (c) The method of compensation for those

professional services.

     2.  If a registered interior designer becomes

aware that his or her employer or client has decided to take an action

regarding a project which is against the professional advice of the registered

interior designer, which violates any applicable federal, state, municipal or

county law, code, ordinance or regulation and which, in the professional

opinion of the registered interior designer, will materially and adversely affect

the safety, health or welfare of the public, the registered interior designer

shall:

     (a) Report the decision to the person, agency or

board that is responsible for enforcement of the law, code, ordinance or

regulation;

     (b) Refuse to consent to the decision; and

     (c) If the registered interior designer reasonably

believes that other such decisions will be taken notwithstanding his or her

advice and objection, terminate his or her services in connection with the

project. A registered interior designer who terminates his or her services

pursuant to this paragraph is immune from liability for damages sustained by

his or her employer or client as the result of terminating those services.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R113-99, eff. 12-4-2000)

      NAC 623.875  Prohibited conduct. (NRS 623.140, 623.145)

     1.  A registered interior designer shall not:

     (a) Knowingly violate any state or federal criminal

law; or

     (b) Counsel or assist a client in conduct that the

registered interior designer knows, or should know, involves fraud or other

illegal acts.

     2.  A registered interior designer shall not

give, lend or promise anything of value to a public officer with the intent to

influence or attempt to influence the judgment or actions of the public officer

in connection with a prospective or existing project in which the interior

designer is interested.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R113-99, eff. 12-4-2000)

      NAC 623.880  Additional prohibited conduct. (NRS 623.140, 623.145)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 623.763, a registered interior designer shall not

sign or seal a drawing, specification or other interior design document.

     2.  A registered interior designer shall not:

     (a) Engage in conduct that involves fraud or wanton

disregard of the rights of other persons.

     (b) Make misleading, deceptive or false statements

or claims.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R113-99, eff. 12-4-2000; A by R076-13, 2-26-2014)

      NAC 623.885  Grounds for disciplinary action. (NRS 623.140, 623.145, 623.270)  A

violation of any provision of NAC 623.763, 623.766 and 623.860 to 623.880, inclusive, is a ground for disciplinary

action.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design by R113-99, eff. 12-4-2000)

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION

      NAC 623.900  Adoption by reference of Rules of Conduct. (NRS 623.140, 623.145)

     1.  The most recently published edition of or

update to the Rules of Conduct, or portion thereof as determined

pursuant to subsection 2, published by the National Council of Architectural

Registration Boards, is hereby adopted by reference as:

     (a) The code of ethics for architects; and

     (b) The code of ethics for residential designers

with the following changes:

          (1) The word “architect” is amended to read

“residential designer”;

          (2) The word “architects” is amended to read

“residential designers”; and

          (3) The word “architectural” is amended to

read “residential design.”

     2.  The Executive Director will, on or before

August 1 of each year, review the most recently published edition of or update

to the Rules of Conduct. Each new edition of or update to the Rules

of Conduct shall be deemed approved by the Executive Director for use in

this State on August 1 of each year, unless a notice of disapproval of the

edition or update, or portion thereof, is posted pursuant to this subsection by

the immediately preceding October 1. If the Executive Director wishes to

disapprove a new edition of or update to the Rules of Conduct, or

portion thereof, he or she will:

     (a) Post a notice of disapproval at the largest

public library in each county, the State Library and Archives, the Grant Sawyer

Office Building located at 555 East Washington Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada, and

all offices of the Board; and

     (b) Send a notice to each person included on the

mailing list that the Board is required to maintain pursuant to paragraph (e)

of subsection 1 of NRS 233B.0603.

Ê If the

Executive Director disapproves an edition of or update to the Rules of

Conduct, or portion thereof, the edition or update, or applicable portion

thereof, that was most recently adopted by reference or deemed approved

pursuant to this section will continue in effect.

     3.  The rules may be obtained, free of

charge, from the Board’s website at http://nsbaidrd.state.nv.us or by

contacting the:

 

                        State Board of Architecture, Interior

Design and Residential Design

                        2080 East Flamingo Road, Suite 120

                        Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

                        (702) 486-7300

 

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, eff. 10-24-91; A

by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design & Residential Design, 5-20-96; R178-99,

2-16-2000; R113-99, 12-4-2000; R120-01, 3-4-2002; R199-07, 9-18-2008)

      NAC 623.905  Complaint; notice. (NRS 623.140, 623.150)

     1.  Any person may file a complaint with the

Board against a person who may be in violation of chapter 623 of NRS.

     2.  The complaint must include:

     (a) The full name and address of the respondent;

     (b) A clear and concise statement of facts

sufficient to establish that an alleged violation of law occurred, including,

without limitation, the date, time and place of the alleged violation and the

name of each person involved; and

     (c) A citation to the statute or regulation alleged

to have been violated, if known.

     3.  The complaint must be in writing.

     4.  The complaint may include the name and

address of the complainant.

     5.  The Board will mail written notice of the

charges to the last known address of the respondent by certified mail, return

receipt requested. The notice must describe each allegation contained in the

complaint.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R199-07, 9-18-2008)

      NAC 623.910  Written response; failure to file response deemed admission. (NRS 623.140, 623.150)

     1.  Within 15 days after receipt of the

notice of charges, the respondent shall file with the Board a written response

to the notice of charges. Upon the request of the respondent, the Board may

extend the time to file a response.

     2.  The response must include:

     (a) If the complaint has been resolved, a statement

describing the resolution of the complaint; or

     (b) If the complaint has not been resolved:

          (1) A statement describing in detail whether

the respondent admits or denies each allegation in the complaint;

          (2) A statement of the facts relating to the

allegations in the complaint; and

          (3) The defenses to the complaint, if any,

relied upon by the respondent.

     3.  The response must be signed by the

respondent, his or her attorney or another authorized representative of the

respondent, and include the name, address and telephone number of the

respondent and his or her attorney or other authorized representative, if any.

     4.  The failure to file a response in

accordance with this section without good cause shall be deemed an admission by

the respondent of all the allegations in the complaint and the Board may

resolve the complaint against the respondent.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)

      NAC 623.915  Investigation of complaint; recommendations of Executive

Director. (NRS

623.140, 623.150)

     1.  Upon receipt of a complaint, the

Executive Director or a person otherwise authorized by the Board shall appoint

a member of the Board’s staff to conduct an initial investigation of the

complaint. The investigator shall submit a written report to the Executive

Director or a person otherwise authorized by the Board which describes the

results of the investigation.

     2.  The Executive Director or a person

otherwise authorized by the Board shall review the written report and recommend

that the Board:

     (a) Dismiss the complaint;

     (b) Negotiate a resolution of the complaint;

     (c) Authorize the creation of an advisory committee

to review the complaint if the respondent agrees to participate in an informal

conference with an advisory committee; or

     (d) Schedule a formal hearing.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R120-01, 3-4-2002; R230-03, 4-30-2004)

      NAC 623.920  Advisory committees: Establishment; appointment of members;

provisions applicable to members. (NRS 623.140, 623.150)

     1.  The Board will, when appropriate,

establish an advisory committee to:

     (a) Provide assistance in an area that the Board

considers necessary; or

     (b) Assist the Board in the review of a complaint

which has been filed pursuant to NAC 623.905 if the

respondent agrees to participate in an informal review of the complaint by an

advisory committee.

     2.  The Executive Director or a person

otherwise authorized by the Board shall appoint members to an advisory

committee from a list of volunteers. The list of volunteers must consist of

architects, landscape architects, professional engineers, registered interior

designers, residential designers or other persons approved by the Board,

Executive Director or a person otherwise authorized by the Board. If the

advisory committee is established to assist the Board in the review of a

complaint, the majority of members appointed must, if practicable, be

registered in the same profession or discipline as the respondent. The

Executive Director or a person otherwise authorized by the Board shall

designate one member of the advisory committee to serve as the chair of the

committee.

     3.  Members of an advisory committee:

     (a) Serve at the pleasure of the Board;

     (b) Are prohibited from participating in a

proceeding in which a member of the Board would be required to abstain under

similar circumstances; and

     (c) Serve without compensation, but are entitled to

travel expenses and subsistence allowances from the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R120-01, 3-4-2002)

      NAC 623.925  Duties of advisory committee; use of recommendations by Board;

obligations of respondent upon acceptance or rejection of recommendations. (NRS 623.140, 623.150)

     1.  An advisory committee established to

assist the Board in the review of a complaint shall:

     (a) Review the complaint and the written report

submitted by an investigator pursuant to NAC 623.915

to determine whether probable cause exists that the respondent has violated a

provision of this chapter or chapter 623

of NRS;

     (b) Hold an informal conference in accordance with

the provisions of NAC 623.930; and

     (c) Work with the respondent to arrive at a

resolution of the complaint.

     2.  Within 30 days after the informal

conference, the chair of the advisory committee shall submit to the Board a

report which summarizes the informal conference and the recommendations of the

advisory committee concerning the disposition of the complaint.

     3.  The findings and recommendations of the

advisory committee must be supported by substantial evidence.

     4.  The Board is not bound by the

recommendations of an advisory committee concerning the disposition of a

complaint.

     5.  If the respondent accepts the

recommendations of the advisory committee, he or she shall, within 30 days

after receipt of the recommendations from the Executive Director or a person

otherwise authorized by the Board, execute a proposed settlement agreement with

the Board concerning a resolution of the complaint. Such an agreement is not

effective until the agreement has been signed by the respondent and approved by

the Board.

     6.  If the respondent rejects the

recommendations of the advisory committee, or fails to notify the Board that he

or she accepts the recommendations within 30 days after receipt of the

recommendations, the Board will take further action on the complaint that it

considers necessary.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R120-01, 3-4-2002)

      NAC 623.930  Informal conference between advisory committee and respondent;

notice; committee not bound by rules of evidence. (NRS 623.140, 623.150)

     1.  If an advisory committee is established

to assist the Board in the review of a complaint, the Executive Director or a

person otherwise authorized by the Board shall schedule an informal conference

between the advisory committee and the respondent. The Executive Director or a

person otherwise authorized by the Board shall provide written notice of the

time and place of the conference to:

     (a) Each member of the advisory committee;

     (b) The respondent; and

     (c) Each witness whose appearance has been

requested at the informal conference.

     2.  In conducting an informal conference, an

advisory committee is not bound by the technical rules of evidence. The chair

of an advisory committee shall rule on the admissibility of evidence and accept

all evidence which is relevant to the complaint. All evidence admitted is

confidential.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R120-01, 3-4-2002)

      NAC 623.935  Decline by respondent to participate in review of complaint. (NRS 623.140, 623.150)  If a

respondent declines to participate in a review of the complaint by an advisory

committee, the Executive Director or a person otherwise authorized by the Board

shall refer the complaint to the Board for any further action that the Board

considers necessary.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R120-01, 3-4-2002)

      NAC 623.940  Formal hearing; failure to appear; request for continuance. (NRS 623.140, 623.150)

     1.  If the Board schedules a formal hearing,

it will give written notice of the time and place of the hearing to the petitioner

and respondent by certified mail, return receipt requested. A hearing may be

held at any location in the State, but the Board will attempt to hold a hearing

at a location which is convenient for the petitioner and respondent.

     2.  If a party fails to appear at a hearing

and no continuance has been requested or granted, the Board may:

     (a) Grant or dismiss the complaint with or without

prejudice;

     (b) Take evidence from the parties and witnesses

present at the hearing and make a decision on the merits; or

     (c) Continue the hearing until a date set by the

Board.

     3.  At least 15 days before the date of a

hearing, a party may submit to the Board a written request for a continuance of

the hearing. The request must be signed by the party requesting the continuance

or his or her attorney and include a statement of the reason for the request.

The Board may, within its discretion, grant or deny the request for a

continuance.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)

      NAC 623.945  Procedure for hearing; exhibits; prehearing motions; informality

of proceeding. (NRS 623.140, 623.150)

     1.  The Chair of the Board will call the

hearing to order, note the appearances of the parties and act upon any pending

motions, petitions, stipulations or preliminary matters. Upon request and

within the discretion of the Chair, the parties may make opening statements.

     2.  The petitioner will present his or her

case-in-chief first, followed by the respondent’s case-in-chief. Both parties

will have the opportunity to cross-examine, redirect and recross-examine the

witnesses.

     3.  Upon request and within the discretion of

the Chair, the parties may make closing arguments.

     4.  The Board may:

     (a) Exclude inadmissible, repetitious or irrelevant

evidence;

     (b) Examine witnesses;

     (c) Examine a party on issues of law or fact; and

     (d) Require written briefs from the parties in lieu

of oral arguments.

     5.  If exhibits will be presented during the

hearing, the petitioner and the respondent must provide the Board with 12

copies of the exhibits not less than 20 days before the hearing. Copies must be

distributed as follows:

     (a) One copy for the file;

     (b) One copy for each member of the Board;

     (c) One copy for the witness packet; and

     (d) One copy for opposing counsel.

     6.  Prehearing motions must be submitted in

writing and filed with the Board within 10 days after the receipt of the

exhibit to which the motion applies. A party who opposes the motion may file a

response to the prehearing motion not later than 7 days after the date of

service of the motion. Upon a showing of good cause, the Board may allow a party

to file a prehearing motion or response within such other times as the Board

deems appropriate.

     7.  In conducting a hearing or informal

proceeding, the Board is not bound by the technical rules of evidence. A

decision or order of the Board may not be invalidated based upon the

informality of the proceeding upon which the decision or order is made.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96; A by R012-06, 5-4-2006)

      NAC 623.950  Conditions of probation. (NRS 623.140, 623.270)  In

addition to the conditions of probation set forth in NRS 623.270, the Board may impose

the following conditions of probation on a registrant against whom disciplinary

action is imposed:

     1.  Require the registrant to provide

information to the Board concerning each project he or she works on during the

term of probation, including, without limitation:

     (a) The name of the person for whom the project is

performed;

     (b) The name of the project, if any;

     (c) The location of the project;

     (d) The type and scope of work that the registrant

will perform on the project; and

     (e) The size of the project;

     2.  Require the registrant to be supervised

by a person approved by the Board; and

     3.  Other conditions that the Board considers

necessary.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Architecture, Interior Design

& Residential Design, eff. 5-20-96)
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