|(a) Every Applicant for architectural registration
by examination in Texas must successfully complete all sections of
the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
(b) The Board may approve an Applicant to take the
ARE only after the Applicant has completed the educational requirements
for architectural registration by examination in Texas, has completed
at least six (6) months of full-time experience working under the
direct supervision of a licensed architect, has enrolled in the Architectural
Experience Program (AXP) by establishing a council record with NCARB,
and has submitted the required application materials.
(c) An Applicant may take the ARE at any official ARE
testing center but must satisfy all Texas registration requirements
in order to obtain architectural registration by examination in Texas.
(d) Each Candidate must achieve a passing score in
each division of the ARE. Scores from individual divisions may not
be averaged to achieve a passing score.
(e) An examination fee may be refunded as follows:
(1) The application fee paid to the Board is not refundable
(2) The Board, on behalf of a Candidate, may request
a refund of a portion of the examination fee paid to the national
examination provider for scheduling all or a portion of the registration
examination. A charge for refund processing may be withheld by the
national examination provider. Refunds of examination fees are subject
to the following conditions:
(A) A Candidate, because of extreme hardship, must
have been precluded from scheduling or taking the examination or a
portion of the examination. For purposes of this subsection, extreme
hardship is defined as a serious illness or accident of the Candidate
or a member of the Candidate's immediate family or the death of an
immediate family member. Immediate family members include the spouse,
child(ren), parent(s), and sibling(s) of the Candidate. Any other
extreme hardship may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
(B) A written request for a refund based on extreme
hardship must be submitted not later than thirty (30) days after the
date the examination or portion of the examination was scheduled or
intended to be scheduled. Documentation of the extreme hardship that
precluded the applicant from scheduling or taking the examination
must be submitted by the Candidate as follows:
(i) Illness: verification from a physician who treated
(ii) Accident: a copy of an official accident report.
(iii) Death: a copy of a death certificate or newspaper
(C) Approval of the request and refund of the fee or
portion of the fee by the national examination provider.
(3) An examination fee may not be transferred to a
|Source Note: The provisions of this §1.41 adopted to be effective October 10, 2001, 26 TexReg 7838; amended to be effective April 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 3461; amended to be effective April 3, 2008, 33 TexReg 2690; amended to be effective June 21, 2018, 43 TexReg 3884