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§ 3-309. Expiration and renewal of license

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 3. Architects (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 3-309
§ 3-309. Expiration and renewal of license
Expiration date
(a) Unless a license is renewed for a 2-year term as provided in this section, the license expires on the first June 30 that comes:
(1) after the effective date of the license; and
(2) in an even-numbered year.
Renewal notice
(b)(1) At least 1 month before a license expires, the Board shall mail or electronically transmit to the licensee:
(i) a renewal application form; and
(ii) a notice that states:
1. the date on which the current license expires; and
2. the amount of the license fee.
(2) If an electronic transmission under paragraph (1) of this subsection is returned to the Board as undeliverable, the Board shall mail to the licensee, at the last known address of the licensee, the materials required under paragraph (1) of this subsection within 10 business days of the date the Board received the notice that the electronic transmission was undeliverable.
Renewal term
(c) Before a license expires, the licensee periodically may renew it for an additional 2-year term, if the licensee:
(1) otherwise is entitled to be licensed;
(2) pays to the Board a license fee set by the Board;
(3) submits to the Board a renewal application on the form that the Board provides; and
(4) upon request by the Board, submits to the Board the original certificate of completion or transcript of completed courses verifying the licensee has complied with the continuing professional competency requirement under § 3-309.1 of this subtitle.
Duty of Board to renew
(d) The Board shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
Grace period after expiration
(e) An architect has a grace period of 30 days after the architect's license expires in which to renew it retroactively, if the architect:
(1) otherwise is entitled to have the license renewed;
(2) pays to the Board the license fee set by the Board; and
(3) meets the continuing education requirement for renewal of a license under § 3-309.1 of this subtitle.
Staggered expiration of licenses
(f) The Secretary may determine that licenses issued under this subtitle shall expire on a staggered basis.


Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1997, c. 59, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, c. 227, § 2, eff. June 1, 2003; Acts 2003, c. 396, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, c. 397, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2005, c. 215, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2012, c. 20, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2017, c. 246, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 247, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 56, §§ 466, 472.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 3-309, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 3-309
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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