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The 2023 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 481
ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
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F.S. 481.213
481.213 Licensure and registration.
(1) The department shall license or register any applicant who the board certifies is qualified for licensure or registration and who has paid the initial licensure or registration fee. Licensure as an architect under this section shall be deemed to include all the rights and privileges of registration as an interior designer under this section.
(2) The board shall certify for licensure or registration by examination any applicant who passes the prescribed licensure or registration examination and satisfies the requirements of ss. 481.209 and 481.211, for architects, or the requirements of s. 481.209, for interior designers.
(3) The board shall certify as qualified for a license by endorsement as an architect or registration as a registered interior designer an applicant who:
(a) Qualifies to take the prescribed licensure or registration examination, and has passed the prescribed licensure or registration examination or a substantially equivalent examination in another jurisdiction, as set forth in s. 481.209 for architects or registered interior designers, as applicable, and has satisfied the internship requirements set forth in s. 481.211 for architects;
(b) Holds a valid license to practice architecture or a license, registration, or certification to practice interior design issued by another jurisdiction of the United States, if the criteria for issuance of such license were substantially equivalent to the licensure criteria that existed in this state at the time the license was issued; or
(c) Has passed the prescribed licensure examination and holds a valid certificate issued by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and holds a valid license to practice architecture issued by another state or jurisdiction of the United States.

An architect who is licensed in another state who seeks qualification for license by endorsement under this subsection must complete a 2-hour class approved by the board on wind mitigation techniques.

(4) The board may refuse to certify any applicant who has violated any of the provisions of s. 481.223, s. 481.225, or s. 481.2251, as applicable.
(5) The board may refuse to certify any applicant who is under investigation in any jurisdiction for any act which would constitute a violation of this part or of chapter 455 until such time as the investigation is complete and disciplinary proceedings have been terminated.
(6) The board shall adopt rules to implement the provisions of this part relating to the examination, internship, and licensure of applicants.
(7) For persons whose licensure requires satisfaction of the requirements of ss. 481.209 and 481.211, the board shall, by rule, establish qualifications for certification of such persons as special inspectors of threshold buildings, as defined in ss. 553.71 and 553.79, and shall compile a list of persons who are certified. A special inspector is not required to meet standards for certification other than those established by the board, and the fee owner of a threshold building may not be prohibited from selecting any person certified by the board to be a special inspector. The board shall develop minimum qualifications for the qualified representative of the special inspector who is authorized under s. 553.79 to perform inspections of threshold buildings on behalf of the special inspector.
(8) A certificate of registration is not required for a person whose occupation or practice is confined to interior decorator services or for a person whose occupation or practice is confined to interior design as provided in this part.
History.ss. 8, 19, ch. 79-273; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 9, 23, 24, ch. 88-383; s. 5, ch. 89-66; s. 9, ch. 89-162; s. 4, ch. 91-429; ss. 155, 236, 302, 308, ch. 94-119; ss. 5, 6, ch. 95-389; s. 129, ch. 98-166; s. 38, ch. 2000-141; s. 189, ch. 2000-160; s. 28, ch. 2012-61; s. 17, ch. 2014-18; s. 45, ch. 2020-160.

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  1. Florida law requires interior designers practicing in nonresidential, commercial settings within the state to obtain a state license. Fla. Stat. §§ 481.209(2), 481.213. Florida statute § 481.223(1)(b) provides that "[a] person may not knowingly . . . [p]ractice interior design unless the person is a registered interior designer unless otherwise exempted herein." A designer must complete a combined total of six years of interior design education and internship experience with a licensed interior designer to qualify for a Florida license. See Fla. Stat. § 481.209(2); Fla. Admin. Code r. 61-G1-22.001Q). The designer must also pass an examination administered by the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications ("NCIDQ"). Fla. Stat. §§ 481.209 and 481.207.
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  2. District Bd. of Trustees v. Morgan

    890 So. 2d 1155 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2005)   Cited 3 times
    We recite only the facts necessary to adjudicate this particular issue on appeal. Essentially, in April of 1999, the College entered into an AIA "Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect" with Morgan-Stresing Associates ("MSA"). The agreement, which was signed both by the appellee, Don Morgan, and by his purported partner, Paul Stresing, concerned the design and preparation of bidding documents associated with the construction of the St. Johns River Community College's visual and performing arts complex. Mr. Morgan and Mr. Stresing are both licensed Florida architects, having met the requirements of section 481.213, Florida Statutes (1999). The problem is that their partnership, MSA, never obtained a certificate of authorization, as is required by section 481.219, Florida Statutes (1999).
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  3. Ellinwood v. State

    889 So. 2d 1006 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2004)
    Appellant seeks a Florida architectural license by endorsement under section 481.213( 3)(b), Florida Statutes (1999). Previously, after the Board denied his application, appellant sought review in this court. See Ellinwood v. Bd. of Architecture Interior Design, 835 So.2d 1269 (Fla. 1st DCA 2003). This court reversed the Board's denial and remanded the case for further proceedings on the basis that only subsection (3)(c) of the statute has an explicit requirement that an architect licensed out of state demonstrate that he or she has completed a five-year architecture education. Id. at 1270. On remand, appellant argued that he is entitled to licensure under subsection (3)(b), which generally requires demonstration that an applicant has been licensed in another state that has a "substantially equivalent" requirement to the requirement in effect in Florida at that time. The Board disagreed with this argument, reasoning that even though the five-year education requirement of subsection (3)(c) did not directly apply to subsection (3)(b), the substantially equivalent requirement operated in such a way to virtually engraft a five-year formal education requirement onto…
  4. Ellinwood v. Bd. of Architecture

    835 So. 2d 1269 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2003)   Cited 2 times
    Ellinwood received a bachelor of design in architecture from the University of Florida in 1977. He has been a licensed architect in Georgia since 1986, and also is licensed in Virginia and Pennsylvania. In March 2000, Ellinwood applied for a Florida license, seeking licensure by endorsement pursuant to section 481.213(3), Florida Statutes. Section 481.213(3) states:
  5. Section 481.213, Florida Statutes (1993), defines the criteria for licensure. The statute provides, in part, that "[t]he board shall certify for licensure by examination any applicant who passes the prescribed licensure examination and satisfies the requirements of ss. 481.209 and 481.211, for architects." Id. § 481.213(2) (emphasis added).
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  6. (b) The corporation or partnership has been issued a certificate of authorization by the department as provided in s. 481.213. (emphasis supplied)
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  7. O'Kon & Co. v. Riedel

    540 So. 2d 836 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1989)   Cited 5 times
    481.213 Licensure. —
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  8. In September, of 1979, the appellant applied for a licensure in the State of Florida under the provisions of Ch. 481.213(3)(b), Florida Statutes (1979), which provides that the Board shall certify for licensure a person who holds a degree and passes an equivalent licensing examination, or one who has a license in another State whose requirements are substantially equivalent to those in Florida at the time, or who has practiced architecture in another State for ten years. The Board denied the appellant's application. This appeal followed.

    Cases from cite.case.law:

    LOCKE, v. SHORE, P., 634 F.3d 1185 (11th Cir. 2011)

    . . . . §§ 481.209(2), 481.213. . . .

    ELLINWOOD, v. STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN,, 889 So. 2d 1006 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2004)

    . . . Appellant seeks a Florida architectural license by endorsement under section 481.213(3)(b), Florida Statutes . . . we AFFIRM the Board’s denial of appellant’s application for licensure by endorsement under section 481.213 . . .

    DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES, v. R. MORGAN,, 890 So. 2d 1155 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2004)

    . . . Stres-ing are both licensed Florida architects, having met the requirements of section 481.213, Florida . . . The licensing statute for architects is section 481.213, not section 481.219. . . .

    D. ELLINWOOD, v. BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN,, 835 So. 2d 1269 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2003)

    . . . Dwight Ellinwood appeals the denial of his application for an architect’s license under section 481.213 . . . 2000, Ellinwood applied for a Florida license, seeking licensure by endorsement pursuant to section 481.213 . . . Section 481.213(3) states: The board shall certify as qualified for a license by endorsement as an architect . . . Section 481.213(3) is unambiguous and must be given its plain meaning. See Holly v. . . . s denial of Ellinwood’s application and remand for reconsideration of the application under section 481.213 . . .

    CASES, v. DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN,, 651 So. 2d 772 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1995)

    . . . Section 481.213, Florida Statutes (1993), defines the criteria for licensure. . . . Id. § 481.213(2) (emphasis added). . . . That is so because subsection 481.213(2) explicitly requires applicants to comply with both section 481.209 . . . The applicant argues alternatively that he should be licensed under the provisions of paragraph 481.213 . . . Id. § 481.213(3)(b), i.e., in 1992. . . .

    O KON AND COMPANY, INC. v. A. RIEDEL, C. Jr. G. d b a RSW a, 588 So. 2d 1025 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1991)

    . . . following issue: Does the appellant corporation’s failure to secure certification as prescribed in sections 481.213 . . . When paragraph (1)(b) is read in conjunction with section 481.213(4), it is apparent that certification . . .

    O KON AND COMPANY, INC. v. A. RIEDEL, C. Jr. G. d b a RSW, 540 So. 2d 836 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1988)

    . . . corporation has been issued a certificate of authorization by the department as provided in section 481.213 . . . (Emphasis supplied.) ****** 481.213 Licensure.— (1) The department shall license any applicant who the . . . corporation or partnership has been issued a certificate of authorization by the department as provided in s. 481.213 . . .

    J. BAGDONAS, v. BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE, DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION,, 402 So. 2d 1268 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1981)

    . . . of 1979, the appellant applied for a licensure in the State of Florida under the provisions of Ch. 481.213 . . .