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Georgia Board of Architects & Interior Designers
The GA General Assembly created the GA State Board of Architects in 1919 to protect the public health, safety, and welfare by regulating the activities of persons engaged in the architectural profession. Applicants for architect registration must obtain sufficient education, complete an internship and pass the national examination. It has the authority to adopt rules, set standards for licensure, adopt mandatory standards of professional conduct, and investigate and discipline unauthorized, negligent or incompetent practice.
In 1992, Georgia law was amended to provide for the registration of interior designers, and the Board was given the authority to adopt rules to set standards for such registration. Applicants for interior design registration must obtain sufficient education and pass a national examination. In 2000, legislation was enacted to change the name of the Board to the Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers.
The Board is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor. Six members are registered architects, two members are registered interior designers, and one member is appointed from the public at large. All members are appointed for terms of five years.
Board meetings are open to the public and are generally held at the Office of Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division office located in Macon.