BILL NUMBER: SB 1132 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Galgiani FEBRUARY 18, 2016 An act to amend Section 5500 of, and to add Section 5500.2 to, the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1132, as introduced, Galgiani. Architects: architects-in-training. The Architects Practice Act provides for licensing and regulation of persons engaged in the practice of architecture by the California Architects Board, which is within the Department of Consumer Affairs, and defines the term "architect" for those purposes. That act requires an applicant for licensure as an architect to, among other things, take an examination. Existing regulations require an applicant for licensure to take the Architect Registration Examination. This bill would define the term "architect-in-training," for purposes of that act, as a person who has received board confirmation of eligibility for the Architect Registration Examination and is employed under the direct supervision of a licensed architect, and would authorize a person to use the title "architect-in-training" for purposes of employment in the state if he or she meets the definition of that term. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 5500 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read: 5500. As used in this
chapter,chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings: architect(a) "Architect" means a person who is licensed to practice architecture in this state under the authority of this chapter. (b) "Architect-in-training" means a person who has received board confirmation of eligibility for the Architect Registration Examination and is employed under the direct supervision of an architect licensed under this chapter. SEC. 2. Section 5500.2 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read: 5500.2. A person may use the title "architect-in-training" for purposes of employment in the state if he or she meets the definition of architect-in-training in Section 5500.