Texas to require architects to be fingerprinted to get licensed

Requirement applies to new applicants and licensed architects seeking to have their registrations renewed.

December 11, 2013 |

Starting January 1, 2014, architects who apply for an occupational license in Texas will have to share their fingerprints with the state.

Texas House Bill 1717, passed earlier this year, says that applicants seeking a license from the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners must submit "a complete and legible set of fingerprints, on a form prescribed by the board, to the board or to the Department of Public Safety for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information."

The FBI would also have access to all those fingerprints. The requirement applies to new applicants, and also to licensed architects seeking to have their registrations renewed.

(http://www.citylab.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/12/texas-architects-will-soon-have-be-fingerprinted/7825/)

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