481.207 Fees.—The board, by rule, may establish separate fees for architects and interior designers, to be paid for applications, examination, reexamination, licensing and renewal, delinquency, reinstatement, and recordmaking and recordkeeping. The examination fee shall be in an amount that covers the cost of obtaining and administering the examination and shall be refunded if the applicant is found ineligible to sit for the examination. The application fee is nonrefundable. The fee for initial application and examination for architects and interior designers may not exceed $775 plus the actual per applicant cost to the department for purchase of the examination from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards or the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications, respectively, or similar national organizations. The biennial renewal fee for architects may not exceed $200. The biennial renewal fee for interior designers may not exceed $500. The delinquency fee may not exceed the biennial renewal fee established by the board for an active license. The board shall establish fees that are adequate to ensure the continued operation of the board and to fund the proportionate expenses incurred by the department which are allocated to the regulation of architects and interior designers. Fees shall be based on department estimates of the revenue required to implement this part and the provisions of law with respect to the regulation of architects and interior designers.
History.—ss. 4, 19, ch. 79-273; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 79, ch. 83-329; s. 1, ch. 87-327; s. 25, ch. 88-205; ss. 6, 23, 24, ch. 88-383; s. 55, ch. 89-162; s. 4, ch. 91-429; ss. 232, 299, ch. 94-119.