Architectural Examining Board
200 E. Grand, Ste. 350
Des Moines, IA 50309
accordance with the administrative rules, all complaints must be
in writing filed with the Board.
An investigation of the allegations is made by the investigators
designated by the president of the board.
A peer review committee may be appointed to do the investigation
by the President of the board.
The investigators or the peer review investigative committee will
make a written report to the board.
board may then:
the matter to be further investigated.
the registrant who is the subject of the complaint an opportunity
to appear before the committee for an informal discussion regarding
the circumstances of the alleged violation.
there is no probable cause to believe a disciplinary violation
has occurred and close the case.
there is probable cause to believe that a disciplinary violation
informal discussion may be offered the registrant to discuss the
facts and circumstances of the alleged violation. The board may
seek a consent order at the time of the informal discussion.
board decision may be to establish a statement of charges and notice
of hearing. Every hearing shall be conducted before a majority of
the board members and an administrative law judge shall act as presiding
officer to conduct the hearing for the board.
board shall make findings of fact, conclusions of law and provide
the respondent notice of the decision.
respondent may file an application for rehearing if they state the
specific grounds for rehearing and the relief sought.
board may assess the respondent with certain fees and expenses relating
to a disciplinary hearing, only if the board finds the architect
did violate Iowa Code Chapter 544A and the administrative rules
of the architectural examining board.
architect shall, when requested, respond to registered or certified
communications from the board within 30 days of the mailing of such