Creation and Composition of the Professional Regulatory Board There is hereby created a Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture, hereinafter referred to as the Board, a collegial body under the supervision and administrative control of the Professional Regulation Commission, hereinafter referred to as the Commission, is composed of a chairman and two (2) members appointed by the President of the Philippines from a list of three (3) recommended chosen from a list of five (5) nominees for each position submitted to the Commission by the integrated and the accredited professional organization of architects. The Board shall be organized not later than six (6) months from the effectively of the Architecture Act of 2004. SECTION 5.Order now
Qualifications of Members of the Professional Regulatory Board Each Member shall, at the time of his/her appointment, possess the following qualifications: be a citizen and a resident of the Philippines; (b) be a holder of a degree in Bachelor of Science in Architecture conferred by a school, college or university in the Philippines or abroad that is recognized and/or accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CACHED); (c) be an architect with a valid Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card and active practitioner of architecture for at least ten (10) years on the date of his/her appointment; (d) not be a member of the faculty of any school, college, university or review institution where a regular course or review course in architecture is taught, nor have pecuniary interest in such institution. No former member of the faculty of any school, institute, university or review center where architecture is taught can become a member of the Board unless he/she had officially resigned from such an institution and has completely stopped teaching, advising or reviewing activities for at least five years prior to the nomination; (e) has never been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude; and (f) not be an elective officer of the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects and other Professional Organization of Architects. SECTION 6.
Term of Office The members of the Board shall hold office for a term of three (3) years after appointment or until their successors shall have been appointed and duly qualified. Any vacancy Page 7 of 24 occurring within the term of a member shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term only. Each member of the Board may be reappointed for one full term of three (3) years. Of the members of the Board first appointed under R. A. No. 9266, one (1) member shall be appointed and hold office as chairman for three (3) years, one (1) member for two (2) years, and one (1) member for one (1) year. Each member of the Board shall qualify by taking the proper oath prior to the performance of their duties:
Provided, That the incumbent members of the Board shall continue to serve for the remainder of their term as members of the herein created Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture until a new Board shall have been properly organized: Provided, Further that the incumbent members of the Board may be appointed as members of the First Board. SECTION 7. Powers and Functions of the Board The Board shall exercise the following specific powers, functions and responsibilities: (a) Prescribe and adopt the “AIR of the Architecture Act of 2004” for carrying out the provisions of R. A. No. 9266; (b) Supervise the registration, licenser and practice of architects; (c) Administer oaths in connection with the administration of R. A. No. 266; (d) Issue, suspend, revoke, or reinstate the Certificate of Registration and the Professional Identification Card for the practice of the architecture profession; (e) Adopt an official seal of the Board; (f) Monitor the conditions affecting the practice of architecture and adopt such measures as may be deemed proper for the enhancement and maintenance of high professional, ethical and technical standards of the profession; g) Prescribe and/or adopt the Code of Ethical Conduct and Standards of Professional Practice; (h) Hear and decide administrative cases involving violations of R. A. No. 9266, the “AIR of the Architecture Act of 2004”, the Code of Ethical Conduct and Standards of Professional Practice and for this purpose, to issue subpoena ad disinfectants and subpoena educes techs to secure the appearance of witnesses and the production of documents in connection therewith; Provided, That the decision of the Board shall, unless appealed to the Commission, become final and executors after fifteen (15) days from receipt of notice of Judgment or decision.
The decision of the Commission may be appealed to the Court of Appeals in accordance with the procedure under the Rules of Court; (I) Prescribe guidelines tort the Continuing Professional Development ( D) program in consultation with the integrated and accredited professional organization of architects: Provided, That the attendance to said CPA shall not be a mandatory requirement for the renewal of a professional Identification Card; O) Prepare, adopt, issue or amend the syllabi of the subjects for examinations in consultation with the academe, determine and prepare questions which shall be thin the scope of the syllabi of the subject for examination as well as administer, correct and release the results of the licenser examinations; (k) Approve, issue, limit or cancel temporary or special permit to practice architecture; Page 8 of 24 (l) In coordination with the CACHED, ensure that all higher educational instruction and offerings of architecture comply with the policies, standards and requirements of the course prescribed by the CACHED in the areas of curriculum, faculty, library and facilities; Provided, That, for the orderly implementation of this provision, the Board ND the Commission may enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the CACHED. (m) To adopt a program for the full computerizing of the licenser examination; and (n) Discharge such other duties and functions as may be deemed necessary for the enhancement of the architecture profession and the upgrading, development and growth of the architecture education.
The policies, resolutions, rules and regulations, issued or promulgated by the Board shall be subject to review and approval of the Commission. However, the Board’s decisions, resolutions or orders rendered in administrative cases shall be subject to view only if on appeal. SECTION 8. Administrative Supervision of the Board, Custodian of its Records, Secretariat and Support Services The Board shall be under the administrative supervision of the Commission. All records of the Board, including applications for examination, examination questions, answer sheets, and other records and documents pertaining to licenser examination, administrative and other investigative cases conducted by the Board shall be under the custody of the Commission.
The Commission shall designate the Secretary of the Board and shall provide the secretariat and other support services to implement the provisions of R. A. No. 9266. SECTION 9. Grounds for Suspension or Removal of Members of the Board The President of the Philippines, upon the recommendation of the Commission, after giving the concerned member an opportunity to defend himself in a proper administrative investigation to be conducted by the Commission, may suspend or remove any member on the following grounds: (a) Neglect of duty or incompetence; (b) Violation or tolerance of the violation of R. A. No. 9266, or its implementing rules and regulations or the Code of Ethical Conduct and Standards of Professional