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Procedures for Complaints

Iowa Architectural Examining Board
200 E. Grand, Ste. 350
Des Moines, IA  50309
Telephone 515/725-9021
Fax 515/725-9032

Complaint Forms

In 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.

The board may then:

  • Order the matter to be further investigated.
  • Allow 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.
  • Determine there is no probable cause to believe a disciplinary violation has occurred and close the case.
  • Determine there is probable cause to believe that a disciplinary violation has occurred.

A voluntary 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.

The 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.

The board shall make findings of fact, conclusions of law and provide the respondent notice of the decision.

The respondent may file an application for rehearing if they state the specific grounds for rehearing and the relief sought.

The 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.

A registered architect shall, when requested, respond to registered or certified communications from the board within 30 days of the mailing of such communications.

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