The purpose of this Agency is to protect the public by setting appropriate registration qualifications and enforcing state statutes relating to the practice of all Board-regulated professions and occupations. Any person who does any of the following is acting in violation of the law (A.R.S. § 32-145) and is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor:
- Practices, offers to practice or by any implication holds himself out as qualified to practice any Board regulated profession or occupation if the person is not registered or certified as provided by this chapter.
- Advertises or displays any card, sign or other device that may indicate to the public that the person is certified or registered or is qualified to practice any Board regulated profession or occupation if the person is not certified or registered as provided by this chapter.
- Uses "certified", "professional certified", "professional", "registered", "registered professional" or "professional registered" in conjunction with any Board regulated profession or occupation if the person is not certified or registered as provided by this chapter.
- Uses a certification or certificate of registration of another, or uses an expired or revoked certification or certificate of registration.
- Presents false evidence to the Board with the intent to obtain a certification or a certificate of registration.
- Otherwise violates any provision of this chapter.
The Board and Executive Director, aided by staff investigators, investigate allegations of violations of A.R.S. § 32-145 and other crimes committed pursuant to illegal practice of the regulated professions, and present criminal complaints to Town, City, and County Attorneys and the Attorney General for prosecution (A.R.S. § 32-107).
Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
The Board of Technical Registration was established in 1921. It is a self-supporting board deriving its revenues from fee charges for application, examination, license renewal and other miscellaneous services rendered.
The day-to-day operations of the Board are overseen by an Executive Director appointed by the Board, eighteen staff members, and an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Board. Office operations include Administration, Enforcement/Investigations, Licensing & Examination, and Home Inspection/ Drug Lab Remediation Enforcement. The Board is a regulatory agency for the following professions and occupations: Architects, Assayers, Certified Remediation Specialists, Clandestine Drug Laboratory Site Remediation On-Site Workers and On-Site Supervisors, Engineers, Geologists, Home Inspectors, Landscape Architects, and Surveyors.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor for three-year terms.