EXAMINING BOARD OF ARCHITECTS, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, PROFESSIONAL
ENGINEERS, DESIGNERS AND LAND SURVEYORS
Examining board to establish continuing education requirements; promulgate rules.
Practice requirements and registration: general provisions.
Registration requirements for architects.
Registration requirements for landscape architects.
Registration requirements for professional engineers.
Certification of engineers-in-training.
Registration requirements for land surveyors.
Permit requirements: designers of engineering systems.
Registration requirement: firms, partnerships and corporations.
Examinations and experience requirements for architect, landscape architect and engineer applicants.
Applications, certificates, rules and roster.
Disciplinary proceedings against architects, landscape architects and engineers.
Disciplinary proceedings against land surveyors.
Disciplinary proceedings against designers of engineering systems.
Seal or stamp; aiding unauthorized practice.
Penalties; law enforcement.
Ch. 443 Cross-reference
See definitions in s. 440.01
In this chapter, unless the context provides otherwise:
"Architect" means a person who is legally qualified to practice architecture.
"Engineer-in-training" means a person who is a graduate in an engineering curriculum of 4 years or more from a school or college approved by the professional engineer section of the examining board as of satisfactory standing, or a person who has had 4 years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the professional engineer section; and who, in addition, has successfully passed the examination in the fundamental engineering subjects prior to the completion of the requisite years in engineering work, as provided in s. 443.05
, and who has been granted a certificate of record by the professional engineer section stating that the person has successfully passed this portion of the professional examinations.
"Examining board" means the examining board of architects, landscape architects, professional engineers, designers and land surveyors.
"Landscape architect" means a person who practices landscape architecture.
"Landscape architecture" means the performance of a professional service involving conceptual land planning and conceptual design for integrated land development based on the analysis of environmental characteristics, operational requirements, land use or commensurate land values. "Landscape architecture" includes the investigation, selection or allocation of land or water resources for appropriate uses; the formulation of graphic or written criteria for a land planning or land construction program; the preparation, review or analysis of a master plan for land use or development; the production of a graphic land area, grading, drainage, planting or land construction plan; and the planning of a road, bridge or other structure with respect to the aesthetic requirements of the area on which it will be constructed, except that "landscape architecture" does not include any of the following:
Professional services performed by a registered architect or by a person who has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d)
Professional services performed by a professional engineer or by a person who has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d)
Professional services performed by a registered land surveyor or by a person who has in effect a permit under s. 443.06 (3)
The practice of planning as is customarily done by a regional, park, or urban planner, or by a person participating on a planning board or commission, within the scope of that practice.
The practice of a natural resource professional, including a biologist, professional geologist, as defined in s. 470.01 (5)
, or professional soil scientist, as defined in s. 470.01 (7)
The actions of a person who is under the supervision of a licensed landscape architect or an employee of a licensed landscape architect, unless the person assumes responsible charge, design, or supervision.
Work performed on property by an individual who owns or has control over the property, or work performed by a person hired by an individual who owns or has control of the property.
Making plans or drawings for the selection, placement, or use of plants or site features.
"Land surveying" means any service comprising the determination of the location of land boundaries and land boundary corners; the preparation of maps showing the shape and area of tracts of land and their subdivisions into smaller tracts; the preparation of maps showing the layout of roads, streets and rights-of-way of same to give access to smaller tracts; and the preparation of official plats, or maps, of land in this state.
"Practice of architecture" includes any professional service, such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, architectural and structural design, or responsible supervision of construction, in connection with the construction of any private or public buildings, structures, projects, or the equipment thereof, or addition to or alterations thereof, in which the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health or property is concerned or involved.
"Practice of professional engineering" includes any professional service requiring the application of engineering principles and data, in which the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health or property is concerned and involved, such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design, or responsible supervision of construction, alteration, or operation, in connection with any public or private utilities, structures, projects, bridges, plants and buildings, machines, equipment, processes and works. A person offers to practice professional engineering if the person by verbal claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card or in any other way represents himself or herself to be a professional engineer; or who through the use of some other title implies that he or she is a professional engineer; or who holds himself or herself out as able to practice professional engineering.
"Professional engineer" means a person who by reason of his or her knowledge of mathematics, the physical sciences and the principles of engineering, acquired by professional education and practical experience, is qualified to engage in engineering practice as defined in sub. (6)
"Responsible supervision of construction" means a professional service, as distinguished from superintending of construction, and means the performance, or the supervision thereof, of reasonable and ordinary on-site observations to determine that the construction is in substantial compliance with the approved drawings, plans and specifications.
History: 1971 c. 42
; 1975 c. 9
; 1977 c. 29
; 1979 c. 34
; 1979 c. 162
s. 38 (7)
; 1979 c. 167
; 1979 c. 221
; 1979 c. 355
; 1983 a. 189
, 329 (18)
; 1993 a. 463
; 1997 a. 300
; 2009 a. 123
; 2011 a. 146
The duties of county surveyors and other land surveyors and minimum standards for property surveys are discussed. 69 Atty. Gen. 160.
Examining board to establish continuing education requirements; promulgate rules. 443.015(1)
Each section of the examining board may establish continuing education requirements for renewal of a credential issued by that section under this chapter.
Each section of the examining board may promulgate rules governing the professional conduct of individuals, firms, partnerships, and corporations registered, permitted, certified, or granted a certificate of authorization by that section.
History: 2007 a. 47
; 2011 a. 146
See also chs. A-E 10
, Wis. adm. code.
Practice requirements and registration: general provisions. 443.02(1)(1)
Any person practicing or offering to practice architecture or professional engineering in this state shall comply with this chapter.
No person may practice architecture, landscape architecture, or professional engineering in this state unless the person has been duly registered, is exempt under s. 443.14
or has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d)
No person may offer to practice architecture, landscape architecture, or professional engineering or use in connection with the person's name or otherwise assume, use or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that he or she is an architect, landscape architect, or professional engineer or advertise to furnish architectural, landscape architectural, or professional engineering services unless the person has been duly registered or has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d)
No person may practice land surveying in this state or use or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that the person is a land surveyor unless the person has been issued a certificate of registration or granted a permit to practice under this chapter.
See also A-E
, Wis. adm. code.
Registration requirements for architects. 443.03(1)(1)
An applicant for registration as an architect shall submit as satisfactory evidence to the architect section of the examining board all of the following: