EXAMINING BOARD OF ARCHITECTS, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, PROFESSIONAL
GEOLOGISTS, PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, DESIGNERS AND LAND SURVEYORS
Practice requirements and registration: general provisions.
Registration requirements for architects.
Registration requirements for landscape architects.
Registration requirements for professional geologists.
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, geologist and engineer applicants.
Applications, certificates, rules and roster.
Disciplinary proceedings against architects, landscape architects, geologists 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 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 examining board; 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 examining board stating that the person has successfully passed this portion of the professional examinations.
"Examining board" means the examining board of architects, landscape architects, professional geologists, professional engineers, designers and land surveyors.
"Geology" means the science that involves the study of the earth and the earth's origin, composition, structure and physical history, including the study of the natural agents, forces and processes that cause changes in the earth and the investigation of and collection of data concerning the crust and the interior of the earth and the surface and underground gases, solids and fluids that make up the earth.
"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, irrigation, 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.
"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.
"Practice of professional geology" means the performance of or the offer to perform any geologic service or work in which the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health, environment or property is concerned or involved. "Practice of professional geology" includes the collection of geological data, consultation, investigation, evaluation, interpretation, planning, or inspection of or relating to a service or work that applies the science of geology.
"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)
"Professional geologist" means an individual who, by reason of his or her knowledge of geology, soils, mathematics and the physical and life sciences, acquired by the education and practical experience required under this chapter, is qualified to engage in the practice of professional geology.
"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
Duties of county and other land surveyors and minimum standards for property surveys discussed. 69 Atty. Gen. 160.
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 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 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 or professional engineer or advertise to furnish 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 do any of the following unless the person is registered as a professional geologist under this chapter, has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d)
or is exempt under s. 443.14
Practice or offer to practice professional geology, by verbal claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead or card or in any other way represent himself or herself to be a professional geologist.
Use any title or description that implies that he or she is a professional geologist.
Represent himself or herself as able to practice professional geology.
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.
No person may use the title "landscape architect" unless the person is registered as a landscape architect under this chapter, has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d)
or is exempt under s. 443.14
Registration requirements for architects. 443.03(1)(1)
An applicant for registration as an architect shall submit satisfactory evidence to the examining board:
That he or she has acquired a thorough knowledge of sound construction, building hygiene, architectural design and mathematics; and
A diploma of graduation, or a certificate, from an architectural school or college approved by the examining board as of satisfactory standing, together with at least 2 years' practical experience of a character satisfactory to the examining board in the design and construction of buildings; or
A specific record of 7 or more years of experience in architectural work of a character satisfactory to the examining board in the design and construction of buildings.
Graduation in architecture from a school or college approved by the examining board as of satisfactory standing shall be considered as equivalent to 5 years of experience, and the completion satisfactory to the examining board of each year of work in architecture in such school or college without graduation shall be considered equivalent to one year of experience. Graduation in a course other than architecture from a school or college approved by the examining board as of satisfactory standing shall be considered as equivalent to not more than 4 years of experience.