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443.01 Annotation The duties of county surveyors and other land surveyors and minimum standards for property surveys are discussed. 69 Atty. Gen. 160.
443.015 443.015 Examining board to establish continuing education requirements; promulgate rules.
443.015(1) (1) Each section of the examining board may establish continuing education requirements for renewal of a credential issued by that section under this chapter.
443.015(2) (2) 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.
443.015 History History: 2007 a. 47; 2011 a. 146.
443.015 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. A-E 10, 13, Wis. adm. code.
443.02 443.02 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.
443.02(2) (2) 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).
443.02(3) (3) 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).
443.02(4) (4) 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.
443.02 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also A-E, Wis. adm. code.
443.03 443.03 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:
443.03(1)(a) (a) That he or she has acquired a thorough knowledge of sound construction, building hygiene, architectural design and mathematics.
443.03(1)(b) (b) One of the following:
443.03(1)(b)1m. 1m. A diploma of graduation, or a certificate, from an architectural school or college approved by the architect section as of satisfactory standing, together with at least 2 years' practical experience of a character satisfactory to the architect section in the design and construction of buildings.
443.03(1)(b)2. 2. A specific record of 7 or more years of experience in architectural work of a character satisfactory to the architect section in the design and construction of buildings.
443.03(2) (2) Graduation in architecture from a school or college approved by the architect section as of satisfactory standing shall be considered as equivalent to 5 years of experience, and the completion satisfactory to the architect section 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 architect section as of satisfactory standing shall be considered as equivalent to not more than 4 years of experience.
443.03 History History: 1979 c. 167; 2011 a. 146.
443.03 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. A-E 3, Wis. adm. code.
443.035 443.035 Registration requirements for landscape architects. The landscape architect section of the examining board shall register as a landscape architect an individual who does all of the following:
443.035(1) (1) Submits to the department evidence satisfactory to the landscape architect section of any of the following:
443.035(1)(a) (a) That he or she has a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, or a master's degree in landscape architecture, from a curriculum approved by the landscape architect section and has at least 2 years of practical experience in landscape architecture of a character satisfactory to the landscape architect section.
443.035(1)(b) (b) That he or she has a specific record of at least 7 years of training and experience in the practice of landscape architecture including at least 2 years of courses in landscape architecture approved by the landscape architect section, and 4 years of practical experience in landscape architecture of a character satisfactory to the landscape architect section.
443.035(2) (2) Satisfies the applicable requirements under s. 443.09.
443.035 History History: 1993 a. 465; 2011 a. 146.
443.035 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. A-E 9, Wis. adm. code.
443.04 443.04 Registration requirements for professional engineers. An applicant for registration as a professional engineer shall submit satisfactory evidence to the professional engineer section of the examining board of all of the following:
443.04(1m) (1m) A diploma of graduation, or a certificate, from an engineering school or college approved by the professional engineer section as of satisfactory standing in an engineering course of not less than 4 years or a diploma of graduation or degree from a technical college approved by the professional engineer section as of satisfactory standing in an engineering-related course of study of not less than 2 years.
443.04(2m) (2m)
443.04(2m)(a)(a) For an applicant possessing a diploma or certificate from a course of study of not less than 4 years as specified in sub. (1m), a specific record of 4 or more years of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the professional engineer section and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of engineering work.
443.04(2m)(b) (b) For an applicant possessing a diploma or degree from a course of study of not less than 2 years as specified in sub. (1m), a specific record of 6 or more years of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the professional engineer section and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of engineering work.
443.04 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. A-E 4, Wis. adm. code.
443.04 Annotation The authority of the examining board is discussed. 70 Atty. Gen. 156.
443.05 443.05 Certification of engineers-in-training.
443.05(1) (1) An applicant for certification as an engineer-in-training shall submit as satisfactory evidence to the professional engineer section of the examining board one of the following:
443.05(1)(a) (a) A diploma of graduation in engineering or a certificate in engineering from a school or college approved by the professional engineer section as of satisfactory standing.
443.05(1)(b) (b) A specific record of 4 years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the professional engineer section.
443.05(2) (2) Graduation in engineering from a school or college approved by the professional engineer section as of satisfactory standing shall be considered as equivalent to 4 years of experience and the completion satisfactory to the professional engineer section of each year of work in engineering in such school or college without graduation shall be considered as equivalent to one year of experience. Graduation in a course other than engineering from a school or college approved by the professional engineer section as of satisfactory standing shall be considered as equivalent to 2 years of experience. No applicant may receive credit for more than 4 years of experience under this subsection.
443.05 History History: 1979 c. 167; 2011 a. 146.
443.05 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. A-E 4, Wis. adm. code.
443.06 443.06 Registration requirements for land surveyors.
443.06(1)(1) Registration, application, qualifying experience.
443.06(1)(a)(a) Application for registration as a land surveyor or a permit to practice shall be made to the section under oath, on forms provided by the department, which shall require the applicant to submit such information as the land surveyor section of the examining board deems necessary. The land surveyor section may require applicants to pass written or oral examinations or both. Applicants who do not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, shall be entitled to be registered or issued a permit to practice as land surveyors when satisfactory evidence is submitted that the applicant has met one or more of the requirements of sub. (2).
443.06(1)(b) (b) Each year, but not more than 4 years, of work or training completed in a curriculum in land surveying approved by the land surveyor section, or responsible charge of land surveying teaching may be considered as equivalent to one year of qualifying experience in land surveying work, and each year, but not more than 4 years completed in a curriculum other than land surveying approved by the land surveyor section, may be considered as equivalent to one-half year of qualifying experience.
443.06(2) (2)Requirements; certificate of registration. The land surveyor section may grant a certificate of registration as a land surveyor to any person who has submitted to it an application, the required fees, and one or more of the following:
443.06(2)(a) (a) A record of completion of a course in land surveying of not less than 2 years' duration approved by the land surveyor section together with 2 years of practice in land surveying work of satisfactory character which indicates that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work, if the applicant has passed an oral and written or written examination administered by the land surveyor section. This paragraph applies to actions of the land surveyor section on applications for land surveyors' certificates that are submitted to the land surveyor section before July 1, 2000.
443.06(2)(am) (am) Evidence satisfactory to the land surveyor section that he or she has received a bachelor's degree in a course in land surveying or a related field that has a duration of not less than 4 years and is approved by the land surveyor section, and that he or she has engaged in at least 2 years of land surveying practice of satisfactory character that indicates that the applicant is competent to practice land surveying, if the applicant has passed an oral and written or written examination administered by the land surveyor section. This paragraph applies to actions of the land surveyor section on applications for land surveyors' certificates that are submitted to the land surveyor section after June 30, 2000.
443.06(2)(b) (b) A record of 6 years of practice in land surveying of satisfactory character, which indicates that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work, if the applicant has passed an oral and written or written examination administered by the land surveyor section. This paragraph applies to actions of the land surveyor section on applications for land surveyors' certificates that are submitted to the land surveyor section before July 1, 2000.
443.06(2)(bm) (bm) Evidence satisfactory to the land surveyor section that he or she has received an associate degree in a course in land surveying or a related field that has a duration of not less than 2 years and is approved by the land surveyor section, and that he or she has engaged in at least 4 years of land surveying practice of satisfactory character that indicates that the applicant is competent to practice land surveying, if the applicant has passed an oral and written or written examination administered by the land surveyor section. This paragraph applies to actions of the land surveyor section on applications for land surveyors' certificates that are submitted to the land surveyor section after June 30, 2000.
443.06(2)(c) (c) A record of 20 years of practice in land surveying of satisfactory character, which indicates that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work, if the applicant is not less than 45 years of age and has passed an oral and written or written examination administered by the land surveyor section. This paragraph applies to actions of the land surveyor section on applications for land surveyors' certificates that are submitted to the land surveyor section before January 1, 1995.
443.06(2)(cm) (cm) Evidence satisfactory to the land surveyor section that he or she has engaged in at least 10 years of land surveying practice of satisfactory character that indicates that the applicant is competent to practice land surveying, if the applicant has passed an oral and written or written examination administered by the land surveyor section. This paragraph applies to actions of the land surveyor section on applications for land surveyors' certificates that are submitted to the land surveyor section after June 30, 2000.
443.06(2)(d) (d) An unexpired certificate of registration as a land surveyor issued to the applicant by the proper authority in any state or territory or possession of the United States or in any other country whose requirements meet or exceed the requirement for registration in this subsection, if the applicant has passed an oral and written or written examination administered by the land surveyor section.
443.06(2)(e) (e) A record of satisfactory completion of an apprenticeship training course in land surveying prescribed by the department of workforce development, of satisfactory character which indicates that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work, if the applicant has passed an oral and written or written examination administered by the land surveyor section. This paragraph applies to actions of the land surveyor section on applications for land surveyors' certificates that are submitted to the land surveyor section before July 1, 2000.
443.06(2)(em) (em) Evidence satisfactory to the land surveyor section that he or she has completed an apprenticeship training course in land surveying prescribed by the department of workforce development, and has engaged in a period of additional land surveying practice of satisfactory character that indicates that the applicant is competent to practice land surveying and that, when added to the period of the apprenticeship, totals at least 8 years of land surveying practice, if the applicant has passed an oral and written or written examination administered by the land surveyor section. This paragraph applies to actions of the land surveyor section on applications for land surveyors' certificates that are submitted to the land surveyor section after June 30, 2000.
443.06(3) (3)Permit to practice. The land surveyor section may grant a permit to practice land surveying during the time an application is pending to a person who is not registered in this state, if the person has submitted an application for registration as a land surveyor and paid the required fee and holds an unexpired certificate which in the opinion of the land surveyor section meets the requirements of sub. (2). The permit shall be revocable by the land surveyor section at its pleasure.
443.06 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. A-E 6, Wis. adm. code.
443.07 443.07 Permit requirements: designers of engineering systems.
443.07(1)(1) An applicant for a permit as a designer shall submit as evidence satisfactory to the designer section of the examining board one of the following to indicate that he or she is competent to be in charge of such work:
443.07(1)(a) (a) A specific record of 8 years or more of experience in specialized engineering design work and the satisfactory completion of a written examination in the field or branch, as determined by the designer section, in which certification is sought.
443.07(1)(b) (b) A specific record of 12 years of experience by any person at least 35 years of age who was actively engaged in this state in the preparation of plans, specifications, designs and layouts in specific fields or branches as designated under sub. (3). Such a person may be granted a permit to offer and perform services in the designated field or branch.
443.07(2) (2) Completion of technological academic training or apprenticeship program approved by the board may be considered equivalent to experience, but should not exceed a total of 4 years. The successful completion of each year of academic work without graduation shall be equivalent to one year of experience. Graduation from a course other than engineering technology shall be equivalent to 2 years of experience under this subsection.
443.07(3) (3) Permits shall be granted, designated, and limited to the fields and subfields of technology as are determined by the designer section and recognized in engineering design practice. Any person holding a permit may prepare plans and specifications and perform consultation, investigation, and evaluation in connection with the making of plans and specifications, within the scope of the permit, notwithstanding that such activity constitutes the practice of architecture or professional engineering under this chapter.
443.07(4) (4) A master plumber's license under ch. 145 shall be considered equivalent to the work experience and satisfactory completion of a written examination in the field of plumbing systems, and the holder of a master plumber's license shall be issued a permit as a designer of plumbing systems upon the making of an application and the payment of the permit fee.
443.07(5) (5) The permit shall, on its face, restrict the holder thereof to the specific field and subfields of designing in which the permittee acquired his or her experience in designing. If qualified in more than one type of designing, persons may receive permits for more than one field or subfield of designing as may be determined by the designer section.
443.07(6) (6) The renewal date for permits under this section is specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), and the fee for renewal of such permits is determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
443.07 History History: 1979 c. 167; 1991 a. 39; 2007 a. 20; 2011 a. 146.
443.07 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. A-E 5, Wis. adm. code.
443.07 Annotation Although designer of plumbing systems permits must be issued to applicants who are licensed master plumbers, the examining board has wide discretion to establish design of engineering systems classifications in fields and subfields of technology recognized in engineering design practice and to determine the competence of applicants who hold restricted or temporary master plumber's licenses. 60 Atty. Gen. 37.
443.08 443.08 Registration requirement: firms, partnerships and corporations.
443.08(1)(1)
443.08(1)(a) (a) The practice of architecture pertaining to the internal operations of a firm, partnership, or corporation may be performed by employees if the architectural services are performed by or under the direct supervision of architects registered under this chapter, or persons exempt from registration under s. 443.14. Registered or exempt architectural employees may provide architectural data with respect to the manufacture, sale, and utilization of the products of the firm, partnership, or corporation to other registered or exempt architects.
443.08(1)(b) (b) The practice of professional engineering pertaining to the internal operations of a firm, partnership, or corporation may be performed by employees if the professional engineering services are performed by or under the direct supervision of professional engineers registered under this chapter, or persons exempt from registration under s. 443.14. Registered or exempt professional engineering employees may provide professional engineering data with respect to the manufacture, sale, and utilization of the products of the firm, partnership, or corporation to other registered or exempt professional engineers.
443.08(2) (2)
443.08(2)(a)(a) No individual architect registered under this chapter may practice or offer to practice architecture, as a principal, officer, employee, or agent of a firm, partnership, or corporation unless all of the following are satisfied:
443.08(2)(a)1. 1. All personnel who practice or offer to practice in its behalf as architects are registered under this chapter.
443.08(2)(a)2. 2. The firm, partnership, or corporation has been issued a certificate of authorization under sub. (3) (a) 1.
443.08(2)(b) (b) No individual professional engineer registered under this chapter may practice or offer to practice professional engineering as a principal, officer, employee, or agent of a firm, partnership, or corporation unless all of the following are satisfied:
443.08(2)(b)1. 1. All personnel who practice or offer to practice in its behalf as professional engineers are registered under this chapter.
443.08(2)(b)2. 2. The firm, partnership, or corporation has been issued a certificate of authorization under sub. (3) (a) 2.
443.08(2)(c) (c) No individual designer granted a permit under this chapter may practice or offer to practice designing as a principal, officer, employee, or agent of a firm, partnership, or corporation unless all of the following are satisfied:
443.08(2)(c)1. 1. All personnel who practice or offer to practice in its behalf as designers are granted a permit under this chapter.
443.08(2)(c)2. 2. The firm, partnership, or corporation has been issued a certificate of authorization under sub. (3) (a) 3.
443.08(3) (3)
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)