North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 83A Architects

  • § 83A-1   Definitions
    When used in this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) "Architect" means a person who is duly licensed to practice architecture. (2) "Board" means...
  • § 83A-2   North Carolina Board of Architecture; creation; appointment, terms and oath of members; vacancies; officers; bond of treasurer; notice of meetings; quorum
    (a) The North Carolina Board of Architecture shall have the power and responsibility to administer the provisions of this Chapter in compliance with the Administrative...
  • § 83A-3   Expenses of Board members; Board finances
    (a) Each member of the Board shall be entitled to receive travel and expense reimbursement as authorized by G.S. 93B‑5 for similar boards. (b) All...
  • § 83A-4   Fees
    All fees and charges by the Board shall be established by Board rule subject to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act. Fees set by...
  • § 83A-5   Board records; rosters; seal
    (a) The Board shall maintain records of board meetings, of applications for individual or corporate registration and the action taken thereon, of the results of...
  • § 83A-6   Board rules; bylaws; standards of professional conduct
    (a) The Board shall have the power to adopt bylaws, rules, and standards of professional conduct to carry out the purposes of this Chapter, including,...
  • § 83A-7   Qualifications and examination requirements
    (a) Licensing by Examination. Any individual who is at least 18 years of age and of good moral character may make written application for examination...
  • § 83A-8   Qualification for corporate practice
    (a) Any corporation desiring to practice architecture in this State shall file corporate application on forms provided by the Board, accompanied by the required application...
  • § 83A-9   Partnership practice
    This Chapter neither prevents practice of architecture by a partnership nor requires partnership seals or certificates of practice provided that the members of the partnership...
  • § 83A-10   Professional seals
    Every licensed architect shall have a seal of a design authorized by the Board, and shall imprint all drawings and sets of specifications prepared for...
  • § 83A-11   Expirations and renewals
    Certificates must be renewed on or before the first day of July in each year. No less than 30 days prior to the renewal date,...
  • § 83A-12   Prohibited practice
    The purpose of the Chapter is to safeguard life, health and property. It shall be unlawful for any individual, firm or corporation to practice or...
  • § 83A-13   Exemptions
    (a) Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to prevent the practice of general contracting under the provisions of Article 1 of Chapter 87, or...
  • § 83A-13.1   Architect who volunteers during an emergency or disaster; qualified immunity
    (a) A professional architect who voluntarily, without compensation, provides structural, electrical, mechanical, or other architectural services at the scene of a declared disaster or emergency,...
  • § 83A-14   Disciplinary action and procedure
    Any person may file with the Board a charge of unprofessional conduct, negligence, incompetence, dishonest practice, or other misconduct or of any violation of this...
  • § 83A-15   Denial, suspension or revocation of license
    (a) The Board shall have the power to suspend or revoke a license or certificate of registration, to deny a license or certificate of registration,...
  • § 83A-16   Violations of Chapter; penalties
    (a) Any individual or corporation not registered under this Chapter, who shall wrongfully use the title "Architect" or represent himself or herself to the public...
  • § 83A-17   Power of Board to seek injunction
    The Board may appear in its own name and apply to courts having jurisdiction for injunctions to prevent violations of this Chapter or of rules...