Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-2-35 - Seal of registrant; purpose; violations

Section 34-2-35 - Seal of registrant; purpose; violations.

(a) Each registrant must obtain a seal of a design authorized by the board bearing the registrant's name, the legend registered architect, the words State of Alabama, and the registrant's license registration number.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall prevent a registered architect from being employed by a person, firm, partnership, corporation, or professional corporation.

(c) Plans, specifications, plates, and reports, and all documents prepared by an architect which are issued by a registrant must be stamped with the seal during the life of a registrant's certificate.

(d) It shall be unlawful for anyone to stamp or seal any document with the seal after the certificate or the registrant named thereon has expired or been suspended or revoked.

(e) It shall be unlawful for an architect or any other individual to stamp, to cause to be stamped, or to allow to be stamped any document or documents which were not prepared under the responsible control of the registered architect whose stamp is to be affixed thereon.

(f) On or after July 22, 1987, it shall be unlawful: (1) to practice architecture in a branch office not under the day-to-day supervision of a registered architect, or (2) for an architect to falsely represent himself or herself as being in responsible control of architectural work or to permit his or her seal, or facsimile thereof, to be used by another for any purpose. Violations shall be penalized as provided in Section 34-2-36.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-676, p. 1198, §6; Acts 1987, No. 87-544, p. 830, §3; Act 2010-501, p. 796, §1; Act 2010-534, p. 894, §1.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021