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49 Pa. Code § 9.141. Requirement.


§ 9.141. Requirement.

 (a)  A licensee shall, upon licensure, obtain a metal seal, of the design authorized by the Board, bearing the licensee’s name and license number and the legend, ‘‘Architect.’’ A stamp design identical to the prescribed seal may be obtained and used in lieu of, or in conjunction with, a seal.

 (b)  The following rules govern the proper use of an architect’s seal:

   (1)  An architect may use his seal and signature only when the work being sealed and signed was prepared by the architect or under the architect’s personal supervision, direction and control.

   (2)  When an architect issues final or complete documents to a client for the client’s records, or when an architect submits final or complete documents to public or governmental agencies for final review, the seal and signature of the architect who prepared or who personally supervised the preparation of the documents, along with the date of issuance, shall be prominently displayed on the first page of all documents. Facsimile seals shall appear on all subsequent pages of plans.

   (3)  When an architect’s signature is applied, it shall be applied near or across the seal, but not in a location that obliterates the license number.

   (4)  An architect may not affix or permit a seal and signature to be affixed to a document if the architect’s license has lapsed, or for the purpose of aiding or abetting another person to evade or attempt to evade a provision of the act or this chapter.


   The provisions of this §  9.141 amended under sections 5(a), 6(a)—(d), 8(b) and (c), 10(b), 11(a), 12(a) and (c), 13(h) and 14 of the Architects Licensure Law (63 P. S. § §  34.5(a), 34.6(a)—(d), 34.8(b) and (c), 34.10(b), 34.11(a), 34.12(a) and (c), 34.13(h) and 34.14).


   The provisions of this §  9.141 amended January 30, 1987, effective January 31, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 542; amended July 10, 1998, effective July 11, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 3273. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (206077).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  9.151 (relating to standards of professional conduct).

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