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49 Pa. Code § 9.2. Definitions.

§ 9.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   ARE—Architect Registration Examination of the NCARB approved by the Board as the architecture licensure examination.

   Accredited program—A program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board to provide courses in architecture and related subjects and empowered to grant professional and academic degrees in architecture.

   Act—The Architects Licensure Law (63 P. S. §  §  34.1—34.22).

   Administrative Code—The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  §  51—732).

   Board—The Architects Licensure Board as defined in section 4 of the act (63 P. S. §  34.4).

   Board prosecutor—An attorney employed through the Office of General Counsel to act as the prosecutor for the Commonwealth before the Board.

   Bureau—The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

   Commissioner—The Commissioner of the Bureau.

   Examination—The examination for architectural registration approved by the Board.

   IDP—Intern Development Program of NCARB.

   IDP council record—A detailed authenticated record of an individual’s education, training and character maintained by NCARB.

   NAAB—National Architectural Accrediting Boards, Inc.

   NCARB—National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006.

   Plans and models—Drawings, graphic representations or scaled models, or a combination of drawings, graphic representations or models, or reproduction thereof, prepared for the purpose of illustrating proposed or intended designs for the construction, enlargement or alteration of a building or project.

   Sole proprietorship—A business form solely owned by an individual architect licensed in this Commonwealth.

   Specifications—A written instruction or reproduction thereof describing a material or method of construction proposed or intended to be employed in the construction, enlargement or alteration of a building or project.


   The provisions of this §  9.2 amended under section 812.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  279.3a); and 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 §  9.2 amended October 22, 1976, effective October 23, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 2668; amended January 30, 1987, effective January 31, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 542; amended October 25, 1996, effective October 26, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5101; amended July 10, 1998, effective July 11, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 3273; amended July 15, 2005, effective July 16, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 3923. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (294851).

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