2006 Code of Virginia § 54.1-401 - Exemptions

54.1-401. Exemptions.

The following shall be exempted from the provisions of this chapter:

1. Practice of professional engineering and land surveying by a licensedarchitect when such practice is incidental to what may be properly consideredan architectural undertaking.

2. Practice of architecture and land surveying by a licensed professionalengineer when such practice is incidental to an engineering project.

3. Practice as a professional engineer, architect or certified landscapearchitect in this Commonwealth by any person not a resident of and having noestablished place of business in this Commonwealth, or by any person residentin this Commonwealth whose arrival is recent, provided that such person isotherwise qualified for such professional service in another state orcountry and qualifies in Virginia and files prior to commencement of suchpractice an application, with the required fee, for licensure as aprofessional engineer or architect or certification as a landscape architect.The exemption shall continue until the Board has had sufficient time toconsider the application and grant or deny licensure or certification.

4. Engaging in the practice of professional engineering as an employee undera licensed professional engineer, engaging in the practice of architecture asan employee under a licensed architect, or engaging in the practice of landsurveying as an employee under a licensed land surveyor; provided, that suchpractice shall not include responsible charge of design or supervision.

5. Practice of professional engineering, architecture or land surveyingsolely as an employee of the United States. However, the employee shall notbe exempt from other provisions of this chapter if he furnishes advisoryservice for compensation to the public in connection with engineering,architectural or land surveying matters.

6. Practice of architecture or professional engineering by an individual,firm or corporation on property owned or leased by such individual, firm orcorporation, unless the public health or safety is involved.

7. Practice of engineering solely as an employee of a corporation engaged ininterstate commerce, or as an employee of a public service corporation, byrendering such corporation engineering service in connection with itsfacilities which are subject to regulation by the State CorporationCommission; provided, that corporation employees who furnish advisory serviceto the public in connection with engineering matters other than in connectionwith such employment shall not be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.

(Code 1950, 54-37; 1968, c. 77; 1980, c. 757; 1988, c. 765; 1992, cc. 595,780, 783.)

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