30-12-1 Board of architects
30-12-2 Definitions
30-12-3 Fees
30-12-4 Registration qualifications
30-12-5 Registration renewal
30-12-6 Certificate of registration
30-12-7 Seal
30-12-8 Disciplinary powers
30-12-9 Disciplinary proceedings
30-12-10 Registration; prima facie evidence
30-12-11 Prohibition
30-12-11a Construction administration services required
30-12-12 Exceptions
30-12-13 Enforcement
30-12-14 Penalties

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 30 > Article 12

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Architect: means any person who engages in the practice of architecture as hereinafter defined. See West Virginia Code 30-12-2
  • Board: means the West Virginia board of architects established by section one of this article. See West Virginia Code 30-12-2
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Direct supervision: means that degree of supervision by a person overseeing the work of another person whereby the supervisor has both control over and detailed professional knowledge of the work prepared under his or her supervision. See West Virginia Code 30-12-2
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Good moral character: means such character as will enable a person to discharge the fiduciary duties of an architect to his client and to the public for the protection of health, safety and welfare. See West Virginia Code 30-12-2
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • offense: includes every act or omission for which a fine, forfeiture or punishment is imposed by law. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Practice of architecture: means rendering or offering to render those services, hereinafter described, in connection with the design and construction, enlargement or alteration of a building or group of buildings and the space within and surrounding such buildings, which have as their principal purpose human occupancy or habitation. See West Virginia Code 30-12-2
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, all rights thereto and interests therein except chattel interests. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Registered architect: means an architect holding a current registration. See West Virginia Code 30-12-2
  • Registration: means the certificate of registration issued by board. See West Virginia Code 30-12-2
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Technical submissions: means designs, drawings, specifications, studies and other technical reports prepared in the course of practicing architecture. See West Virginia Code 30-12-2