New Jersey Statutes Title 45. Professions and Occupations 45 § 3-18

The board shall issue a certificate of authorization to certain corporations and those corporations shall be authorized to offer architectural services as follows:

a. A corporation may offer to provide architectural services in this State if:  (1) two-thirds ( 2/3 ) of the directors are licensed architects;  and, (2) two-thirds ( 2/3 ) of the shares of stock are owned by licensed architects.  This subsection shall not apply to a professional service corporation established pursuant to the “Professional Service Corporation Act,” P.L.1969, c. 232 ( C. 14A:17-1 et seq. ).

b. A corporation may offer to provide architectural and closely allied professional services in this State if:  (1) at least two-thirds ( 2/3 ) of the directors are licensed architects and closely allied professionals;  (2) at least one director is a licensed architect;  (3) two-thirds ( 2/3 ) of the shares are owned by licensed architects or closely allied professionals;  and, (4) a minimum of 20% of the shares are owned by licensed architects.  This subsection shall not apply to a professional service corporation established pursuant to the “Professional Service Corporation Act,” P.L.1969, c. 232 ( C. 14A:17-1 et seq. ).

The certificate of authorization shall designate a New Jersey licensee or licensees who are in responsible charge of the architectural activities and decisions of the corporation.  All final drawings, papers or documents involving the practice of architecture, when issued by the corporation or filed for public record, shall be signed and sealed by the New Jersey licensee who is in responsible charge of the work.


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