Ohio Board of Building Standards, BBS MEMO #413 – Definition of Registered Design Professional – Issued November 14, 2022
The Board was recently requested to provide clarification to the definition of registered design professional in the Ohio Building Code. Currently, the code defines registered design professional as “Any architect holding a certificate issued under sections 4703.10 and 4703.36 of the Revised Code or any engineer holding a certificate issued under section 4733.14 of the Revised Code.”
Revised Code § 4703.10 addresses the certificate to practice architecture issued by the State Board of Examiners of Architects.
Revised Code § 4733.14 addresses registration of professional engineers by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.
Additionally, if a seal of a registered design professional is required on construction documents, then any profession discussed above may submit sealed documents. To provide this clarification, the following revision to the definition of registered design professional has been approved by the Board for incorporation into the code in the next update:
REGISTERED DESIGN PROFESSIONAL
Any architect holding a certificate issued under sections section 4703.10 and of the Revised Code, any landscape architect holding a certificate issued under section 4703.36 of the Revised Code, or any engineer holding a certificate issued under section 4733.14 of the Revised Code.
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For questions related to the information contained in this Memo, please contact the Board’s technical staff at 614-644-2613 or BBS@com.state.oh.us