(A) The state board of registration for professional engineers and surveyors may authorize a temporary registration for an individual who has filed with the board an application for a temporary registration and has paid the required fee. The temporary registration continues only for the time the board requires for consideration of the application for registration, provided a person is legally qualified to practice that profession in the person's own state in which the requirements and qualifications of registration are not lower than those specified in this chapter.
(1) The following persons are exempt from this chapter:
(a) An employee or a subordinate of a person registered under this chapter or an employee of a person holding temporary registration under division (A) of this section, provided the employee's or subordinate's duties do not include responsible charge of engineering or surveying work;
(b) Officers and employees of the government of the United States while engaged within this state in the practice of engineering or surveying, for that government;
(c) An engineer engaged solely as an officer of a privately owned public utility.
(2) This chapter does not require registration for the purpose of practicing professional engineering, or professional surveying by an individual, firm, or corporation on property owned or leased by that individual, firm, or corporation unless the same involves the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health, or property, or for the performance of engineering or surveying which relates solely to the design or fabrication of manufactured products.
(C) Nothing in this chapter prevents persons other than engineers from preparing plans, drawings, specifications, or data, from filing applications for building permits, or from obtaining those permits for residential buildings , as defined by section 3781.06 of the Revised Code, or buildings that are erected as one-, two-, or three-family units or structures within the meaning of the term "industrialized unit" as provided in section 3781.06 of the Revised Code.
(D) Nothing in this chapter prevents persons other than engineers from preparing drawings or data, from filing applications for building permits, or from obtaining those permits for the installation of replacement equipment or systems that are similar in type or capacity to the equipment or systems being replaced, and for any improvement, alteration, repair, painting, decorating, or other modification of any buildings or structures subject to sections 3781.06 to 3781.18 and 3791.04 of the Revised Code where the building official determines that no plans or specifications are required for approval.
Effective Date: 08-06-2002; 05-27-2005 .