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Obvious incompetence opens licensee to unlicensed practice charge

Some states—and Missouri is one of them—allow architects to do incidental engineering work on a large architectural project without being charged with unlicensed practice. But in a May 23 decision, a Missouri appellate court held that the unlicensed practice of engineering by a licensed architect was so tainted by his perceived lack of knowledge of engineering standards as to rise to impermissible unlicensed practice.

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